Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Chinese Dumpling Class
When: Today, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Kitchen
What: This afternoon, Rickshaw Dumpling's Kenny Lao is teaching a class on how to make Chinese dumplings. He'll demonstrate the various ways dumplings can be cooked, how to make the fillings and a few dipping sauces, and the art of dumpling pinching. The dumpling menu includes peking duck with hoisin sauce and classic pork and chive. Beer will be provided courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. The class costs $65 per person.
2) Pies for City Harvest
When: Sunday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
What: L'Apicio is hosting an afternoon dedicated to pie in an effort to help raise funds for City Harvest. Slices are $5 each and come in a variety of flavors, including pumpking, chocolate pecan, and apple. There will also be mulled wine served in the restaurant's lounge space.
3) Any Given Sunday Roast
When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Omar's La Ranita
What: Omar's La Ranita, a new supper club and restaurant in Greenwich Village, is hosting a traditional Sunday Roast tomorrow afternoon. The team will serve their take on a traditional lamb roast complete with a leg of lamb, lamb sausage, couscous, and sparkling wine. Reservations can be made for two or more people anytime between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. here.
4) Sausage Fest
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: The Bell House
What: Tomorrow afternoon, 20 home cooks will serve up their best sausage-based dishes in honor of Sausage Fest. Ticket holders get to sample the dishes and vote for their favorite. There will also be beer available. Tickets are $20.
5) Pizza and Beer Pairings
When: Today, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Co. and Sixpoint Brewery are teaming up for their fourth annual Pizza and Beer Pairing Event later today. There will be five special pizza and beer pairings available as well as several other food and drink selections. The event is a fundraiser benefitting City Harvest, with 50% of ticket sales being donated to the food rescue organization. Tickets are available online here.
Also of Note: Smorgasburg is open for business at both locations this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with vendors like The Good Batch, Barry's Tempeh, and Mighty Quinn's. This is the final outdoor market of the season. Looking to try a new restaurant or bar? Check out Mission Cantina, the latest from Danny Bowien, stop by the soft opening of Fung Tu, or sample the tacos at Otto's Tacos. If you find yourself over in Hell's Kitchen, check out the options at the gleaming new food hall known as Gotham West Market. Or, if Thanksgiving is on the brain this weekend, be sure to consult Eater's Thanksgiving Pie-Buying Guide of 2013 or make a reservation at one of the restaurants on Eater's guide to where to eat Thanksgiving Dinner this year.