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

cassoulet-cookoff_s345x230.jpg1) Bacon & Belgians
When: Today, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Jimmy's No. 43
What: Here's something for anyone who like bacon and beer, preferably at the same time. Jimmy's No. 43 brings back its Bacon & Belgians extravaganza for this afternoon. Tickets are $20 and include six four-ounce pours of Belgian beer paired with various bacon-filled creations.

chili-thumb.jpg2) Chili Cook Off
When: Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Hudson Terrace
What: Warm up tomorrow with a few bowls of chili at's cook off. Chefs will compete to see who has the best take on the winter staple. Participating restaurants include The Village Pourhouse, SideBar, and Little Town, among others. Seasonal craft brews will be flowing all afternoon. Tickets are $33, but $43 gets you a few extra tastes.

mweller.jpg3) Croissant Class
When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Kitchen
What: Tomorrow afternoon, Roberta's head baker, Melissa Weller will host a hands-on croissant-making class at The Brooklyn Kitchen. Participants will learn the ins and outs of this French pastry. Tickets are $65. [Photo: Melissa Makes Bread]

123416883382556_27d72bfc02_b.jpeg4) David Toutain Dinner at Atera
When: Ends Tonight
Where: Atera
What: Chef Matthew Lightner is hosting a two-part collaborative dinner series this month featuring two big-deal European chefs. Tonight is the last night to experience the edible creations of David Toutain (L'Agape Substance). The dinner is $185 per person, with 10 percent from each menu going to Hurricane Sandy relief. To see if reservations are still available, email the restaurant. If you can't get in tonight, make a reservation for the next round: Rafael Costa e Silva (Mugaritz) will take over the kitchen from January 23 - 26.

webster.jpg5) East Ville Des Folies
When: Today, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Webster Hall
What: Tonight, Webster Hall is hosting its first annual Beer and Whiskey festival in an attempt to bring back the Roaring Twenties. There will be over 50 types of obscure beers and whiskeys, some food samples, and live entertainment in the form of burlesque dancers, trapeze artists, and circus acts. Tickets are $35.

Smorgas-Postcard2.jpgAlso of Note: The pop-up version of Smorgasburg favorite Mighty Quinn's month-long restaurant on the second floor of the Whole Foods Market Bowery is on again this weekend. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Check out the short but sweet menu at Soho's new casual American restaurant The Cleveland or Vermont pizza import American Flatbread. If it's a drink you're after, head over to Dead Rabbit, a stylish new pub with a serious cocktail menu. Or, if you're craving good eats late night, take a look at Eater's list of NYC's Best Late Night Spots, as determined by readers.

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