If your schedule allows for a leisurely lunch during the week, Michael White's Osteria Morini has a new midday menu of Italian salads, sandwiches and pastas on offer. On the menu: the Panini Petroniana ($20, pictured above) with a veal cutlet, prosciutto, parmigiano and truffle cream spinach; and a Cacio e Pepe salad ($14/22) with romaine, garlic breadcrumbs and a parmigiano anchovy vinaigrette. The crown jewel of lunch is the White Label Burger ($22), an 8-ounce LaFrieda patty topped with speck, tomato crema, taleggio cheese and parmigiano onion rings.

If you're buying into Hallmark's cash grab on Tuesday, at least make your money matter a bit more with a meal that benefits the ACLU. Williamsburg's Sunday In Brooklyn is offering a Valentine's Day menu of four courses for $75, with 10% of the profits going to the ACLU. Begin with a snack like Deviled Eggs with smoked paprika; move on to an appetizer of Shaved Purple Carrots with uni vinaigrette, preserved pepper and nasturtium; and choose one of three entrees including a Minute Steak with winter greens and charred red onions, plus a choice of dessert.

In a similar vein, several notable chefs/restaurants will be cooking for Food Not Fear, a fundraiser for the Urban Justice Center's International Refugee Assistance Project on Wednesday. Chefs from Egg Restaurant, Franny's, La Vara, Oxalis, Delaware & Hudson and White Gold Butchers will be participating, preparing canapes (along with beverages) for attendees. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; tickets $75 with 100% of the profits going to the IRAP.