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Make Japanese street food classics like yakitori next Thursday at the Brooklyn Kitchen. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

August 4 (Thursday)

IPA Class at Jimmy's No. 43
Thursday August 4, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Love a nice, hoppy beer? Then this class is for you. Come celebrate the virtues of IPA at Jimmy's No. 43 with historical recipes, tastings and discussions. 43 East 7th St.; event website.

August 6 (Saturday)

The Summer BBQ Blowout Festival
Saturday August 6, 1:00 p.m.
Come join this BBQ block party with food from 10 restaurants including Vandaag, Imperial #9, Mile End Deli, Momofuku Milk Bar and more. Presented by Finger on the Pulse and City Winery. General admission: $60; food only: $45. 155 Varick Street; event website.

Beer and BBQ at the Hudson Terrace
Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m.
Soak up the sun this Saturday the Hudson Terrace at their Beer and BBQ Party. Tickets get you five samples of beer (out of 30 to choose from!), plus a hot dog or slider and a side. Music will be provided. 621 West 46th St.; event website.

August 7 (Sunday)

Cold Soup Competition at Huckleberry Bar
Sunday August 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Huckleberry Bar for this one-of-a-kind summer cold soup competition; they're looking both for competitors and tasters. Free to compete, $10 to taste. Free gin cocktails. Supports |the claque|'s theater retreat. Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street, Brooklyn; event website.

Beyond

The Meat Hook Grills Class with Matt Greene
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 p.m.
Grilling season is in full swing and if you're still looking to learn the basics of grilling this class is just what you need! Cover all the essentials like what type of grill to buy and how to use it, and then cook up a couple tasty grilled dishes including sausage, beef and chicken. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Japanese Street Food Class
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Japan has one of the most vibrant street food scenes in the world. Join TV host Candice Kumai to cook up some of Japan's tastiest street food. Try dishes like yakitori and more! $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Heartland Home Brew Contest 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The winners of this homebrewing competition, judged by Heartland Brewery's founder and head brewer, will get to have their beers served at some of the brewery's New York locations. Try the contenders at this tasting! The Empire State Buliding; event website.

Brooklyn Edible Social Club 5-Course Dinner Fundraiser
Thursday, August 11, 6:45 p.m.
Join the Brooklyn Edible Social Club for a delicious 5-course dinner to benefit the Apple Arts Healthy Snacks Program. Dishes include steamed mussels, roasted moulard duck marget and white peach tart tatin. $90/person. Private home in Clinton Hill; event website.

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