Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Barman's Fund Holiday Shindig
When: Sunday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Dutch Kills
What: Tomorrow night, Long Island City's Dutch Kills is hosting the second annual Barman's Fund Holiday Shindig. The cocktails will be made by Richard Boccato and food will be donated by No. 7 Sub and the Vanderbilt. Tickets are $50 at the door, with all proceeds going to benefit various NYC charities. Guests are asked to show up dressed in cocktail party attire.
2) Beer Masters Winter Classic
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Warsaw
What: The Roberta's crew is hosting the third annual Beer Masters event tomorrow afternoon. The event will feature twelve teams competing in various beer-drinking games, food from Roberta's, plus "rad prizes." Get ready for the games with this instructional video.
3) Liddabit Sweets Candy Demo
When: Today, 2 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Kitchen
What: Brooklyn's Liddabit Sweets will be taking over the Brooklyn Kitchen this afternoon for a candy making demo. Liz Gutman and Jen King will talk about their new candy cookbook and show guests how to make delicious candy at home. They will demo their signature bacon toffee and buttermints, and guests will be able to taste the creations. Other snacks and drinks will be provided as well. Tickets are $28, which includes a copy of the Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook.
4) Slow Food Show
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Jimmy's No. 43
What: Tomorrow afternoon, Jimmy's No. 43 will host the Second Annual Slow Food Show. The event showcases products from local food entrepreneurs and will feature tastings, plus opportunities to chat with producers and purchase items to take home. Jimmy's No. 43 will provide a selection of small batch beers. Tickets are $15, and will be available at the door. Proceeds from this event will go to support the programs of Slow Food NYC and Fare Trade NYC.
5) Fanny Sabre Wine Dinner
When: Today, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rouge Tomate
What: Winemaker Fanny Sabre is co-hosting a four-course dinner with wine pairings tonight at Rouge Tomate on the UES. The featured wines are produced by Sabre using natural farming techniques in Burgundy, France, and are not available in the States. Food will be prepared by the restaurant's Jeremy Bearman. Tickets are $175. Call the restaurant at 646-237-8977 to make a reservation.
Also of Note: The New Amsterdam Market is on for this weekend with some special guests: local microfinance borrowers, including El Poblano Farm, Morris Kitchen, Maupston, Raaka Chocolate. The Hester Street Fair's Holiday Market kicks off this weekend with food vendors like Cuzin's Duzins, Oaxaca Taqueria, and Bite Me Cheesecakes. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Try Aska, the new project from Fredrik Berselius and Eamon Rockey, Morimoto's new American restaurant Tribeca Canvas, or pitmaster Daniel Delaney's new BrisketTown. If you're looking for somewhere to drink this weekend, consult Eater's guide to Where to Drink Every Night of the Week or check out Eater's list of the 12 Oldest Cocktail Bars in the City. And when you've had enough (or perhaps a little too much) to drink, refer to Eater's guide to New York's 10 Best New Hangover Dishes for the cure for what ails you.