Some weeks are truly made for carnivores, and this happens to be one of them. Over the next five days, you'll have the chance to devour steak sandwiches, Japanese wagyu, and Vietnamese comfort food—but rest assured, vegetarians, there's still some options for you (lima bean loaf, anyone?).

It can be tough to come back to reality after a long holiday weekend, but Charlie Palmer is here to help. On Tuesday, the Midtown steakhouse will be offering free steak sandwiches to the first 50 customers—if you miss out on the deal, you'll still be able to nab special lunch offerings until Friday, including a $6 Angus Steak Sandwich with red onion marmalade and horseradish cream and a $6 CP House Caesar salad with reggiano, white anchovy, and baguette croutons.

The Great Depression left a quarter of all Americans out of work and unable to properly feed themselves and their families, permanently transforming the U.S.'s culinary culture. On Wednesday, the Tenement Museum is hosting a taste talk with Mitchell Davis where you can learn about the worst economic crisis in American history and taste the food of the era, including lima bean loaf. The event is free, but seating is first-come, first-served, so don't be late.

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On Thursday, get acquainted with Japan's Gifu Prefecture at the Japan Society's taste and talk. In addition to a lecture from esteemed Japanese scholars, there will also be a demonstration of jikabuki, a regional form of kabuki theater, and a tasting reception where you can sample delicacies from the rural Japanese region, including wagyu beef and Gifu sake. Purchase tickets ($19) here.

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If you're looking for a more artistic means of stuffing your face, check out Court Tree Collective's second annual TasteMakers food and art exhibit on Friday. The free event features art from emerging and established artists who portray food in their work—but this is more than just a feast for your eyes. The opening reception will include food by local restaurants and chefs, including Viet Comfort and Kar Yee Noodle Shop, as well as beers from Sixpoint Brewery.