Find out how to pair rock ‘n’ roll legends with wines, plus newlyweds get a free dinner to celebrate marriage equality, Grand Central's weekly tastings return, and more great food and drink events this week, June 30-July 5.
Who said it could only be two great tastes that taste great together? Tonight at City Winery, sommelier Jean-Luc Le Dû of Le Dû’s Wines in the West Village (the city’s best wine shop, according to Zagat) joins his friend and renowned rock photographer Bob Gruen for Rock & Roll Wine Tasting, a pairing evening that explores questions like, “What's the best wine to drink while listening to Blondie?” and “Which wine best celebrates John Lennon's 75th Birthday?” While you sip, Gruen will recount the stories behind his famous photos and Le Dû explores what inspired the pairings. Doors at 6 p.m., event starts at 8.
Happy hour comes to Grand Central Terminal twice every Wednesday in July during Taste of the Terminal, with free samples (including beer, cold brewed coffee, cucumber lassi and cured meats) and live music in Vanderbilt Hall. Vendors change with each time slot and day, so stop in Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Hamptons import BKB, serving modern seafood on the Upper East Side, is celebrating newlyweds in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality with a complimentary dinner for two. If you’re tying the knot between June 26 and July 3, make a reservation through OpenTable and include #LoveWins in the notes, then bring either a photo from the wedding with a timestamp or your marriage certificate to redeem it for dinner, which includes two appetizers like Montauk pearl oysters and crab cakes, two entrees like the lobster roll or BKB’s signature Angus burger, and a round of drinks.
Beginning this week and every Friday in July, NYC’s highest bar and terrace SixtyFive is holding Gin & Jazz from 5-9 p.m., with a Jazz Age-inspired menu of gin cocktails and live entertainment from a different jazz band every week. The cocktails ($20) are Prohibition-era classics like The Last Word (Dorothy Parker Gin, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino and lime) and the Jaded Gimlet with Plymouth Gin and Dewatsuru Junmai Sake.