[Photograph: Hawk Krall]

Friday (July 20)

Beer, Cheese, and Jerky Tasting at Nolita Mart
Friday July 20th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Stop by and taste some great beers that have been picked to go perfectly with these artisanal cheeses and beef jerky. Free. 156 Mott St. NY, NY 10015; event website

Saturday (July 21)

Knife Skills with Andy Baraghani
Saturday July 21st, 4p.m. to 7 p.m.
If you've ever wanted to cook with one of the best, this is your chance. Michelin-starred chef Andy Baraghani will help you brush up on your knife skills and give you tons of cooking pointers while you hang out in a beautiful kitchen and cook a meal together. All your culinary questions will be answered. $45. NYU, Greenwich VIllage; event website

7th Annual Great Hotdog Cookoff
Saturday, July 21st, 2 pm., doors open at 1:30.
Spend your Saturday afternoon downing hot dogs from 30 NYC enthusiasts and pros, and vote on your favorite. This year's proceeds go to the Food Bank for New York City. $45 for amateur competition plus beer tickets, $75 for both amateur and professional competitions with unlimited beer. 630 Flushing Ave. Brooklyn; event website

Sunday (July 22)

Day Trip to a Clam Bake on City Island
Sunday July 22nd, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Michael Proietti of the Food Network will be joining a small group of clam-bakers on City Island, just north of the Bronx, for a seafood feast. After your clambake, Michael will leave you with some advice about on how to enjoy and explore the rest of City Island. $75. City Island; event website

Monday (July 23)

Monday Night Beer Dinners at Perila
Monday July 23rd
Make your reservation for a 5 course meal at Perilla paired with Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Stillwater's craft beers paired with Perilla's awesome menu is sure to be a memorable experience. Perilla, 9 Jones St., New York, NY 10014; event website

Tuesday (July 24)

A City, A Farmer, A Chef, A Host
Tuesday July 24th, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
12 concurrent dinners, prepared by various New York City chefs such as Andrew Carmellini, Dan Kluger, and Howard Kalachnikoff will be served to benefit Just Food and the Sylvia Center. The events will be hosted in private homes across the city and will feature produce from a local urban farm. $500. Multiple locations; event website

Masters of Social Gastronomy: Ice Cream
Tuesday July 24th, 7 p.m.
This monthly lecture series examines the social history and science behind some of the most popular foods. This month, Sarah Lohman will fill you in on the history of ice cream and how it developed into all its various iterations. In addition, they'll make ice on the spot for tasting. Free. Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg); event website

Terroir's 31 Days of German Riesling Concert Cruise
Tuesday July 24th, 8pm-11pm
Sail around the NY Harbor while tasting rieslings selected by Paul Grieco. There will be musical performances and food for purchase by chef Marco Canora. Who knows, you could end up with a massive riesling tattoo on your arm. $54. The Marina at E. 23rd and FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010; event website

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