Cassoulet

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From beer trivia to a cassoulet contest, here are a few ideas to keep you from getting bored or hungry in the weeks ahead.

Sunday, January 12

Sixth Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off
Sunday, January 12, 1:00 p.m.
If you're still reeling from the polar vortex, head to Jimmy's No. 43 to sample over ten versions of the wintry comfort food. If that's not enough, the weekend also holds prix-fixe cassoulet-centric dinners on Saturday and Monday. A portion of the proceeds will go to GrowNYC. $30. 43 E. 7th St., New York, NY; event details

Monday, January 13

The Making of Modern American Vegetarianism
Monday, January 13, 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Culinary Historians of New York, author Adam Shprintzen will lecture on the history of vegetarian movements and vegetarianism's role in social reform from early America to today. $40; $25 CHNY Members; $10 Students. 411 Lafayette St., New York, NY; event details

City Grit Presents: City Spotlight: Philadelphia
Monday, January 13, 7:30 p.m.
As part of its "City Spotlight" series, which highlights four American cities and the food professionals that make them great, City Grit is hosting a dinner to celebrate Philadelphia. Join them for dinner from Chef Nick Elmi of newly opened Laurel to feast on the likes of roasted cod and gnocchi. $85. 38 Prince St., New York, NY; event details

Tuesday, January 14

Chocolate NYC's One-Year Birthday Bash
Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.
Join cocoa-themed blog Chocolate NYC for its first birthday party at The Bell House in Gowanus. Guests will get to taste all manner of chocolate from bars to truffles to baked goods, although, they state, "the only thing there will not be is white chocolate, because that stuff is gross." $20. 149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY; event details

Beerded Ladies Present Beer Geek Trivia Night
Tuesday, January 14, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Beer-writing trio Beerded Ladies present a trivia night for fellow beer geeks at craft beer bar Glorietta Baldy. Look forward to $4 tap specials and prizes. 502 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY; event details

Wednesday, January 15

So You Want to Be a Food Producer?
Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
If you're curious about starting your own food business but aren't sure where to start, Fare Trade NYC is here to help. Head to 61 Local and join the organization, which runs a "Live Your Dream" Entrepreneur Launch Program, for beer, discussion, and a Q&A about the application. $10. 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY; event details

Wednesday, January 22

City Grit Presents: City Spotlight: Richmond
Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
As part of its "City Spotlight" series, which highlights four American cities and the food professionals that make them great, City Grit is hosting a dinner to celebrate Richmond, Virginia. Chef Dylan Fultineer of Rappahannock will be serving a seafood-driven menu, including the Chesapeake oysters for which the area is known. $85; $145 for Couples.38 Prince St., New York, NY; event details

Cooking a Restaurant Through Architecture
Wednesday, January 22, 12:00 p.m.
Join Zakary Pelaccio, chef of Fish & Game in Hudson, New York, and Michael R. Davis, the architect who restored and designed the Civil War-era blacksmith shop in which the restaurant is housed. The discussion at 92Y will cover the interplay between cooking and architecture, addressing the challenges and lessons that come with it. $21. 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY; event details

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