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Foodie Weekend #9: BBQ End of Days

Get your final summer kicks in as we enjoy the last of August before LABOR DAY WEEKEND :( Still haven't been to a clambake or a crab boil or a lobster fest like me?! Well let's get this done together!!! Thursday:

O Live Brooklyn wants you to learn about olive oil, so tonight they're offering a 101 class on the subject for a mere $20! You will also walk away with your own bottle of the stuff included in the price. Check out their website for RSVP info.

Do you have a dark side? Well if so you should head to Greenwood Cemetery tonight as it's the last night of Drinks to Die For. The Beer Garden at Brooklyn Historical Society has been taking their brews to the landmarked graveyard to drink amongst the dead this summer and tonight's your final shot to join in on the spooky fun! Drink tickets are only $5, the event itself is free and when else can you drink alongside Boss Tweed, Basquiat, and Louis Comfort Tiffany?!

Today it's her birthday! Dorothy Parker, that is. And the Dorothy Parker Society is celebrating the 120 years of her at the New York Distilling Company. And if you get there from 6-8pm you'll find yourself a specially priced martini for $1.20! The rest of the evening will offer continued happy hour discounts, readings and raffles for your lush self!

Friday:

Before you head out of town for your last summer getaway try a tour of some food trucks by ditching work a little early! Food Truck Fridays will continue, but will your summer Fridays do the same?

Saturday:

The Arrogant Swine is bringing you authentic North Carolina Whole Hog BBQ in Greenpoint! These guys held similar events in the past and wanted to make sure you got your fill of pig before the summer's gone! There's also going to be live music, craft beer from Founders Brewery and a portion of the proceeds are going to good! There are noon and evening sessions as well as VIP tickets for both here!

Get your Margarita on! The first NYC Margarita March has arrived, with tickets still available for purchase! You'll get up to 8 margs at various venues as well as some food nibbles to keep your belly filled. All venues are in Lower Manhattan and you can pick up your pass at The Parkside Lounge between 12-2pm.

If you find yourself in Chelsea this afternoon, why not head west and check out the Blues BBQ taking place at Hudson River Park? The free event will be starting at 2pm, presenting a number of great musicians and some tasty food for your purchase from some of my favorite BBQ joints, like Dinosaur and Delaney!

Alphabet City Beer Co has teamed up with Ventura Sails and Narraganset to bring you beer on the water with their fourth Sunset Cruise to set sail out of lower Manhattan's harbor. Tickets are still available and there will be food available along with the beer on the cruise...in case you're worried about getting stranded for too long without sustenance! And if you'd like to meet your fellow sailing buddies before hitting the open waters, there's a gathering at ABC Beer starting at 4pm.

Pairing food & music is pretty common, and this year's Afropunk Fest is no different. Get your groove on so you can burn some of the calories you'll spend by gorging on some of the great vendors you have to choose from at the event. I mean I even include some of these guys on my tours! The festival take place over Saturday and Sunday, and will also feature Art, Yoga, Shopping and some tricked out bikes on display for you to envy! Admission is free, but if you'd like to skip the lines and donate to the good people that make these things happen then you should take care of it ahead of time.

Sunday:

The Annual Brighton Jubilee Festival is going down on Sunday and is considered one of Brooklyn's Biggest Summer Events. The Russians represent their history and culture and their ties to old Brighton with this celebration that's been going on along Brighton's streets for over 35 years! The event is free and there will be a range of food vendors available for you to buy street eats from. If you've yet to explore Brighton Beach, I'd say this is a great time to do it!