Local Purveyors Recreate 1800’s Saloons’ “Free Lunch”

The Tenement Museum will host a special tasting tour on Tuesday evening, inspired by the old saloon tradition of  offering a “free lunch” with the purchase of a beer. Jane Ziegelman, the author of 97 Orchard Street, will discuss the types of food that typically “fed the patrons at historic Gotham saloons.” Edible Manhattan teams up with the Brooklyn Brewery and local purveyors to recreate the lunch offerings: smoked herring, pickled oysters, ham, pretzels, rye bread and sausage. A building tour is included. $25 // 6:30pm // 108 Orchard Street.

New Food, Old Foodways – at Tenement Talks Tonight

Jane Ziegelman, the author of 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, will moderate a discussion about new food trends and how they reflect cultural foodways from the past, tonight at the Tenement Museum.  Proprietors joining in the discussion will include restaurateur and pastrami maker Noah Bernamoff of Mile End, pickle-maker Shamus Jones from Brooklyn Brine, and hop fanatic Ben Granger from Bierkraft. FREE // 6:30p // 108 Orchard Street.