What Summer Hours Were Made For

This Week at Saxelby Cheesemongers

Being a cheesemonger, I wouldn’t know from experience, but a little bird once told me that come June many folks are given the magnanimous gift of summer hours, thereby kick-starting the weekend and getting everyone out into the Friday afternoon sun. Well, supposing this is true, Saxelby Cheesemongers has a really good excuse for you to get out of the office early this Friday… a Brooklyn backyard cookout, complete with live music, homemade mac and cheese, apple pie, and tasty beverages culled from the borough’s best.

Even if you don’t have summer hours, you should probably find a way to play hooky! It’ll be worth it… we promise.

Brooklyn Mac and Cheese Cookout and General Hootenanny
This Friday, June 6th
4:00 to 8:00 pm
The Yard (388-400 Carroll St. between Bond and Nevins St.)
F/G train to Carroll St. or N/R to Union St.

Tickets $25

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Come one, come all to a dinner party like you’ve never seen before! We’ll be cooking up a storm and dancing our shoes off at the Yard, Brooklyn’s only backyard barbeque set on the shores of the Gowanus Canal. The Yard has invited Saxelby Cheesemongers and Kelly Geary of Sweet Deliverance NYC to bake up a serious batch of mac and cheese and serve it up alongside sautéed early summer greens and some of Brooklyn’s most delectable beverages, including Apollo wheat beer from Sixpoints Craft Ales and bourbon from the borough’s resident expert, LeNell Smothers. And the good eating doesn’t stop there… there’s gooey apple pie garnished with a hearty slice of cheddar for dessert. It don’t get much cheesier than that.

While everybody’s busy filling their bellies, we’ll work on filling your ears up too, rolling out the red carpet (not to mention the dance floor) for the Woes, a band whose sound hopscotches around bluegrass, old-time, and New Orleans jazz. If you haven’t heard them, to say that you are in for a treat would be an understatement. And if you have, well, you know to bring your dancing shoes. Here’s to a fun and raucous summer’s eve… hope to see you at the Yard!

What’s For Dinner? The Rise of Food Literacy
Tuesday June 3rd
6:00 pm
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building
65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

In other news, tomorrow evening The New School will host a panel discussion about the state of food literacy. Panelists will be Anne Saxelby, chef Michael Anthony of the Gramercy Tavern, and Brian Halweil of Edible Manhattan. Drop by for some cheese and some chatter!

Tickets $8

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And last but not least! There are only 2 spots left on our Day A-Whey Weekend Trip to Consider Bardwell Farm. For anyone who’s been on the fence, now’s the time! For more information or to reserve your spot, call 212-228-8204.

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