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A Chihuahua hot dog from Crif Dogs. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Thursday (September 1)

Free Hot Dogs at Crif Dogs
Thursday September 1st, now to 12 a.m.
We love ourselves a good deal, and this week, St. Marks hangout Crif Dogs is giving away hot dogs to hungry diners—with options like the Chihuahua, a bacon-wrapped concoction complete with avocado and cream cheese, or the bare-bones Crif Dog proper. 113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY; 212-614-2728; event website

Friday (September 2)

Final Day of Crab Week 2011
Friday September 2nd, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday's the final day to get your crab fix at Crab Week. For $40, diners can get a generous portion of Blue Claw Crabs, paired with sides like stone ground cornbread and boiled new potatoes. Wash it all down with a pitcher of Sixpoint Crisp Lager. Tickets here. Back Forty, 190 Avenue B at 12th Street, New York, NY; 212-388-1990; event website

Saturday (September 3)

New Cuisine Chocolate Tour
Saturday September 3rd, 12:30 p.m.
Explore some of the best chocolate shops in Soho and the West Village on one of New Cuisine's weekly chocolate tours. Taste some great chocolate and learn about the style and technique involved. $70. SoHo, usually Hudson St near King, New York, NY; 212-759-5552; event website

Sunday (September 4)

Brazilian Day Celebrations
Sunday September 4th through Saturday September 10th, noon to 11 p.m.
In honor of Brazilian Day, acclaimed chef Thiago Fretias will be a a guest chef at Alfama, a Portuguese restaurant in Midtown. He'll be cooking a delectable four-course menu featuring dishes such as Casquinha de Caranguejo, a spiced crab gratin served in the shell, and Cartola, a traditional Brazilian cheesecake served with banana and plantains. 214 E. 52nd Street, New York, NY; 212-759-5552; event website

Monday (September 5)

Inaugural Labor Day Party at Maison Premiere
Monday September 5th, noon to 8 p.m.
Williamsburg oyster house Maison Premiere, will be holding an Labor Day Party extravaganza. The menu will include burgers and BBQ oysters with gremolata, and on tap, French 75 cocktails. There'll be a jazz band, and even an oyster-eating competition for the fearless. $50 competition entrance fee. 298 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY; 347-335-0446; event website

Wednesday (September 7)

From Ethnic to Mainstream: Latino Chefs Conquering NYC
Wednesday September 7th, 6 p.m.
This talk at the New School will focus on Latino chefs in the NY restaurant business, and the question of what it takes to be successful. Chefs include Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and Roberto Santibañez of Fonda. Call for tickets, $5. The New School, Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th
Street, 5th floor, New York, NY; 212-229-5488; event website

Bro Down Showdown
Wednesday September 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Guys, learn how to cook a date-friendly meal, courtesy of chef/butchers Matt and Ben of the Meat Hook. The lesson will include recipes for brick chicken, easy sauces and sides, a mystery dessert, and of course, beer to wash it all down. $75.
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-389-2981;event website

Thursday (September 8)

Hester Street Fair at Fashion's Night Out
Thursday September 8th, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m
In the name of this year's Fashion's Night Out, the Hester Street Fair will be in residence at Henri Bendel for one night only. This means that paletas courtesy of La Newyorkina will be available—and an awful lot more. Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., New York, NY; event website


Moth Eaten: Food Adventures in Epic Proportions
Tuesday September 13th, 6:30 p.m.
In this edition of the storytelling series, the night's topic is food. Padma Lakshmi will host the evening, which will feature stories from food personalities including David Chang of Momofuku, author Adam Gopnik, Gail Simmons of Top Chef, and many more. $30. Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY; event website

A Slice of Brooklyn Tour at 92Y Tribeca
Sunday, September 18, 10:30 a.m.
92Y Tribeca holds many a fun food event, and this is no exception. The morning will include a bus tour of Brooklyn's finest pizza joints. Expect to visit some famous joints from Grimaldi's to L&B Spumoni Gardens.
200 Hudson Street, New York, NY; 212-601-1000; event website

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