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

2011_jimmy%27s_no_slow_food11.jpg1) Cassoulet Cook-Off at Jimmy's No. 43
Where: 43 East 7th St.
When: Sunday, 1 - 4 PM
What: Jimmy Carbone's locavore pub and restaurant is hosting its fourth annual Cassoulet Cook-Off, with all proceeds going to benefit the Greenmarket's Hurricane Farm Relief. Hadley Schmitt of Northern Spy Food Co., Phil Conlon of The Highliner, and Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban of Edi & the Wolf will all be preparing their own versions of this hearty winter dish, alongside a handful of amateur cooks. Tickets are $20.
2011_brooklyn_brewery1_smorg11.jpg2) 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: Porchetta, Rachel's Pies, Commerce Bakery, and Lush Candy. Admission is free, but you have to pay for the food and beer.

2011_the_meat_hook_blood_drive1.jpg3) Blood for Sausage at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Where: 100 Frost Street
When: Saturday, Noon - 4:30 PM
What: The Brooklyn Kitchen and The Meat Hook are hosting a blood drive this weekend. The NY Blood Center bus will be parked out in front of the shop, and if you donate blood and show your "I gave blood" sticker in the store, you'll receive a sausage or one pound of dried beans.
2011_park_here_pop_up1.jpg4) Food Vendors at Park Here
Where: 201 Mulberry St.
When: Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 8 PM
What: This pop-up park at the Openhouse Gallery in Soho is hosting a handful of vendors this weekend, including: Stuffed Artisan Cannoli, The Jam Stand, Filled With Sweets (Saturday only), and Nolita Mart Espresso Bar. Admission is free, but the food is not.
2011_eater_38_map1.jpg5) Check out an Eater 38 Restaurant
Where: All over NYC
When: All weekend
What: The Eater 38 was updated earlier this week, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” As the official 38 map has now passed its second birthday, we here at Eater felt it was time for a full on reset of the list. The new map, which features over 20 recent additions, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Check it out.
2011_mercado_on_kent1.jpgAlso of Note: If you're hungry for steak this weekend, consult Eater's ultimate steakhouse guide. For a new restaurant to try, consider Basque restaurant Mercado on Kent, Japadog in the East Village, Kutsher's in Tribeca, or Caffe Storico. For more dining ideas, take a look at the recently updated Eater Heat Map.
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Jimmy's No. 43

43 East 7th Street, New York, NY

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