More Food Events, for $50

The New Amsterdam Market is holding an artisanal bazaar this Saturday, February 21st. You must be thinking, what is that? I was too… Apparently the NAM is trying to push the whole environmentally and socially responsible food production movement on us. I mean if oysters are involved, why not?

The Founded on Oyster Shells event is being considered a fundraiser to keep these “artisinal bazaars” going once a month. F/ocus Rental Gallery is hosting the event in their beautiful ground floor loft in Hells Kitchen. A $50 ticket includes 7 Local oysters, generous servings of fish chowder, brewer’s bread and butter, fresh pickles and kraut, and locally brewed beer. Visit Brown Paper for tickets.

Back Forty, which opened in late October by Peter Hoffman of Savoy, will be bringing Fat Tuesday to NYC with their Mardis Gras Beer Feast. In celebration of Sixpoint Brewery’s fifth anniversary, this “casual restaurant and bar” will be throwing a birthday party in celebration. Back Forty will be serving up heaping platters of Cajun favorites paired with top cask ales next Tuesday, Februrary 24th. For $50 a head, you can enjoy unlimited New Orleans goodness with strangers at fitting communal tables giving you the ultimate Mardis Gras experience.