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Swiss Pork Fest, Smorgasbrewery, Wine Dinners, and More

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:

2011_trestle_on_tenth1.jpg1) Trestle on Tenth's Fifth Annual Metzgete
Where: 242 10th Avenue
When: All weekend
What: This stylish Chelsea restaurant is now serving a traditional Swiss winter meal of pork parts and charcuterie, along with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, and condiments. The feast can be ordered family-style or as an individual plate for $26. Reservations recommended.

2012_tocqueville1.jpg2) Wine Dinners at Tocqueville
Where: 1 East 15th Street
When: All weekend
What: In addition to their regular offerings, Tocqueville is now serving a menu of dishes paired with wines from the Masi winery in Venice. The four-course meal includes charred and stuffed calamari, roasted leg of partridge, and braised beef cheeks. With wine pairings, this special dinner is $135. Reservations recommended.

2011_aldea_nyc-%21.jpg3) Aldea Sunday Dinner
Where: 31 W 17th St
When: Sunday, 5 - 9 PM
What: George Mendes's excellent contemporary Portuguese restaurant is launching Sunday dinner service this weekend. The kitchen will be serving a $65 five-course menu and a $95 eight-course menu. Call ahead to make reservations.

2011_brooklyn_brewery1_smorg11.jpg4) Smorgasbrewery
Where: 79 North 11th St.
When: Sunday, Noon - 5 PM
What: Smorgasburg's pared-down winter market returns to the Brooklyn Brewery this Sunday. This week's vendor lineup includes: Brooklyn Bean Co., Commerce Bakery, Empire Mayo, Sauce by Nature, and Smore Bakery. Admission is free, but you have to pay for the food and beer.

2012_eater_heat_map1.jpg5) Dine at a Heatmap Restaurant
Where: All over the city
When: All weekend
What: If you're looking for a place to eat this weekend, do check out the recently updated Eater Heap Map, a guide to where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment. A slew of promising new restaurants opened in the last few weeks, including Pok Pok Wing, North End Grill, and the revamped Acme, all of which are included on the map.

2011_steak_shake_signature1.jpgAlso of Note: If you're hungry for pizza this weekend, consult Eater's guide to 12 pies to eat before you die. For steak, check out the ultimate steakhouse guide. For more new restaurants to try, consider Mercado on Kent in Williamsburg, Steak 'n' Shake in Midtown, Kutsher's in Tribeca, or Talde in Park Slope, which opens to the public on Sunday.
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Trestle on Tenth

242 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 212 645 5659 Visit Website

ALDEA

31 West 17th Street, Manhattan, NY 10011 (212) 675-7223 Visit Website

Tocqueville Restaurant

1 E 15th Street, New York, NY 10003 212 647 1515 Visit Website

Trestle on Tenth

242 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001-7002

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