It’s Labor Day weekend, which is when some choose to take on the challenge of eating BBQ while wearing white. There are a couple places on this list where you can do that, in addition to some outdoor parties and an Icelandic bakery popup. Make the most of the end of summer at one of this week's events.
Nick + Sons Bakery
In case you haven’t been keeping up with the food scene in Reykjavík, their (and now our) new obsession is a charming pastry-by-day, pizza-by-night cottage restaurant called Baka Baka. You can get a taste tomorrow at the Icelandic bakery’s popup at Nick + Son’s in Brooklyn. The two bakeries will be serving a mashup menu from 8am-1pm.
The folks at Ursula have built a whole business around their love of New Mexico’s famous green chiles, so why not give those southwestern beauties a whole day of special attention? On Tuesday, September 6th, Ursula is hosting their 3rd annual green chile roast at Farm to People in Bushwick. They’ll be roasting 1000lbs of New Mexican green chiles and serving a green-chile infused menu, with plenty of beer and wine from Farm to People, and some live music for a relaxing roast day.
The Give and Take Project—an art and clothing recycling project based in Brooklyn—is holding their next pop up at Mika this Sunday. You can pick through Bushwick’s best fashion before Beacon’s tears through it, and there will also be tattoos, natural dye workshops, live music, and bagels made with wild fermented vegetable yeast by Bagel Bunny.
Emmett’s On Grove
If you don’t have anywhere to double fist a burger and hot dog this Labor Day, you can get pretty close with the Char Cheddar Burger at Emmett’s on Grove. The off-menu item involves a burger topped with all of the fixings of a Chicago Dog and is only available at their West Village location on Monday.
No NYC neighborhood does Labor Day better than Astoria. Their street festival will be occupying 11 blocks of 30th Ave., and local bar and music venue Wolfhound will be taking over one of those blocks between 38th and Steinway. Stop by for live music (with outdoor seating), DJs from the Wolfhound Saturdays crew, a makers market, and plenty of food and drinks. The festivities will go from 11am-6pm. More info here.