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Mario Batali Cooking Fast and Slow, Brunch at Barchetta and More

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


hds_batalibittman_lg__1_.0.jpgMario Batali and Mark Bittman with Sam Sifton: Cooking Fast and Slow
When: Tomorrow, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: 92nd Street Y
What: Mario Batali celebrates the release of his new book, America Farm to Table, a tribute to American farmers by teaming up with New York Times food writers, Mark Bittman and Sam Sifton to talk slow food at the 92nd Street Y. Bittman will also be talking about his latest, How to Cook Everything Fast. Tickets cost $15 if you're under 35, $45 otherwise, and $56 for a ticket and a copy of each book.


14042776854_48fafaaecd_b2.0.jpgBrunch at Barchetta
When: All Weekend
Where: Barchetta
What: Dave Pasternack is starting up at brunch service this weekend at his latest fish-centric Italian restaurant, Barchetta. The menu will include pumpkin French toast with apple-raisin compote and maple syrup, quiche with fall vegetables, as well as cocktails like a concord grape bellini. And, according to Eric Asimov, the wine list is full of reasonably priced Italian whites, for those that are into that sort of thing.

20130710-258638-astoria-indonesian-food-bazaar-masjid-al-hikmah-1-minute-meal.0.jpgIndonesian Food Bazaar
When: Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Masjid al-Hikmah
What: Head to the Indonesian Muslim Community in Queens to try the most authentic Indonesian food in the city. You can choose from local specialities like combro, a chili infused cassava fritter and beef rendang with sticky rice, among many other offerings.

[Photo: James Boo]

521775_419659208062358_1921064363_n.0.jpgFree Brunch at Barboncino
When: Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Barboncino
What: To celebrate the restaurant's third annual Crown Heights neighborhood appreciation day, Barboncino will be serving a free brunch today. The menu includes dishes like pancetta, egg, and cheese breakfast pizza, Nutella calzone with bananas and walnuts, and summer squash and yellow pepper ricotta frittata.

[Photo: Facebook/Barboncino]

6041806052_81347d6426_o.0.jpgBurger Crawl
When: Today, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Various Locations
What: How many burgers can you eat in one day? If the answer is four or more, then this is the crawl for you. Trapse through midtown with Chef Russell Jackson, stopping at four different restaurants to try a specialty burger paired with a Sixpoint beer. If that doesn't seem like enough food there will be an after party at the Hudson Common when it's all over. Tickets start at $45.