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[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Is the winter weather getting you down? This week's events offer plenty of treats and tipples to help warm your body and mind.

Friday (January 17)

Food Writing with Indrani Sen
Friday, January 17th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Do you enjoy wielding a pen as much as you do a knife and fork? Learn the ins and outs of writing about food for the media with Indrani Sen, CUNY J-School professor and former contributor to publications such as Newsday, Saveur, and the New York Times dining section. Requires advance registration. 219 W. 40th St., New York, NY; event details.

Saturday (January 18)

Pinot Days at City Winery
Saturday, January 18th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Taste a selection of California, Oregon, and New Zealand pinot noirs from over 40 wineries at this gathering for both industry professionals and amateur wine enthusiasts. $75.155 Varick St., New York, NY; event details.

East Ville des Folies at Webster Hall
Saturday, January 18th at 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This prohibition-themed event features four floors of beers and whiskies from a variety of big name and small scale producers. Attendees are encouraged to don their finest tweeds, slip dresses, and other 1920s-inspired attire. $45. 125 E.11th St., New York, NY; event details and tickets.

Monday (January 20)

AC/BT at Locanda Verde
Monday, January 20th, 8 p.m.
Andrew Carmellini's annual black truffle fest returns, offering up a three-course dinner jam packed with the exalted fungi. $70.377 Greenwich St., New York, NY; event details.

Wednesday (January 22)

Food and Architecture at the 92nd Street Y
Wednesday, January 22nd, 12 p.m.
Fatty Crab's Zak Pelaccio and architect Michael Davis discuss turning a 19th century blacksmith cottage and carriage house in Hudson, NY into a restaurant using period sensitive techniques. See before and after pictures of the transformation as they elaborate on the concept of "cooking a restaurant through architecture." $21. 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY; tickets and event details.

Borough Beer Fest at Blind Tiger
Wednesday, January 22nd, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Discover beers from all five boroughs at this celebration in honor of New York City's new mayor. You'll find Blind Tiger favorites such as Bronx Brewery's black pale ale and quite possibly a few special brews made just for the occasion. 281 Bleecker St., New York, NY; event details.

Virginia's Rappahannock at CITY GRIT
Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Nolita culinary salon City Grit hosts owners Ryan and Travis Croxton and executive chef Dylan Fultineer of Richmond, VA's Rappahanock restaurant as they serve a multi-course menu highlighting regionally-sourced ingredients. Expect Chesapeake Bay oysters and clams, dishes featuring southern staples such as pecans and chicory, and churros with pig skin, chocolate, and kumquat for dessert. $85. 38 Prince St., New York, NY; tickets and event details.

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