All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest in Chelsea; Meli Open in Murray Hill

Brooklyn Brewery and Gastronomie 491 are teaming up with Jacob’s Pickles at their Upper West Side location for a charity tasting of beer, cheese, and pickles on Monday, August 27, at 6:30. Tickets are $10 and available through Brown Paper Tickets; all proceeds will be donated to the West Side Campaign Against hunger. [Grub Street]

The Chesapeake comes to Chelsea for all-you-can-eat Old Bay–smothered blue crab and all-you-can-drink beer at the Hammer and Claws Festival on September 8, 9, and 10. The event takes place over four separate settings at the Tunnel in the Terminal Stores; Tickets are $89. [DNAinfo]

The James Beard Foundation and Vermillion will host a five-course dinner and panel discussion on women in the culinary industry on Tuesday, September 18; panelists will include Martha Stewart and Lidia Bastianich. Tickets are $100 ($135 with wine); call 212-871-6600. [Grub Street]

If you’re craving grilled fish and baklava, there’s now another option: Greek restaurant Meli opened quietly in Murray Hill in mid-July. [Grub Street]

Mobile wine event promoters the Noble Rot are hosting #CabernetDay, a cabernet-driven tasting at a yet-undisclosed location in Manhattan on Thursday, August 30. Five wines and Asian-inspired paring will be on offer; tickets are $65. [Grub Street]

From September 10 to 31, Midtown Greek spot Molyvos is offering a four-course Santorini-themed menu for $60, with a free bottle of white wine from the island for every two orders. [Grub Street]

All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest in Chelsea; Meli Open in Murray Hill