L’Apicio’s Bloody Mary Contest; Pho at Grindhaus

• A one-night event to raise money to build housing in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan will take place at Bagatelle on January 27 from 8 to 11 p.m. The evening will feature dishes from heavy hitters like Paul Liebrandt, George Mendes, Michael White, and Andrew Carmellini, as well as cocktails from Joaquin Simo of Pouring Ribbons and Jillian Vose of Death & Co. Tickets are $300 for general admission; $400 dollars for VIP. They can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Grindhaus will now offer pho on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. The restaurant's version of the classic Vietnamese noodle soup features a beef-bone broth. [Grub Street]

• The third annual Eat, Drink, & Bloody Mary contest will be held at L’Apicio on February 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature over seventeen restaurants battling it out to prove that their Bloody Mary recipe is best. Tickets are $40 per person, and include unlimited drinks and brunch snacks. They can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

• For those looking to escape the polar vortex in favor of some Florida sunshine, Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter and the Darby will host two dinners at the Food Network's South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Tickets for the events can be purchased online. [Grub Street]