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the weekend buzz

“One Girl Cookies Book Signing, May Day at Loreley”

Get Your Whoopie On

If you're up for a little day trip, head out to Rhinebeck Saturday for the One Girl Cookies Book Signing and Tasting at Blue Kitchen. 
On Saturday, April 28 from 3-6pm
, join One Girl Cookies' partners in crime Dawn and Dave who'll be serving up a taste of something sweet with a personal inscription in their new book, “One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies & Cookies from Brooklyn’s Beloved Bakery.”

Get your copy signed, have a treat, and enjoy a day out of the city.  
Blue Kitchen is located 6423 Montgomery St in Rhinebeck, NY, coincidentally, the town where Dawn and Dave tied the knot!

Beer and Sausage for May Day at Loreley

May Day is celebrated in parts of Germany with Tanz in Den Mai ("Dance into May") festivities. On Saturday April 28, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten (7 Rivington St., 212-253-7077, www.loreleynyc.com) will kick off beer garden season with its own "Tanz in Den Mai" celebration and sausage fest. Special spring beers and sausage platters will be available from April 28 until May 3 during Loreley’s 9th Annual Sausage Fest.
On Saturday at 3pm, a ceremonial keg of Hofbräu Maibock beer will be tapped with each guest receiving a free beer as long as the keg lasts. Maibock, which is a paler, more hoppy version of bock (a strong lager), is typically served at spring festivals in Germany. Loreley will be tapping Spaten Maibock and Hofbräu Maibock throughout the festivities, along with other German beers.
Five different sausage platters will be offered, featuring German and international style sausages from Schaller & Weber, all accompanied by Loreley’s hearty serving of housemade sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Platters will come with 3, 5, 7, 9 or 12 types of sausages ($16-$38). In addition, the sausage fest will include for the first time bratwurst tacos, bratwurst kabobs and vegetarian options (including soy sausages). 

While Bratwurst (pork, veal & beef), Knackwurst (pork & veal), Wiener (pork & beef) and Weisswurst (veal and fresh bacon) are well known, you'll also have a chance to try lesser known types such as the mildly spicy Bauernwurst (pork & beef) seasoned with mustard seed, Hungarian Kolbase with paprika, a New Orleans Cajun-spiced Andouille, mildly smoked Chicken Bratwurst, garlicky Polish Kolbase and Nürnberger, a marvelous small, thin pork-based bratwurst from Nuremberg that’s scented with marjoram and packs a lot of flavor—not to be missed!

Happy Weekend!

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