Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Fest, a.k.a. the best Memorial Day Weekend party ever, announced its lineup for this year’s edition. That means it’s time to start planning your summer travel. For now, a pop-up celebrating Upstate New York produce and cuisine is taking reservations for next week. In Los Angeles, St. Vincent Meals On Wheels is raising funds for its program with local restaurants. Check back soon for more!

  • Tonight, Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark is hosting the third annual Beefsteak Dinner in New York. The family-style event is centered around premium cuts of meat paired with craft beers and bourbon. Expect a prime standing rib roast, bone-in leg of lamb, potato gratin and Baked Alaska! Feel free to bring your own wine, as the corkage fee will be waived for the night.
  • There’s one more week to dine while benefiting the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles. As part of the #FoodIsLove campaign, a number of restaurants in the LA area are raising funds for the program dedicated to delivering wholesome meals to homebound folks. Check out the list of restaurants here.
  • Manhattan’s Black Seed Bagels is teaming up with Upstate darling Brushland Eating House from Bovina Center, New York on a pop-up dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27-28 at Black Seed’s East Village location. The collaboration menu includes rabbit liver pâté, persimmon, radicchio and fennel salad, baked hand-rolled pasta, smoked salmon schnitzel, rabbit shepherd’s pie, mushroom flatbread, churros, halvah semifreddo and much more. Reservations are available from 5:30-10 p.m. and can be made by calling 607-832-4861 or emailing hi@brushlandeatinghouse.com.
  • Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Fest recently announced its lineup for this year’s barbecue-full extravaganza in Austin via Munchies. Rico Torres and Diego Galicia, Alex Stupak, Kristen Kish, Peter Cho, Ashley Christensen, Ivan Orkin, Andy Ricker, Chris Shepherd, and more will be cooking at the the best Memorial Day Weekend party you’re likely to ever go to. Musical acts include Hot Snakes, Peter Hook and the Light, Galactic, Okkervil River and more. And yes, Franklin, himself, will also be dishing out the meats. Tickets available here.