Short Stack Book-Binding Parties; Edible Manhattan’s Good Beer Event

Edible Manhattan's fifth annual Good Beer event is this Wednesday, July 31, at 82Mercer from 6 to 9 p.m, featuring twenty breweries and over twenty food providers. Tickets for the event are $65 and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Short Stack is throwing a series of parties next week at the Kitchensurfing Townhouse in Brooklyn to celebrate its first three editions. Tickets for each of the events cost $20: There are parties on Monday the 5th, Tuesday the 6th, and Wednesday the 7th. Attendees will learn how to hand-stitch a book. [Grub Street]

Stella 34 Trattoria is now offering daily complimentary small bites during happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

Jeepney and Maharlika will host the second annual Balut (that's a developing duck embryo served in the shell) eating contest on August 3 at the Hester Street Fair. Contestants will have five minutes to consume as much balut as possible, and can enter via email. [Grub Street]

• Don't know what to do with those leftovers? A new app called Leftover Swap will allow you to share them with strangers. It's launching in August. [NPR]