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You'll probably enjoy beer on St. Patrick's Day, but then there's also the Get Real NY Craft Beer and Food Festival on Saturday. [Photo: Robyn Lee]

Thursday (March 17)

Luck of the Irish St. Patty's Pub Crawl
Thursday March 17th 11 a.m. to Friday March 18th 1 a.m.
Join in the world's largest pub crawl in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Drink specials until 9 p.m. include $1 Bud and Budlight draft beers, $2 Bud and Budlight bottles, $3 house-mixed drinks and $4 Jameson shots. $15. Various locations; 646-450-7827; event website

Saturday (March 19)

Get Real NY Craft Beer & Food Festival
Saturday March 19th to Sunday March 20th
Get all-you-can-eat food (and craft beer!) at the Get Real NY festival. Participants include Bierkraft, Brother Jimmy's (official BBQ sponsor), Jimmy's No. 43, L'Artusi, Murray's, Fatty Crab, Frites 'N' Meats and more. Brewers include Brewery Ommegang, Sixpoint Craft Ales, Stone, Two Brothers, Defiant IPA, Ballast Point and others. $65 (General Admission). $80 (VIP). The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York; 212-741-3400; event website

Edible Manhattan's Good Meat Party
Thursday March 17th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Feel free of guilt when you devour dishes made with animal-welfare approved meat. Food vendors featured in the current issue of Edible Manhattan will offer meaty dishes. Vendors include Jimmy's No. 43, Fatty 'Cue, Fleisher's and The Piggery. $25. Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, New York, NY; 631-537-4637; event website

Sunday (March 20)

Time Out For Hunger
Sunday March 20th
More than 150 Time Out New York's favorite restaurants will donate 10 percent of the day's sales to the Food Bank for New York City. Go out to eat at these restaurants for a good cause. Various locations; event website

Macaron Day 2011
Sunday March 20th, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday is Macaron Day in New York City! Francois Payard bakeries will donate 10 percent of their macaron sales to City Harvest. Francois Payard Bakery, 116 W. Houston Street, New York; Various locations; event website

Monday (March 21)

An Evening With Amanda Hesser
Monday March 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Amanda Hesser, author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook, will talk about her job as a food columnist for The New York Times. Hesser, along with Merrill Stubbs, launched food52.com where readers submit recipes to weekly cooking contests for a crowd-sourced cookbook. $25. The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY; 212-847-0775; event website

Wednesday (March 23)

Edible Brooklyn: The Truck Stops Here
Wednesday March 23rd, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Try a five-course menu of street food from Mexicue, Rick Shaw Dumpling, Jen 'n Outlaws Fish Fry Truck, Souvlaki GR and Van Leeuwen. $40. The Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Thinking Local With Ovenly
Wednesday March 23rd, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Brooklyn Winery's event series features Ovenly, a bakery inspired by Eastern European food. Meet bakery owners Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin to sample sweet and salty snacks. Free. Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY; 347-763-1506; event website

Ongoing

Dine in Brooklyn
Monday March 21st to Thursday March 31st
Take advantage of fixed lunch and dinner prices during Dine in Brooklyn. Over 200 restaurants are participating. $25 for dinner. $20.11 for lunch. Various locations; 718-802-3846; event website

Upcoming

Monday (March 28)

Celebrity Chef Tour at Yankee Stadium
Monday March 28th, 7 p.m.
Get a taste of dining at the James Beard House with the Celebrity Chef Tour's stop at Yankee Stadium. Enjoy a multiple-course meal made by chefs Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, Gavin Kaysen, Steve Evetts, Noah Carroll and Kevin Harry. The event benefits the James Beard House. $165. Yankee Stadium, One East 161st Street, Bronx, NY; 720-201-1853; event website

Tuesday (March 29)

A Taste of Home: A Chef Tasting Benefit Party
Tuesday March 29th, 7 p.m.
Alex Guarnaschelli, host of Alex's Day Off on the Food Network and executive chef of Butter and The Darby, will host A Taste of Home, a chef tasting. The event benefits Housing Works, a community of people living with HIV/AIDS. The organization's goal is to end the linked problems of homelessness and AIDS. $50 (Housing Works members). $65 (standard ticket). $100 (VIP). Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY; 212-334-3324; event website

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