Join Smorgasburg co-founder Eric Demby and others for a panel on craft foods in Brooklyn. [Photograph: Laura Togut]

Saturday (March 22)

A Royal Purim Banquet by NYSHUK
Saturday, March 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim at Crow Hill Supper Club with Ron and Leetal Arazi. The meal will include a variety of salads, couscous, fish, and desserts, with cocktail pairings. $70. Crow Hill Supper Club, 1235 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY; details.

Sunday (March 23)

A Pairing of Wine and Music to Benefit Wheeling Forward
Sunday, March 23rd, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join classical guitarist and sommelier Étienne Guérin for an afternoon of music and wine to benefit Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting people with disabilities. Guérin will perform five pieces on guitar, each with a wine pairing he will explain. $25. Le Du's Wines, 600 Washington Street, New York, NY; details.

Tuesday (March 25)

Tracking Brooklyn's Independent Food & Drink Revolution
Tuesday, March 25th, 7:00 p.m.
Join a who's who of craft food and drink in Brooklyn for a panel on the scene's past, present, and future. Afterwards, stay for an evening of music, food, and drink. Free. BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY; details.

The Rise of Chocolate: The Heated History of the World's #1 Candy
Saturday, March 25th, 8:00 p.m.
Masters of Social Gastronomy are presenting on the history of chocolate from Mesoamerica to the present. Learn about the truth behind Mexican hot chocolate, European conflicts over chocolate, and the story of Easter candy. Free. 21+. Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY; details.

More Than Matzah Balls: Food and Cooking in Jewish Culture
Tuesday, March 25th, 8:15 p.m.
Four chefs will discuss what food means in Judaism and will present a Kosher tasting menu. $25 to $45. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; details.


CITY GRIT Presents: Brooklyn Chef's Table Cookbook Series
Thursday, March 27th, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 28th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 29th, 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 30th, 7:00 pm

CITY GRIT is bring together four chefs for four different dinners, marking the launch of the Brooklyn Chef's Table Cookbook. Join Saul Bolton, Evan Hanczor, Justin Warner and Susan Povich, and Nate Smith for dinners showcasing Brooklyn's culinary scene. $55 to $75 (individuals), $95 to $145 (pairs). CITY GRIT, 38 Prince Street, New York, NY; details.

NYC Hot Sauce Expo
Saturday, March 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hot sauces for 45+ vendors will be on taste at the Second Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo. Check out a variety of sauces, watch eating contests, and enjoy food and drink. $10 to $100. Penn Plaza Pavillion, 401 7th Avenue, New York, NY; details.

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