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Tex-Mex Tasting Menu; Tracking Filet Mignon Inflation

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint hits the Williamsburg waterfront Sunday, September 9: Restaurants from across the two neighborhoods will offer small food and drink selections in this fund-raiser for the Northside Town Hall and Community Center. Thirty bucks gets you six appetizer portions of food and four three-ounce drink samples; all-you-can-eat tickets are $95; both are available through Brown Paper Tickets. [Grub Street]

• Tex-Mex newcomers Lonestar Taco and ice-pop purveyors La Newyorkina are teaming up for a six-course savory-and-sweet tasting menu event on Wednesday, August 29. Tickets are $70, order them here. [Grub Street]

• If a plane ticket to the southern hemisphere is out of reach, invert the seasons by attending Jaguar's free Chill NY event under the Highline on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoon, August 16 to 18. The British car brand will have free ice-skating in a climate-controlled bubble, and several food trucks will be on hand with winter-themed but summer-appropriate fare like frozen hot chocolate. [Grub Street]

• In honor of National Rum Day, this Thursday, August 16, Caliche Rum is collaborating with the Gerber Group's five Manhattan bars — Stone Rose Lounge, Whiskey Park, Whiskey Blue, Living Room, and Lilium — to serve up two drink specials (made with Caliche, naturally). If neither drink strikes your fancy, swap in Caliche for your usual rum order at no extra charge. [Grub Street]

Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson will be signing his new memoir Yes, Chef at the Bowery Whole Foods on Thursday, August 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

• Chip Tate of Waco Texas's Balcone's Distilling will lead a workshop on "building a spirit" Sunday, September 9, at Anfora. Participants will sample spirits from throughout the distillation and barrel-aging process to understand the changes in flavor, and the event will conclude with a custom cocktail made from the finished product. Tickets are $50; available here. [Grub Street]

• The Omnivore World Tour twelve-city food festival comes to Brooklyn on the weekend of September 21, when a cast of both local and foreign chefs will preside over events, including classes and collaborative dinners at Blanca and Dekalb Market. [Grub Street]

• Chefs from the New Orleans restaurant August will bring their Louisiana-inflected French cooking north on Tuesday, August 21, when they will prepare a five-course dinner City Grit. The dinner is a fund-raiser for Chefs Move!, a foundation that funds culinary education for minority students in New Orleans; tickets are $175 and are available through City Grit. [Grub Street]

• On Saturday, August 25, Williamsburg's Gourmet Guild is hosting a fish fry in support of St. Nicks Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to the revitalization of North Brooklyn. For $35, get a plate of fried cod with sides, refreshments, and wine sorbet to wrap it up; tickets are available through the Mutual. [Grub Street]

• Unemployment is high and the euro is in trouble, but how is the economy affecting the most expensive steak in New York's oldest restaurant? NPR's Planet Money tracks the price of a filet mignon at Delmonico's over the last 94 years to find out. [NPR]

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