mollyFlowers & Jewelry V-Day Collab

Order now, pick up 02/14 | 12 to 6 pm @ Erica Weiner, 360 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Bond, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.  Sustainable jewelry designer Erica Weiner is partnering with molly oliver flowers, a sustainable floral design business for a special Valentine's Day treat. Pre-order a potent mix of seasonal beauties like Ranunculus, Anemone, Flowering Quince, and Tulips that are locally farmed and chemical free. Guaranteed to be tied up sweetly, and ready for you upon arrival. When you come the store to pick up your flowers, a credit will be waiting for you that you can put toward your jewelry purchase of $150 or more: $50 if you bought a $50 bouquet, and $75 if you chose the deluxe. $50 - $75. Pre-order at Erica Weiner

lcondomsWin a Love Basket

This February 14th, L. International (known for their high quality condoms that give back), is celebrating love with surprise and delight. They’re randomly gifting their followers on Facebook and Twitter with customized Valentine’s box sets. The set includes:
  • A Cashmere & Vegan Leather Condom Carrying Case
  • A box of L. Do Each Other Good Condoms
  • TCHO Chocolates (fair trade and delicious!)
  • Terrarium with airplants for you to nurture (low maintenance love)
Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, and you could have a free Valentine’s Day gift box sent straight to you. kallio

Kallio Valentine's Pop-Up

Thru 02/14 | 12-7 Mon. - Sat. | 12 - 5 Sun. @ 226 South 1st Street This week long event will feature local, sustainably minded designers, offering you a curated, one-stop shop to purchase meaningful, high-quality gifts for friends and family—be they locally sourced, handcrafted, recycled, or upcycled. Pick up gifts from EcoCult faves Antidote, Brooklyn Makers, DLC, DomelsmithFengShui, GammaFolk, Kordal / Najla Lingerie, NettieKent, and Study NY. Make your own gift or pamper yourself by participating in workshops. Led by Brooklyn DIY Supply, Brooklyn Balloon Company and others. Sign up for the workSHOP CLASSES at kallionyc.com.

Brooklyn night bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Fri. and Sat. | 6 pm to midnight @ 165 Banker St. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn This warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market brings together local makers and artists to create a carnival-like atmosphere around up-and-coming doers. Shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods, bounce to live artists, play mini golf, try your hand at an arcade game, and taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more, all washed down with craft beers and maybe a frozen marg or two. Grab a taste pass for efficient and affordable sampling of food and alcohol. More info at bkbazaar.com

distillingSingL Tasting Tuesdays: Local Spirits Month

Tuesdays 02/17, 02/24 | 6:30 and 7:15 pm @ SINGL Lounge and The Fourth Restaurant, 132 Fourth Ave. This February SingL Lounge has partnered with Grow NYC to honor local distilleries. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Regional Grains Project. There are two tastings 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Orange County Distilling, Breuckelen Distilling, Hudson Whisky, and New York Distilling Co. Tickets are $25

jimmy'sWinter Hot Dog Championship

Sun. 02/15 | 1 to 5 pm @ Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, East Village, Manhattan I know, I know, you don't do hot dogs. So pedestrian. But what if they were gourmet, from a restaurant that specializes in locally-sourced meat? Now we're talking. Also, Danish craft beer, prizes, Evil Twin beer pairings, and special surprise guests will be there. You get to taste all of the hot dog creations--The Mexi-Dog with pico de gallo, guacamole, pickled jalapeño, and fresh tortilla chips; The God Morgen Dog topped with sriracha-ketchup, jalapeño cole slaw, deviled egg cream, and bacon; and The Hot Hanoi, with sriracha-mayo, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro and mint--and vote on your favorite. Revolving Dansk's Copenhagen Street Dog will also be served to everyone after 4pm with the classic Danish rød pølse and toppings, including Brooklyn local Tin Mustard, Danish apple ketchup, remoulade, chopped onions, fried onions, and Scandinavian sweet pickles. Tickets: $20 Regular, $25 At the door

s_Taste-Talks-Sunday-832The Brooklyn Slur - Fitzcarraldo

7 to 9 pm Fitzcarraldo, 195 Morgan Ave (btn. Meadow & Stagg), Williamsburg, Brooklyn The Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour is your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let them know what you think. Got a great idea for an event? Looking for ways to get involved? Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other "Slow" minded people? This month it's at Fitzcarraldo, a Northern Italian restaurant located in a former warehouse in Bushwick. Blue-tiled floors, exposed brick, and an open kitchen reinforce the farm-to-table experience that features a well-edited, seasonal menu (including a five-course tasting menu for $45). Focused on high-quality ingredients from the New York area, the restaurant was recently named a Critics' Pick by the New York Times. Fitzcarraldo will offer $6 glasses of Montepulciano (red) or Colombard/Ugni Blanc (white). If there's anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!