Salvation Taco’s New Beer; Louro’s ‘Drink Like a Fish’ Event

For those of you staying in the city this weekend: Louro is hosting "Drink Like a Fish," a special kelp-cocktail pairing event, on Saturday, May 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For $45, you'll get kelp- and seaweed-infused spirits and small bites featuring the ingredients. [Grub Street]

A Japanese food company has produced a special batch of Furano melons with the Hello Kitty face etched on them. Impressive. [Kotaku]

Salvation Taco has a new brand of beer, Devil's Plaything, made with oranges, limes, and dried Haitian bitter orange segments. It's a collaboration with the Breslin's beer manager (Bill Brooks), the beverage manager at Salvation Taco (Sam Anderson), and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. A pint is priced at $8. [Grub Street]

Amy Goodman, radio journalist and host of Democracy Now!, will be leading "The Value of Food," a forum about the state of America's food system, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The discussion will include Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly, and Frederick Kaufman, food journalist and author of Bet the Farm. [Grub Street]

Boqueria will be celebrating the Calçotada festival, which marks the arrival of green spring onions in Spain, at both of its locations on May 27. The calçots will be cooked outdoors over an open-flame grill and served with romesco sauce. [Grub Street]