Plus: the skint
Vesta Vino in Astoria (pictured), a trattoria and wine bar with a growing number of fans, has tasty eats and a smart selection of wines; and you've got to love a place that serves wine by the bottle, by the glass, and by the shot. [Photo: Marcin JM]
The 1st Annual Souperama, a soup cookoff, in which pros and amateurs get into the weeds with broths, bisques, chowders, and the rest. Saturday, March 6th, 1pm, at Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E. 7th [2nd/3rd] 212.982.3006, $20, benefitting Harbor Hope.
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Using historic pancakes recipes, Sarah Lohman will make pancakes over an open fire at Brooklyn's Old Stone House. Sunday, March 7th, 11am-1pm, free.
The Meatball Shop, 84 Stanton [Allen/Orchard] 212.982.8895, serves 'em as balls, in sliders, and in heroes.
From Manhattan Fruitier, an all-Kosher Purim Basket with fresh fruit, almond nougat and rugelach.
Stinky cheeses get the spotlight at d.b.a. Brooklyn, 113 N. 7th [Berry/Wythe] 718.218.6006, courtesy of The Joy of Cheese, $20.
Today on Wish You Were Here:
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
hot chocolate happy hour! chocolate bar's west village location serves up 2-4-1 cups of our favorite winter liquid comfort food [every sun thru 3/20]
the 75th edition of the whitney's signature biennial exhibition runs thru 5/30. pay-what-you-wish every friday 6-9pm (reg $18)
the losers lounge celebrate what would've been karen carpenter's 60th birthday by performing the carpenters' greatest hits live. joe's pub [fri-sat 7, 9:30pm, $25]
alexandra beller + company perform 2 world premieres and a critically acclaimed solo @ dance new amsterdam [fri-sun, $17]
meet up with other pork bun lovers at the chinatown pork bun food crawl. convenes at columbus park. [3pm, pay-as-you-go]