Free Food and Book Festival Saturday; Champagne Hour at Piora

Pork Slope is teaming up with Finger on the Pulse to launch a new series, Bar Food Blowout, where guest chefs will make bar food. Robby Cook, the head sushi chef at Morimoto NYC, is kicking it off on October 8. There will be two seatings, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and guests will get a full plate of food and a beer. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

Piora in the West Village will be offering a Champagne Hour every Monday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Starting October 7, guests can enjoy a glass of Krug Gran Cuvee for $25. There will also be an extensive list of wines, premium Champagnes, and bespoke cocktails on offer. [Grub Street]

• This Saturday, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop is putting on its food and books festival, Page Turner, in Downtown Brooklyn. Vendors include Brooklyn Soda Works, Granola Lab, and Bombay Sandwich Co., alongside a dumpling-making session and panels and readings with many prolific authors. The event, which begins at 11 a.m., is free to the public. For more information, check out the website. [Grub Street]

Skál, the recently opened Iceland-inspired restaurant on Canal Street, will start serving brunch this weekend from noon to 3:30 p.m. Chef Ben Spiegel, formerly of Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Seattle, will serve up a range of dishes including porridge with roasted grapes, cured arctic char with trout roe and smoked cheese, and plenty of egg dishes. [Grub Street]

Osteria Morini has new lunch, brunch, and dinner menus in honor of fall. Highlights include sweet-potato-and-apple-filled ravioli, taleggio and pear risotto, and a timballo of rice with braised duck and dried figs. [Grub Street]

Free Food and Book Festival Saturday; Champagne Hour at Piora