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Brunch at Bacchanal, Meet the Producers Dinner at The Pines, and More

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


1) Brunch at Bacchanal
When: Today and Tomorrow
Where: Bacchanal
What: Bacchanal is launching brunch this weekend with a menu featuring an everything bagel eclair with smoked salmon and dill cream cheese, steak tartare with egg yolk jam, and more standard brunch fare like whole grain waffles and an omelette. You can get bottomless drinks for an extra $20.

2) Meet the Producers
When: Tomorrow night
Where: The Pines
What: The Pines is hosting the fourth in its Meet the Producers series tomorrow. This time the meals centers around the meat provided around Happy Valley Meat Company. Chef John Poiarkoff is preparing dishes like hay-smoked beef sirloin tartare, cumin-spiced lamb shoulde and a 120-day-aged rib eye with kimchi, sunchokes, and mushrooms. Dinner will run you $85, with beverage pairings costing another $45. Make reservations by calling 718-596-6560.

3) Battle of the Belgians
When: Today at 1 p.m.
Where: Jimmy's No. 43
What: More than 20 Belgian style ales will be  available to taste at this beer competition being held at Jimmy's No. 43. Food offerings include a whole roasted hog, bacon, and vegetables. Tickets cost $55.

4) Brunch at Arrogant Swine
When: Today and Tomorrow
Where: Arrogant Swine
What: Arrogant Swine is starting up brunch service this weekend. The restaurant will be serving the regular menu alongside brunch foods like hog waffle sliders with eggs, eggs and slab bacon on mac & cheese waffles, and banana pudding waffles.

5) Prohibition Dinner 
When: Tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Where: Chapter One
What: Chef Warren Baird is putting out a three-course menu inspired by the dishes served during the roaring '20s. The $49 meal includes Blue Point oysters, prime rib au jus, Brandy Alexander pie and a specialty cocktail. Reservations are required.