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Sunday, Oct. 26th: 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival

What: 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival
When: Sunday, Oct 26th
Time: 3 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Free

The Drink is celebrating all things apples and fall at our 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival this Sunday, Oct. 26th. Timed this year to coincide with NYC Cider Week, we’re not only pouring ciders from all over the state, region, and the world, we’re serving apple pie, bobbing for apples (and whiskey!), hosting live Americana music, and topping the night with square dancing.

We’ve got some awesome bands playing, including the Kings County Ramblers, Deadhorse Bay, and Sean Walsh of the National Reserve. The amazing Don Coy (just look at this pic! old man in a white hat/white/pants/red shirt/bolo tie combo is killer) is calling squares from 8:30 – 10, but be sure to show up earlier in the day to sign up, as space for dancers is limited. Bob for apples while you wait, and wash down your fruit with our signature whiskey chaser at the trough.
We’re partnering with Gowanus pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds to give you four kinds of apple pie (salted caramel apple, sweet potato apple crumble, apple pear rose & black currant apple), and pairing cider with cheeses from Saxelby Cheese (a highlight: Slyboro raw sheep’s milk cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm with Slyboro Ciderhouse’s Hidden Star sparkling hard cider, which was used to wash the rind of the Slyboro cheese, plus Liberty apples, which was used to make the cider).

And in addition to serving cider on tap and in pours from the bottle, we’ll also be doing cider flights, like our Hopped Cider flight featuring Doc’s Dry Hopped Hard Cider, Harvest Moon’s Heritage Hops Hard Cider, and Naked Flock’s Citra Hopped Cider). Our list of cidermakers we’ll serving on Sunday, and throughout cider week, include Aaron Burr (NY), Slyboro (NY), Orchard Hill (NY), Eve’s Cidery (NY), Docs (NY), Sovereign (NY), Naked Flock (NY), Harvest Moon (NY), Harpoon (VT), Castanon (Spain), Enlightenment Wines (NY), Aspall (England), JK Scrumpy (MI), Crispin (CA).

Clearly, we love cider, and we’re excited to show the breadth of styles and flavors in craft cider, both on Sunday and throughout the week. We’ll be continuing our on tap and by the glass/bottle list until next Friday, Oct. 31st.


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Sunday, September 15th: 2nd Annual Gala Gala Hey! (an apple festival)



TIME: 3 PM – 10 PM


Help us usher in fall with our favorite celebration of apples, Gala Gala Hey! We’re teaming up with Kate Lebo and The Bored Vegetarian for an apple onslaught: some of our favorite ciders, apple food pairings, bobbing for apples, old-timey music, and 5 varieties of pies from the amazing baker, Lebo (5 kinds!).

She’ll be offering up cheddar-crusted apple pie, whiskey crumble apple pie, honey-ginger apple pie, brandied apple cardamom pie and apple pear pie. Pie slices are all $5 and whole pies are $40. Vegetarians beware! The secret ingredient to Kate’s super-flaky crust is LARD. Stick to Cheddar-Crusted Apple or Apple Pear Pie. They’ll be made with all butter crusts.

On tap we’ll be serving Doc’s Pumpkin Cider and Harpoon Cider. In the bottle, we’ve got Doc’s Hard Cider (New York), Sidra Castanon (Spain), Slyboro Hidden Star Sparkling Cider (New York), Aaron Burr Ginger Carrot Cider (New York), JK Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic Hard Cider (Michegan) and Duche de Longueveille Dry Sparking Non-Alcoholic Cider (France), in regular pours and a few super fun tasting flights.

In additional to apples and fall, we’ll be celebrating the release of Lebo’s new cookbook, A Commonplace Book of Pie,

a quirky collage of fact and fiction that combines humor, art, recipes, pop culture, and poetry to redefine America’s favorite dessert. Pie is a medium for conversation in this debut book from Chin Music Press, balancing Lebo’s technical baker know-how with lyrical ruminations on the real and imagined relationships between pie and those who love it.

Kate’s writing has appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, and Poetry Northwest among other journals, and she’s currently at work on a pie cookbook for Sasquatch Books, forthcoming in 2014. She teaches creative writing at Richard Hugo House and pie making at Pie School, her cliche-busting pastry academy. She also hosts Pie Stand, a social that uses pie to create conversations across communities.

The Bored Vegetarian is Bethany of Greenpoint:

The Bored Vegetarian is a way to push myself (and hopefully you!) to try new recipes, new flavors and new textures. Food shound be fun and exciting, not boring. This blog is about that.

Pie Menu

Music Schedule:

  • 3:30 pm: Hello Lovers
  • 5 pm: John Atzberger, Daniel King and friends
  • 7:30 pm: The National Reserve
  • 9 pm: special guest!

Hello Lovers is a strange fruit; comprised of and informed by musicians from different backgrounds and lineages. From prestigious conservatories to ad hoc improvisation pot lucks, avant garde and experimental studies to negro spiritual workshops, thru noise abandons and punk ethics.

The music of musician/composer j.c.King solo and in various constellations With Long term collaborators; Masha Poloskova_violin, Mollie Fischer_cello, Hannah Liddell_piano, Leah Celest_viola, Corey Walker_brass, multi instrumentalist Andy Hadaway (and many wonderful guests) has been intentionally amorphous, however, remains to celebrate accoustic orchestral instrumentation and musicianship.

With Mr.King’s unique songs, employing improvisation to examine the environments of consistently romantic themes, Hello Lovers are cultivating a zealous and ritual method of torch song. musics of resonant harmony, mystery, stillness and erratic movement.

Hello lovers are currently finishing thier third studio recording “glorified”

In 2012 Mr.king relocated to Brooklyn to train, write and experiment with new work.


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Sunday, Oct. 7th: Gala Gala Hey! (an apple festival)

WHAT: Gala Gala Hey! An apple festival hosted with The Bored Vegetarian and Pie Stand.

WHEN: Sunday, October 7th

TIME: 2 pm – 10 pm (see below for a full schedule of events

COST: Free

Apples! Fall! We love them, so we’re throwing a big ol’ party to celebrate all things apple: apples pies, apple cider, apple brandy, apple pairings, bobbing for apples, songs about apples(?), Apple Paltrow masks (?!) and the return of our famous hot wassail. We’ll be offering a free apple pie making demo, listening to some great live Old-Timey tunes (think lots of fiddle and banjo), and capping things off with the triumphant return of square dancing! Don’t worry, we’ll be teaching beginners how to square dance.

We’re hosting this party with our lovely friends from The Bored Vegetarian and Pie Stand. Music by Flanagan Smith and friends. Square dancing by caller Kristin Andreassen and musicians Eli West and Stephanie Coleman.

Pie Stand will be baking up five varieties for Gala Gala Hey! Keep in mind that you can PRE-ORDER WHOLE PIES, just email Kate: kate@pie-school.com.

An excellent Pie Stand pie

Pie varieties available for pre-order

  • Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie
  • Whiskey Crumble Apple Pie
  • Honey-Ginger Apple Pie
  • Brandied Apple Cardamom Pie
  • Good Old Fashioned Perfectly Plain Apple Pie

Schedule of events

3 pm: Apple pie baking demo by Pie Stand
5 pm: Old timey music by Flanagan Smith
6 pm: Open old time music jam
8 pm: Square Dancing

Bobbing for apples, apple snacks, and apple snacks all day. Check back here for a full menu of food and drink.

About Pie Stand

The lovely Kate Lebo of Pie Stand and one of her excellent pies

Pie Stand is a semi-regular, semi-secret pie social hosted by Kate Lebo, an award-winning baker and poet from Seattle, Washington. The premise is simple: Kate makes a seasonal selection of the best pie you’ve ever had. You stop by for a slice, a drink, and a chat–or you can order a whole pie ahead of time by e-mailing kate@pie-school.com. Kate’s the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie (forthcoming in fall 2013), and she runs Pie School, a cliche-busting pastry academy whose mission is to make pie as easy as it’s supposed to be. More info at http://www.pie-school.com/.

About The Bored Vegetarian

The Bored Vegetarian is Bethany. This vegetarian Tumblr is combination of her recipes, adventures in food, and experiments in photography. She says it is also “a way to push myself (and hopefully you!) to try new recipes, new flavors and new textures. Food shound be fun and exciting, not boring. This blog is about that.” You can find her at http://theboredvegetarian.tumblr.com/.

About Flanagan Smith

Flanagan Smith is a musician, actor, playwright, director and fan of Woody Guthrie. Smith spent several years researching and writing a play about Woody Guthrie. Research took him across the country from the New York Island to Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma to Topanga Canyon, California. Smith interviewed Nora Guthrie & Pete Seeger, met Harold Leventhal and Fred Hellerman, played shows with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and spent hours at the Woody Guthrie Archives in NYC, pouring over Woody’s unpublished works. Currently, he is working on a full length studio album with members of Wye Oak, Arbouretum & the Baltimore Afro-beat society. His website is http://www.flanagansmith.com/.

About our square dance leaders

Eli West left his musical main squeeze, Cahalen Morrison, to join Stephanie Coleman and Kristin Andreassen every Monday night at Lowland’s (543 3rd Ave.) weekly old-time jam in Gowanus. After just one week of melodious mayhem, they realized they needed to take the show northward, to Williamsburg. Collectively, they are a force beyond containment, and nary an idle toe remains dormant when these three get cookin’. Speaking of cookin’, they take the apple out of Appalachian music and whip it up into a pie of warm, gooey, old-timey goodness.

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