Female Guest Chef Pop-Ups, Charity Cocktails: This Week In Food Events

What better way to start the year off than pledging to be more philanthropic? An easy way to give back is heading over to Latin-inspired bar Leyenda in Brooklyn to drink charity cocktails all month long. Meanwhile in Manhattan, The Sosta is hosting an all-female chef pop-up for the duration of January.

  • Fast casual Italian restaurant The Sosta in New York is hosting a series of female chef pop-ups for the next coming months. Writer Katie Parla is first up, having launched her pop-up on New Year's Day. She will be signing copies of her Tasting Rome cookbook on January 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Following Parla will be Gail Simmons, Leandra Medine, Olivia Perez, Alison Roman, Morgan Curtis and Eden Grinshpan.

  • Leyenda in Brooklyn is dishing out specialty cocktails for charity all month long. Each week will feature a new drink from which half of proceeds will be donated to different charities that support women's health and professional lives. Non-alcoholic lemonade will also be available all month long with all proceeds from that going to Women For Women International, an organization that provides aid to women in war-torn countries. Charities that will benefit this month include Metavivor (via Speed Rack), Bottomless Closet, Power Play NYC and Outsmart NYC.