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Apples-to-Apples Harvest Party
Head over to Brooklyn Oenology (which has brand-new website!) for an 11/11/11 celebration. Sip on a variety of apple libations, including Eve’s Autumn Gold Cider, Cornelius Applejack, and Wölffer Big Apple Wine, while playing the addictive board game Apples to Apples and enjoying slices of apple pie a la mode. Edible has the scoop.

Friday, November 11 from 6pm to midnight at 209 Wythe Avenue between N 3rd and N 4th Streets (Williamsburg).

Brooklyn Rooted “Yeasty Feast” Dinner Party
Move over summer, fall is here, and we’re trading summer wines for crisp autumn beers. If you haven’t made your dinner plans for Saturday, you can enjoy a three-course feast with beer pairings courtesy of chef Elise Kormack’s backyard dinner club, Brooklyn Rooted. The lineup includes pretzel bread, Chicken Noodle Soup and Braised Berkshire Pork paired with tasty, locally-brewed fall beers. Check out the full menu and grab a ticket here.

Saturday, November 12th from 7 – 9:30pm, 171 Prospect Place between Charlton and Vanderbilt Aves. (Prospect Heights) $80 per person.

Savory Pie Contest
There’s no shortage of pie love around these parts, but there’s no reason sweet ones need to hog the spotlight. The Brooklyn Kitchen wants to see your best non-sugary creations between crust. Competitors get two pounds of Daisy organic whole-wheat pastry flour for the cause, and proceeds from the bake-off go to the Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. Sign up to enter a pie or just to sample the slices and vote for your favorite.

Saturday, November 12 at 2pm at 100 Frost Street between Meeker and Manhattan Aves (Williamsburg). $5 to enter or taste.

For the Bird: Turkey Sausage
Brooklyn Cured has another sausage-making class up its sleeve, this time a Thanksgiving-inspired workshop at 61 Local. You’ll learn to make two stuffing-ready sausages: turkey chestnut and chicken apple. Afterward, sample the finished products with three craft beer pairings. Find more info and tickets here.

Tuesday, November 15 from 7 to 9pm at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets (Cobble Hill). $45.

Pie Social Workshop
Yet another opportunity to sharpen your pie skills awaits at Bubby’s, as part of its Fall Dinner Symposiums. Ron Silver, the guru behind Bubby’s legendary pies, will unlock the secrets of a perfect crust, then walk you through a comprehensive array of pie styles and variations. Oh, and you’ll get to eat a whole lot of pie, including steak and Guinness pie, salted caramel apple pie, and wild apple crumble. Read more and get tickets.

Wednesday, November 16 at 1 Main Street between Plymouth and Water Sts (DUMBO)

(S)low Down Gala
Eat, drink, and be merry at Slow Food NYC‘s annual soiree. This year’s benefit, at the Invisible Dog Gallery, will feature a whole roasted pig courtesy of Fatty ‘Cue, cocktails from Clover Club, and many more “slow-friendly” delights. Proceeds benefit Slow Food’s Urban Harvest program, which brings hands-on learning experiences to kids throughout the city. Buy tickets here.

Wednesday, November 16 from 7 to 9:30pm at 51 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $100.

Further ahead:

61 Local Thanksgiving Party
61 Local gives us another reason to give thanks with an all-day celebration of the harvest holiday. You’ll find a cornucopia of locally-made goodness from the likes of Red Hook WineryBrooklyn Soda Works, and Mast Brothers Chocolate. Stay tuned for more details.

Satuday, November 20 at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets (Cobble Hill)

Farm Market and Thanksgiving Potluck
The regular season has ended, but Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is reopening for one day only to help you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast. Pick up some farm-fresh herbs to spice up your stuffing and bring a dish or two to share in a neighborly potluck.

Sunday, November 20 at 44 Eagle Street between West and Franklin Sts (Greenpoint)

Brooklyn Chili Takedown
The weather’s starting to get cooler, so this spicy return of The Takedowns to the The Bell House couldn’t be better timed. The only rule is there are no rules, which promises to produce some wacky and wonderful concoctions. There are still spots left, so email chilitakedown@gmail.com to compete, or if you just want to taste, snag a ticket before they’re gone.

Sunday, November 20 at 2pm at 149 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $15.

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