It's the perfect time of year for some apple drinks! [Photograph: Alice Gao]

Thursday (November 10)

First Annual Loreley Schnitzel Fest
November 10th, 12 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Try 11 different kinds of schnitzel, like Balkan Schnitzel, Schnitzel Cordon-Bleu, and Japanese "Tonkatsu" Schnitzel. Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten, 7 Rivington St., New York, NY; event website

The Gohan Society Presents Aki Matsuri 2011: Celebrating The Spirit Of Japanese Chefs In NYC
Thursday November 10th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the innovation of Japanese cuisine at this event, brought to you by the Gohan Society, with well-known Japanese chefs and delicious bites from NYC restaurants like Morimoto, Brushstroke, and Sushi Zen. Of course the food will be accompanied by unlimited sake and Brooklyn Brewery's own! GA $100, VIP $150. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St., Brooklyn, NY; event website

Grass-fed Beef Tasting At Eataly
November 7th - November 11th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Eataly's meat department is featuring Piedmontese beef just for Meat Week NYC! They'll be giving away samples of the beef, as well as some Piedmontese crudo, while the staff explains the importance of the Italian breed. Eataly, 200 5th Ave., New York, NY; event website

Bitters Discussion And Tasting With Brad Thomas Parsons
November 10th, 5:30 p.m.
Green Grape Annex will be serving bitters and soda from 5:30 to 7:30. Next, author Brad Thomas Parsons will talk about the role of bitters in today's cocktail renaissance, as well as its historical significance, with Zach Feldman of Bitters, Old Men who will contribute some anecdotes of bitters production. (They're both Serious Eaters, too!) Then Brad will lead guests across the street Greene Grape Wine & Spirits to sample various bitters cocktails. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY; event website

Brooklyn's One Girl Cookies' Apple Pie Classes
November 10th & November 17th, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Learn to make a double crust and bake pies using Greenmarket apples. Enjoy some light refreshments, have your pie and eat it too! $65.
One Girl Cookies, 68 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY; event website

Friday (November 11)

Apples-to-Apples Weekend Harvest Bash
November 11th, 7 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Imbibe some apple-y drinks like Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider, Cornelius' Applejack, Eve's Autumn's Gold Cider and Wolffer's Apple Wine as well as wines from Brooklyn Oenology. The Apple Pie à la mode will be $2 off with purchase of an apple drink. Brooklyn Oenology Winery Tasting Room, 209 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY; event website

Saturday (November 12)

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Tasting
November 12th, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Stop by the East Village Meat Market and sample some Kielbasa and Sauerkraut in honor of Meat Week! East Village Market, 139 2nd Ave., New York, NY; event website

Green Beef Screening And Grass-Fed Burger Tasting
November 12th, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Check out this film screening, hosted by Slow Foods NYC, plotting the beef's journey from Grazin' Angus Acres to the restaurant Local 111. Michael Crupain, filmmaker and producer of The Dairy Show will be present to discuss the film's content with viewers. $10. Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th St., New York, NY; event website

Tuesday (November 15)

Brooklyn Farmacy's Tuesday Night Old Time Musical Jam
Tuesday November 15th (and all other Tuesdays), 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Sip on some egg creams and jam out to old-timey tunes from various local musicians, at this just-reinstated weekly event. Bring your instruments if you're interested in playing along! Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Wednesday (November 16)

Slow Food NYC Presents The (S)low Down
Wednesday November 16, VIP 6:00 p.m., 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Slow Food NYC is hosting an annual fundraiser to support its Urban Harvest Programs. A whole roast pig will be provided by Fatty 'Cue, and cocktails by the best local mixologists. And there will be a raffle and silent auction to round out the evening! Tickets range from $100 - $500. The Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY; event website


Long Island Restaurant Week With LITweetup Helps
November 6th - November 13th, operating hours
Eat at participating restaurants for a reduced price, and take part in a food drive to benefit Island Harvest, a Long Island hunger relief organization. Long Island, NY; event website

14th Annual New York Chocolate Show
November 10th - November 13th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Check out this celebration of all things chocolate! Over 60 chocolate companies will be present sampling a variety of decadent chocolates, there will be book signings, cooking demos by renown pastry chefs, and a kids section with fun chocolate-filled activities! $30, Saturday $35. The Metropolitan Pavilion,125 W 18th St # 804 New York, NY; event website

Coming Up

Gowanus Canal Conservatory Winter Festival
Saturday December 3rd, 6:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Gowanus Canal Conservatory, a non-profit working for the restoration of the Gowanus Canal, invites you to join in a celebration of good local eats, drinks, and music! Lot 2 will provide a 3 course dinner, and brewers like Butternut and Captain Lawrence will supply the beer. All proceeds will go towards the conservatory's cause. $40, concert only $15. Build It Green NYC, 69 9th St., New York, NY; event website


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