Spring arrived sooner than expected, but we’ve got five great reasons to put off swimsuit season prep for one more week.
Get an early start on that most missed of summer traditions, barbecuing, at this walk-around tasting of the city’s best briskets. Over 20 chefs and butchers from Marlow and Daughters, Beast of Bourbon and Kimchi Smoke and more will bring their smokiest, most tender briskets to Sanders Studios on March 16 to compete in the Battle of the Meats, with categories like Best Smoked and Most Innovative in addition to best in show, so expect to taste some out-there flavors. Pick up some tips for your own backyard cookout at carving and cooking demos, sit in on panels with other meat enthusiasts. $90, 6-9:30 p.m., 525 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn