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Pig Out at the Cochon 555; Find a Pie Nearby With a New Pizza-Locating App

• On Sunday, February 10, Cochon 555 will make a stop at Chelsea Piers. This ten-city, pork-centric tour brings together five local chefs, five pigs, and five wineries to celebrate nose-to-tail cooking, breed diversity, and family farming for what happens to be the festival’s fifth anniversary. The all-female lineup includes Butter chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Leah Cohen of Pig and Khao, and A Voce’s Missy Robbins. Go to Cochon555.com for tickets or more info. [Grub Street]

• Finding pizza in New York city just got even easier. Pizza-lovers who find themselves in uncharted territory can now use Pie Nearby, a new app for finding the best possible slice within ten blocks of your current location. Available for $1.99 in the Apple App Store. [Grub Street]

• Tickets are now on sale for Vegas Uncorked, a four-day international food festival filled with dinners, luncheons, and wine tastings. Chefs from the Bellagio, Caesers Place, MGM Grand, and Mandalay Bay, including Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa, will gather from May 9 to 12. Visit VegasUncorked.com for more info. [Grub Street]

• Tell your significant other to shuck off at Oceana's oyster-shucking class. On Saturday, February 23, from 3 to 5 p.m., chef Ben Pollinger and wine director Pedro Goncalves will teach nine couples how to shuck an oyster, prepare a raw bar, and make ideal wine pairings. All students will be invited to stay for dinner, which they will not have to prepare themselves. Tickets are $125 per person. Call Oceana at 212-759-5941 to make a reservation. [Grub Street]

Top Chef star Ron Duprat will bring French delicacies with a Caribbean twist to Haiti Optimiste tomorrow night, January 24. The evening, sponsored by FIAF, will include film screenings, discussions, and a performance by the "Joni Mitchell of Haiti" Emeline Michele. [Grub Street]

• China Latina will serve up unlimited dim sum on Sunday nights. Starting on the Chinese New Year, February 10, celebrate the year of the snake with all-you-can-eat sushi burritos, chorizo dumplings, and teriyaki-ginger chicken wings for $19.95. [Grub Street]

• David Burke is exporting only the fattest of Tuesdays for Mardi Gras this year. Set to traditional Mardi Gras music, David Burke at Bloomingdale's will serve up bayou-style dishes and cocktails. The menu includes a Louisiana crawfish boil with gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, and corn on the cub, to be washed down with hurricanes, hand grenades, and French Quarter sparkling sangria. Tickets are $95. [Grub Street]

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