LOWER EAST SIDE — David Olsen of pizza supper club/pop-up 5B Pizza is hosting a dinner at the Old Bowery Station on January 31, his first after leaving 5B's original location in a Tribeca loft. Expect pies like the "Sound Bwoy Burreill" (sauce, fresh mozzarella, sharp provolone, spicy capicola, sweet sopressata, red onion, pecorino romano, and olive oil). More information is here. [EaterWire]
EAST VILLAGE — This Thursday Hearth is hosting a five-course dinner celebrating the combination of cheese and chocolate. Chef Marco Canora's five-course menu includes parm and celery root soup with cocoa nips, cocoa rigatoni with wild boar and cheese, and a cheese and chocolate board. Dinner is $148 and includes wine, service, and tax. [EaterWire] UPDATE: Hearth sends word that the dinner has been cancelled.
SOHO — The first ever Bitten: A food conversation will be held February 6 at the Scholastic Auditorium. The all-day conference will focus on trends, technological innovations, and food as pop culture. Speakers include Dorothy Hamilton of the International Culinary Center, Eric Demby of Smorgrasburg, and Eater's own photographer Daniel Krieger. Tickets are $200. [EaterWire]
BED-STUY — Meet Willow, the farm-to-table project from John Poiarkoff and Carver Farrell of The Pines. Willow should debut in March, says Flo Fab [NYTimes]