Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time, which means you’ll get more than two seconds of non-fluorescent light to enjoy after work. Soon you can ride away into an actual sunset for drinks, dinners, and dancing, starting with this week’s exciting dinner popups and special events.
Talea Beer Co.
Women are awesome. Full stop. We shouldn’t really need to spell out the reasons why, but thankfully, cool girl Evelyn Berezin invented the computerized word processor so that we can. You can spill these facts and more at Women’s Trivia Night at TALEA Beer Co., who made history themselves as the first female-owned and operated production brewery. Brush up on your women's history before you go by bingeing the Womanica podcast, your daily dose of five-minute episodes highlighting amazing female innovators and leaders past and present. Womanica will be hosting the night of custom cocktails and special prizes from 7-9pm. RSVP here to ensure a seat. It’s free to play, but donations to the ERA Coalition are encouraged.
Next Tuesday, Estela invites Copenhagen-based spirit company Empirical into the kitchen for a one-time dinner and cocktail collaboration. The owners of Empirical are basically people who can’t let go of shit. They spent years recreating a dessert they ate (once) in the form of a spirt called "The Plum, I Suppose,” and, after trying a Pasilla Mixe chili at a Oaxacan market, they found a local academic to learn its entire history and create “Ayuuk.” Empirical’s co-founder and the team at Estela probably chased down some kind of crystal skull for the night’s à la carte menu, and we’re sure it’ll become our new obsession too. RSVP here.
If the most romantic thing you and your partner have done lately is watching Love is Blind in each other's sweats, it’s time for an actual date night (for you and for our girl Deepti). Chocobar Cortes is hosting a sexy-as-hell Noche de Salsa on Thursday with salsa music, a dance floor, and an all-chocolate menu. After a few choco-martinis, you’ll both be gushing about how you would have totally fallen in love with each other through a wall. Make sure to RSVP. Spots fill up fast.
If the recent influx of vegetarian and vegan restaurants is any indication, big "rabbit food” energy is taking over the city. Next Monday, Chef Desiree Tuttle, formally of Achilles Heel, will be cooking a Mexican-inspired vegetarian dinner in an effort to promote the sustainability (and general deliciousness) of meatless cooking. 40% of the proceeds will go to Star Apple Farm, a Black-owned, quarter-acre farm in Lehigh Valley, PA. The farm is committed to providing healthy, locally grown produce and educational programs to Black, brown, and immigrant communities in Lehigh Valley. Make your reservations here.
This Sunday, have a Supper For Ukraine to help raise funds for humanitarian aid to the front lines. Gertie, Dacha 46, and Huertas are coming together with guest chef Leah Koenig for a Ukrainian “Jew-ish” feast of pelmenis, borscht, and more. Enjoy some cocktails and vinyl from 5-9pm with all proceeds going to Razom for Ukraine.