Get a Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Red Hook This Weekend

Slate and whey.
Slate and whey. Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Slate Company

It’s long been our collective suspicion that the incessantly festive glut of fake national holidays (It’s Navy Bean Week!) is really entirely derived from sweatshop labor taking place at some anonymous press release factory in Hillside, so Grub Street generally refuses to acknowledge such days. (Also: Just send us some kind of signal, you workers forced to make up fake, food-themed national holidays, and we’ll come get you.) Anyway, this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., visitors to the newly opened Brooklyn Slate Factory in Red Hook will be rewarded with a free grilled cheese sandwich, in part because it’s — you guessed it — National Grilled Cheese Day. We’ll get behind this one. Just this once. You reserve your cheese on Facebook. [Brooklyn Slate Company via Matt Lewis/Twitter]