The Meatball Slapdown
What: Meatballs from Fatty 'Cue, Lupa, Vesta, Best Pizza, and more are judged by the Franks, Amanda Hesser, Ted Allen, Garrett Oliver, and Amy Eddings.
When and Where: Brooklyn Kitchen, February 3, 6 p.m. till 10 p.m.
How Much: $100, proceeds of which go to Brooklyn Kitchen and Meat Hook’s new classrooms as well as the Brooklyn Grange Farm's new City Grower program. More info here.
What: Sample chili from twenty restaurants (Bark Hot Dogs, Fette Sau, Telepan, and others) using beef from Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in competion for a $2,000 prize. Musical performances by the Dixons, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, and the Ebony Hillbillies.
When and Where: Chelsea Market, January 30, 4 p.m. till 8 p.m.
How Much: $30 online prior to the event ($35 at the door), or $40/$45 with beer. More info here.
The Cassoulet Festival Tasting
What: Chefs from Back Forty, Cookshop, Fatty Johnson's, Nuela, Savoy, Vinegar Hill House, and wd~50 will offer their individual spins on the dish.
When and Where: Savoy, February 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How Much: $65. Make reservations by calling 212-219-8570.
Loreley Williamsburg Sausage Festival
What: Twelve types of sausages (nine from Schaller & Weber and the from the Meat Hook) will be served on platters of various sizes — order more than seven sausages and your table gets a round of .2 liter Koelsch beer on the house. The Jug Addicts will play live.
When and Where: Loreley Williamsburg, from January 26 through January 30.
How Much: Sausages are sold in platters of three ($16), five ($22), seven ($27), nine ($33), or twelve ($38).