Earth Day, 4/20 Specials: This Week In Food Events

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A happy 4/20 and Earth Day to all! Whether you plan on celebrating on your couch or out in public at one of the many restaurants aiming to satisfying all manners of munchies, we have an event for you. For Earth Day celebrators, we have a line up that includes sushi, kombucha and cocktails. If neither holiday is your cup of tea, don't fret; check out the other events you can partake in.

  • Doors Open, a benefit pop-up raising funds for businesses affected by the Union Street fire in San Francisco, started slinging dishes and cocktails yesterday. The pop-up will be open through June and will dedicate all profits to displaced employees of The Salzburg, Ferry Plaza Seafood, Rouge Ales Public House, Tuk Tuk Thai and Coit Liquors.
  • New Jersey's Pizzeria Porta is supporting today's National School Walkout Day with its Pizza Saves campaign by donating pies to those participating in the protest against gun violence. Porta has called on to other pizzerias and restaurants across the country to do the same. Porta will be donating proceeds from the day's sales to Everytown for Gun Safety.
  • Artisanal ice cream makers Van Leeuwen is teaming up with The Alchemist's Kitchen to scoop CBD-laced fudge sundaes for today only in New York City (172 Ludlow St.) and Los Angeles (5915 Franklin Ave.) from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time. Comforter makers Buffy will also be there to supply you with the coziest, most relaxing afternoon imaginable.

  • TAG in Denver is going all out in honor of today's hazy holiday with a multi-coursed dinner to satisfy your munchies. Expect Hot Cheeto fried pickles, orange-cocoa fruit leather, lobster Hot Pocket, elevated tater tots, Capri Sun-inspired cocktails and more. Call 303-996-9985 to reserve your table.
  • Beginning today at 4:20 p.m., Pinch Chinese in New York will offer BEC dumplings and fried rice topped with Doritos, Flaming Hot Cheetos or Funyuns in honor of—you get the idea.
  • Kombrewcha and Roberta's in Brooklyn are celebrating Earth Day today with their Cheers to the Chill Life event from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drink kombucha, upcycle bottles and eat pizza all night long while celebrating the planet and spring. RSVP here.
  • New York's only sustainable sushi omakase bar, Mayanoki, is dishing up a special 18-course dinner on Earth Day this Sunday with two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The restaurant is partnering with The Safina Center and will donate 35% of proceeds from that night's dinners to the organization.

  • Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge in New York is shaking up a Grapefruit and Dill Organic Paloma starting Sunday and will be donating half the sales made from the cocktail to the Earth Day Initiative. The cocktail will be available for the rest of the month.
  • Chef Dan Kluger at Loring Place in New York City is hosting a dinner in honor of writer Andrew Friedman's launch of Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll on Monday, April 23. Kluger goes back in time and sets the dinner on May 4, 1983, a date that Friedman dedicates an entire chapter to. Kluger will reinterpret dishes cooked by Jonathan Waxman, Alice Waters, Larry Forgione, Jeremiah Tower and more.  Reservations can be made here.
  • The first annual Singles Ramen Eating Competition falls on Monday, April 23 at Gotham West Market. Helmed by Asian dating site EastMeetEast, the event is open to the public and will be streamed on Facebook. Champion competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will be there to show contestants the ropes. Winner of the competition will receive an all-expenses paid dream date in NYC, courtesy of the dating site.
  • Brooklyn dine-in theater Nitehawk Cinema will be donating all proceeds from sales of The Wobble cocktail to Next for Autism on Thursday, April 26 in honor of Autism Awareness Month.