Celebrate Meatballs, Chili, Sausages, and Cassoulet!

Now that Cochon 555 has come and gone with Public’s Brad Farmerie turning out the finest swine (coverage here, here, here, and here), what single-food celebrations are next? Click ahead to find out.

The Meatball Slapdown
What: Meatballs from Fatty ‘Cue, Lupa, Vesta, Best Pizza, and more are judged by the Franks, Amanda Hesser, Ted Allen, Garrett Oliver, and Amy Eddings.
When and Where: Brooklyn Kitchen, February 3, 6 p.m. till 10 p.m.
How Much: $100, proceeds of which go to Brooklyn Kitchen and Meat Hook’s new classrooms as well as the Brooklyn Grange Farm’s new City Grower program. More info here.

What: Sample chili from twenty restaurants (Bark Hot Dogs, Fette Sau, Telepan, and others) using beef from Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in competion for a $2,000 prize. Musical performances by the Dixons, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, and the Ebony Hillbillies.
When and Where: Chelsea Market, January 30, 4 p.m. till 8 p.m.
How Much: $30 online prior to the event ($35 at the door), or $40/$45 with beer. More info here.

The Cassoulet Festival Tasting
What: Chefs from Back Forty, Cookshop, Fatty Johnson’s, Nuela, Savoy, Vinegar Hill House, and wd~50 will offer their individual spins on the dish.
When and Where: Savoy, February 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How Much: $65. Make reservations by calling 212-219-8570.

Loreley Williamsburg Sausage Festival
What: Twelve types of sausages (nine from Schaller & Weber and the from the Meat Hook) will be served on platters of various sizes — order more than seven sausages and your table gets a round of .2 liter Koelsch beer on the house. The Jug Addicts will play live.
When and Where: Loreley Williamsburg, from January 26 through January 30.
How Much: Sausages are sold in platters of three ($16), five ($22), seven ($27), nine ($33), or twelve ($38).

Celebrate Meatballs, Chili, Sausages, and Cassoulet!