[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Saturday (December 8)

Eight Nights of Latkes at Kutscher's Tribeca
Saturday, December 8th, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The TriBeCa restaurant is offering a different kind of latke for each night of Hanukkah. $10-$14. 186 Franklin Street, New York NY; event website

The Art of the Tequila Cocktail at Sycamore
Saturday, December 8th, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sycamore's own Mike Mikos and Wil Petre host this tequila cocktail demonstration. Recipe booklets will be available to take home. $30. 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn NY; event website

Hanukkah at Telepan
Saturday, December 8th, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Chef Bill Telepan of Telepan will be serving potato latkes at his restaurant starting this Saturday for the first night of Hanukkah. $14-$22. 72 West 69th Street, New York NY; event website

Hurricane Sandy Relief Party
Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m.
Ugly Kitchen hosts this Hurricane Sandy relief brunch, featuring music, food, and drinks.. All bar tab proceeds will go to the Red Cross. $10. 103 First Avenue, New York NY; event website

Sunday (December 9)

Regional Roundtables at Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Sunday December 9, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Corbuzz Wine Studio's Regional Roundtables discussion and tasting series will be focusing on Piedmont wines this week. $60. 13 East 13th Street, New York NY; 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn NY; event website

Dates at the New Amsterdam Market
Sunday December 9, 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The market will be offering a wide variety of organic dates from California farms, especially for the holidays. Free entry. Beekman Street, New York NY; 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn NY; event website

Cripple Creek Live! Pop-Up Cocktail Bar
Sunday December 9, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Monday December 10, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Aaron Polsky (Amor y Amargo, formerly Neta) and Damon Boelte (Prime Meats) are launching a 2-night pop-up bar in the basement of Lit Lounge. Expect rock and roll soundtrack and awesome cocktails. $40 gets you samples of all 8 drinks. Lit Lounge Basement, 95 2nd Ave; event website

Monday (December 10)

Fourth Annual Latke Festival
Monday, December 10th, 6:30 p.m.
17 restaurants include Balaboosta, Fatty 'Cue, and Veselka, bring their latke skills to Brooklyn. Leonard Lopate and Gabrielle Gershenson are among the judges. Drinks are included with tickets. $55. BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY; event website

Tuesday (December 11)

Tasting Table Food Fight
Tuesday, December 11th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A tasting event that highlights the Great Food Debates of our time. For example, east or west coaster oysters? Glazed or filled doughnuts? Tickets include open bar, and twenty percent of ticket sales will be donated to the Food Bank of New York City. $100. 37 Main Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Gran Cocina Latina
Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 p.m.
James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Maricel Presilla will lead a talk on regional Latin American cooking in the U.S. She'll also whip up some tasty bites including peach palm salad and Ecuadorian pork sandwiches. $30. 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY; event website

Latke Sizzle! At 92Y
Tuesday, December 11th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Top Chef judge Gail Simmons talks Jewish cooking with cookbook author Mitchell Davis, followed by a cooking demonstration and latke tasting. $29. 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York NY; event website

Wild Game and Wine Dinner
Tuesday, December 11th
The Chef and Wine Director of 'inoteca are creating and hosting this wild game, wine-paired dinner. $110. 98 Rivington Street, New York NY; event website

Wednesday (December 12)

Italian-American Foodways and the Making of Modern New York
Wednesday, December 12th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rocco Marinaccio on the history of Italian cuisine in America and New York. Free. 25 West 43rd Street, New York NY; event website

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