Red Hook’s Fairway Market Reopens; Back Forty’s Cassoulet Festival

Ward III will celebrate the third anniversary of its Whisk(e)y Monday series on February 25. Representatives from Koval Distillery, Spike McClure from Empire Merchants, and others will offer complimentary tastes of various whiskies, and the bar will feature a special menu of cocktails and half price pours from its own whiskey inventory. [Grub Street]

Ginnys Supper Club is jazzing things up over this weekend. Legendary saxophonist Benny Golson will perform at the club on February 22 and 23 with his quartet. Each evening will feature two performances at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are priced at $30 (for standing room only). For dinner and seating reservations, call the club at 212-421-3821. [Grub Street]

Back Fortys "Cassoulet Festival," which celebrates multiple interpretations of the dish from southwest France, returns with five chefs and takes on pork and beans. This years participating chefs are Alex Raij of Txikito, Mike Laarhoven of Back Forty, Shanna Pacifico of Back Forty West, Nick Anderer of Maialino, and Tom Mylan of the Meat Hook. Tickets are priced at $65 (for food and beverages), with a portion of the proceeds going toward the New Amsterdam Market. The event will take place on February 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

Fairway Market was one of the many stores in Red Hook hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The store is up and running again, with a few new perks to boast about, like a larger café, bigger aisles, and an expanded bakery! Fairway reopens on March 1; celebrations begin at 9:30 a.m. [Grub Street]

In honor of March Madness, DBGB Kitchen & Bar is hosting a sausage extravaganza on March 20. The family-style dinner event will feature an array of housemade signature sausages, all complemented by new beverages from Bronx Brewery. Guests will start with an early spring salad and sweet garlic and potato soup, dine on sausages family-style, and finish with pastry chef Mymi Eberhardts sweet and savory rhubarb tart with ricotta ice cream. The special dinner is from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $95 per person. Tickets can be purchased online . [Grub Street]