Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Guest Pitmaster Series
When: Sunday, 6 p.m.
Where: Hill Country
What: Hill Country launches a guest pitmaster series tomorrow with Michael White making the first guest appearance. He will create a special meal based on the old-school Southern meat-and-threes, fusing Italian and Southern flavors together in dishes like a rosemary brisket and Parmesan focaccia. The special menu costs $35, with all proceeds going to help The Mayor's Fund's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Call 212-255-4544 to snag a seat.
2) FSNYC Duck-Off
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Jimmy's No. 43
What: Tomorrow afternoon, Jimmy's No. 43 will host the third annual Duck-Off to benefit Food Systems of NYC. Guests will taste duck creations from a mix of amateur and professional cooks, including chefs from Gramercy Tavern and Adrian "The Cook-Off King of Queens" Ashby. There will also be a cash bar with special beers and ciders. Tickets are $25.
3) Sunday Supper
When: Sunday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Corkbuzz Wine Studio
What: Laura Maniec's Corkbuzz is hosting its monthly Sunday feast tomorrow night. This month's menu has a Grecian slant with dishes like homemade pita with a feta-yogurt purée and lamb pot pie, all of which will be paired with carefully selected Greek wines. The family-style prix fixe dinner is $100 per person, and reservations can be made online here.
4) Another Sunday Supper
When: Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Last weekend, John Delucie's chic UES restaurant Crown kicked off its own end-of-the-weekend dinner with its Sunday Supper Series. The special four-course menu is being offered again this weekend for $42 per person, and includes a set offering of meats and sides.
5) Champagne Brunch
When: Today & Tomorrow, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lexington Brass
What: EMM Group's Lexington Brass is launching a champagne brunch this weekend. The meal is a six-course, family-style tasting menu that features a mix of sweet and savory dishes like jelly doughnuts and steak and eggs. It also comes with a do-it-yourself champagne kit complete with various mixers so you can create the cocktail of your dreams. The special menu is available after 12 p.m. on weekends, and costs $50 for two people or $85 for four.
Also of Note: Michael White's beloved seafood restaurant Marea is now serving lunch service on Saturdays. The new mid-day menu, which launched last weekend, will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Try Greenpoint's craft beer cave of dreams Tørst, Carbone, the ritzy new Italian restaurant from the Torrisi team, Gabe Stulman and Tien Ho's new French Bistro Montmartre, the retro American restaurant Clarkson, or the new bakery/restaurant in the East Village called Feast. For those looking to try one of New York's hottest restaurants, do consult Eater's recently updated Manhattan and Brooklyn heatmaps.
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