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


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