Butter Midtown Now Serving Brunch; Taste of the Nation Culinary Benefit Dinner

• Beginning this Sunday (March 16), Butter Midtown will offer up its take on a traditional high-end hotel-style brunch with dishes like housemade waffles with bourbon whipped cream, a smoked salmon platter, and plenty of three-egg omelettes. The brunch, which will be available weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is $59 per person, and will also feature live music from the JC Hopkins Combo. [Grub Street]

• Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, a culinary benefit dedicated to raising money to end childhood hunger, will take place on April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 82 Mercer Street. The event will feature food and drinks from the likes of Contra, Pearl & Ash, PDT, Gramercy Tavern, Talde, and many more. Tickets, which can be purchased online, are $225 for general admission and $425 for VIP. [Grub Street]

Calliope is hosting a dinner with Sean Strub, author of Body Counts, on March 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Strub will read from his memoir during the four-course meal, which costs $85 and includes a copy of the book. More info can be found here. [Grub Street]

• Crow Hill Supper Club will hold a Royal Purim Banquet on Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The meal will begin with a selection of ten salads and will end with a massive spread of cookies. Tickets, which include cocktail pairings, are $70 per person, and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is now offering a boneless fried chicken sandwich dubbed “The Blue Ribbon” that comes with quick-pickled cucumbers and BR special sauce. [Grub Street]

• From 9 to 11 p.m. on March 21, sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier will host a "happy hour" at Rouge Tomate, where diners sitting in the bar area of the restaurant can sip on a flight of four rare wines produced in Hungary for $40. The winemaker, Samuel Tinon, will be on hand. [Grub Street]

Untamed Sandwiches is now offering a special sandwich called the Choctaw Trinity, which features turkey and sausage gumbo with rice, dilly bean slaw, homemade sassafras honey mustard, and cress. $1 from each sold will go to the Food Bank for New York City. [Grub Street]

• Steve Hindy (co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery), Kim Jordan (co-founder of New Belgium Brewing Company), and Charlie Papazian (founder of the American Homebrewers Association) will discuss the past, present, and future of craft beer in America on April 25 at the New York Public Library at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

• Starting Friday, Colonie in Brooklyn Heights will offer a namesake burger made from grass-fed beef, topped with cloth-bound Cheddar, house bacon, beet ketchup, and a fried duck egg. The burger will be available on the brunch menu and in limited quantities at dinner as an off-the-menu special. [Grub Street]