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FEAST
Gather together with friends and neighbors for an evening of food and drink while supporting local artists. Part of the FEAST public dinner series, the meal offers a place for artists to present project ideas, while attendees enjoy a meal and beers provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Afterward, everyone casts a vote on which project will receive community-sourced funding, collected from the night’s donations. Seating is first come, first served; read more here.

Saturday, January 21 from 5 to 8pm at Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St between Nassau and Driggs Aves (Greenpoint). $20 suggested donation.

Beer Dinner
Brewmaster Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery teams up with chef Ryan Farrar of The Jakewalk for a three-course pairing dinner. The full menu is TBD, but you can reserve a spot now by emailing events@thejakewalk.com and check out the flyer.

Monday, January 23 at 6pm and 9pm at the Jakewalk, 282 Smith St at Sackett St (Carroll Gardens). $45.

Winter Spirits Tasting Series: Brandy & Cognac
Warm up at this educational tasting of spirits at Sycamore, led by Chris Hiatt of Slope Cellars. You’ll learn the subtleties of brandies and eaux de vie, while snacking on cheeses courtesy of Market & Mimi’s. Buy tickets here.

Monday, January 23 from 8 to 10pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $30.

Olio Nuovo Dinner
Head to Frankies 457 for the much-anticipated Olio Nuovo Dinner: its namesake ingredient is ultra-fresh olive oil from the first pressing of the season, showcased in a five-course meal and paired with Southern Italian wines. Find more information (including how to reserve a spot) in the Franks’ newsletter.

Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm at Frankies 457, 457 Court St between 4th Pl and Liquer St (Carroll Gardens). $85.

Pre-Industrial Dinner
Transport yourself to a time before food trucks and the Brooklyn Flea at this educational dinner with historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, who writes the blog Four Pounds Flour. You’ll learn about the foods of mid-1800s Brooklyn — when much of the borough was farmland and foods had to be preserved without the convenience of refrigeration — while sampling a four-course menu that showcases the methods and dishes of the era. Read more and RSVP here.

Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30pm at The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd between E 11th St and Westminster Rd (Ditmas Park). $69.

Winemaker Q&A Roundtable
Brooklyn Oenology founder and winemaker Alie Shaper hosts this tasting and discussion at her Williamsburg winery. This week, sample six wines from New York State and ask whatever vino questions you have on your mind, from tasting notes to the winemaking process. Read more about the event and email taste@brooklynoenology.com to reserve a spot.

Wednesday, January 25 from 7 to 8:30pm at Brooklyn Oenology, 209 Wythe Ave between N 3rd and N 4th Sts (Williamsburg). $25.

Meet the Farmer (Fisherman) Dinner
Applewood will be hosting Christopher Nicolson of Iliamna Fish Co. and the Red Hook Winery, for a four-course tasting menu, paired with wine at every course, featuring Iliamna’s wild sockeye salmon. Christopher is a third-generation fisherman who offers a sustainable alternative to commercially-sourced seafood through his salmon CSA (read our interview with Christopher to learn more about Iliamna).

Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00pm at Applewood, 501 11th St between 7th Ave & S Prospect Park. (Park Slope). Call 718.788.1810 for reservations and pricing.

Further ahead:

Mac & Cheese Takedown
Leave it to The Takedowns to know just what we need to get through the winter! Head to The Bell House to sample 25 melty, gooey creations from amateur chefs, then vote on your favorite. Get tickets here.

Sunday, January 29 at 2pm at The Bell House, 149 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus)$15.

Farm + Beer Expo
Brooklyn Brewery welcomes an all-star lineup of craft brewers for this event benefiting farms damaged by Hurricane Irene. Co-hosted by the Good Beer Seal and Brooklyn Brew Shop, the all-you-can-drink fete will have suds from KelsoEmpire BrewingTundra BreweryOmmegang and more. You can also catch demos on home brewing and discussions about local farms and green breweries. Read more and buy tickets here.

Tuesday, January 31 from 7 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $45 early bird tickets before Jan 22.

The Brooklyn Slur
Slow Food NYC hosts its bimonthly happy hour at The Shanty, the neighborhood’s newest bar-in-a-distillery. Mingle with members and organizers, share your suggestions for the chapter, and learn about ways to get involved. More details can be found here.

Tuesday, January 31 from 7 to 9pm at The Shanty, 79 Richardson St between Leonard and Lorimer Sts (Williamsburg)

Meat Your Brewer
This five-course family style meal at Bierkraft celebrates the beloved pairing of meat and beer, with organic meats from Fleisher’s and brews customized for the menu from Barrier Brewing. Among the offerings: porchetta and roasted vegetables paired with a Desolation Winter Warmer, spiced with cardamom, maple syrup and bitter orange peel. Get tickets here.

Wednesday, February 1 from 7 to 10pm at Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Ave between Sackett and Union Sts (Park Slope). $100.

Supper Club: Apple of Your Eye
Local Roots NYC will host their third supper club with guest chef Matthew Lief of Landhaus, featuring a four-course menu with ingredients from Local Roots CSA farms and other neighboring farms.  Dishes will showcase the versatility and wide range of flavors of apples, one of the few fruits that are available in the winter season. Find tickets and info here.

Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street between Smith and Court Sts (Cobble Hill). $40 General, $35 CSA Members, $35 Vegetarian.

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