Put a little more mezcal in your Monday this evening with Mezcal Night at Temerario, a sampling event featuring over 40 different types of mezcal from 10 different brands. Hosted by Temerario in Chelsea, the event doubles as a fundraiser for the ACLU, which will receive the proceeds from ticket sales. Tickets purchased in advance are $30 and $40 at the door.

Examine the "Roots Of Southern Cooking" with a Lowcountry Dinner on Wednesday evening at Southern restaurant Root & Bone in the East Village. This third and final installation of the dinner series explores the sea islands of South Carolina with help from The Carolina Housewife Cookbook (1840) and What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking (1881). Dine on shecrab soup, lowcountry boil, hush puppies, Hoppin' john, Chicken Perloo and black berry cobbler for dessert. Reservations $50 per person with a $6 supplement for the restaurant's fried chicken.

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(Flinders Lane)

Elsewhere in hyper-regional dinners in the East Village, Flinders Lane takes a magnifying glass to the state of Victoria in Australia, exalting its seafood, meat and wine. The four-course menu, available only on Tuesday, includes Australian Abalone Sashimi, Yarra Valley Feta Crostini with a Crispy White Anchovy Fritter, Australian Lamb Rack and Victorian Braised Beef Cheek. Reservations are $60 per person.