St. Irene Chrysovalantou Festival and Bazaar Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, 5:00-11:00; Sunday, noon-11:00 Vicinity of the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, 36-07 23rd Ave. (at 36th St.), Astoria, Queens www.StIrene.org Free admission
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Continue Thursday through Sunday, July 17-20, various evening and weekend hours In the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 North 8th St. (Havemeyer St.-Meeker Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn www.OLMCfeast.com Free admission
Screening: Tale of a Butcher Shop Saturday, July 19, noon-2:00 Japan Society, 333 East 47th St. (First-Second Aves.), Manhattan www.JapanSociety.org/event/tale-of-a-butcher-shop Tickets: general admission: $13; seniors, students, and Japan Society members, $10
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest Saturday, July 19, two sessions: noon-3:00, 4:00-7:00 Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. (Dahlia-Elder Aves.), Flushing, Queens www.QueensBotanical.org/BrewFest Tickets: per session, $45 advance/$50 onsite; ages 21 and over only
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Continue Thursday through Sunday, July 10-20, various evening and weekend hours In the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 North 8th St. (Havemeyer St.-Meeker Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn www.OLMCfeast.com Free admission
Dan's Taste of Summer GrillHampton: Friday, June 11, 8:00-11:00 Dan's Taste of Two Forks, Saturday, June 12, 7:30-10:00 Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, New York www.DansTasteOfSummer.com Tickets: GrillHampton, $120; Dan's Taste of Two Forks, $160; ages 21 and over only Via The Chef's Connection
St. Anthony of Padua Summer Festival Friday, July 11, 5:00-11:00; Saturday, 5:00-11:00; Sunday, noon-10:00 6th St. between Monmouth and Brunswick Sts., Jersey City www.StAnthonyJC.com/#/upcoming-events/4541457183 "Delicious Polish, Italian, Spanish and Philippine cuisine" Free admission
Kutztown Folk Festival Continues Thursday through Sunday, July 3-6, 10:00-8:00 most days Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St., Kutztown, Pennsylvania www.KutztownFestival.com Admission: adults, $14; seniors ages 55 and over, $13; students ages 13-17, $5; children ages 12 and under, free
Taste Asia in Times Square Continues Thursday, June 26, 11:00-8:30 Times Square between 42nd and 43rd Sts., Manhattan www.Facebook.com/tasteasianyc/events Free admission; tickets for seated tastings, $88 per session
Some like it runny: Though this pastry is named for a fish, inflected by parsley and capers, and accompanied by tabouli and a trio of sauces, the featured ingredient is egg. My Algerian-style tuna brick ($8) — often spelled brik, sometimes briq — was fresh from the fryer, and the folds of warqa, a stiff cousin to filo, were too hot to handle at first.
Eating brick with the fingers, and not with a knife and fork, is de rigueur, and by the time I managed a few bites, hélas, the egg had cooked through. A quicker-thinking fellow would have pushed aside the tabouli and cradled his brick in the lettuce leaf underneath.
Es doger ($4), when served at a restaurant, will usually be listed under an amophous menu heading such as "drinks and desserts." A fat straw is useful; a spoon is a necessity. It hails from the West Java capital of Bandung, a name associated with pink drinks, often colored by rose syrup but, in this case, by a bottled, tinted cocopandan syrup. Other ingredients included ice, basil seeds, red tapioca pearls, condensed milk, slivers of young coconut, avocado, and two types of tape (Tah-Peh), one made from black glutionous rice, the other, from cassava (shown below). Tape, also called tapai (Tah-Pie), is a pasty fermented food known by many other names thoughout East and Southeast Asia; the sweeter ingredients of es doger are balanced by its sour twang.
Indonesian bazaar City Blessing Church, 38-02 61st St. (at 38th Ave.), Woodside, Queens (This event — perhaps a one-off, and that accommodated several regular participants at the Masjid al-Hikmah bazaars — was held on June 21, 2014)
NYC Craft Beer Festival Three sessions: Friday, June 20, 8:00-10:30; Saturday, 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:30 Lexington Armory, 68 Lexington Ave. (25th-26th Sts.), Manhattan www.NYCraftBeerFest.com Tickets: per session, $55 advance/$65 onsite, or $75/$85 for hour-earlier VIP admission; ages 21 and over only