It is that time of the year again, in which your standard amount of human skin blubber will not keep you warm, and you must stop exercising and start shoveling lard bread into your gullet in order to survive. Yes, these are health tips, don't overthink them. Eat until you can't breathe, then eat some more—it works for the Romans!
Here's where to feast this week:
On Tuesday, the Tasting Collective is hosting a nine-course feast at Yunnan BBQ on the Lower East Side. Chef Doron Wong will be on hand to whip up dishes from China's Yunnan Province, with pork & chive dumplings, Cha Shao BBQ pork ribs, BBQ pork belly fried rice, and stir-fried jie lan on offer. The feast costs $45 per person (drinks not included) and kicks off at 8 p.m.; purchase a ticket online.
Head to the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg on Wednesday for Edible Manhattan's Edible Oktoberfest Event. Emily Petersen, the executive chef at Astor Center, will serve Bavarian dishes like grilled weisswurst and bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad and an apple strudel. Chef Casey Barber will making pierogies, and select Brooklyn Brewery beer will be on tap a part of the ticket price. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $45 to attend; purchase your ticket online.
Also on Wednesday, the annual Slice Out Hunger event will be held at The Lower Hall at 15 Sullivan Street in SoHo. You can purchase $1 slices from famed pizza spots like Kesté, Joe's, John's, Grimaldi's, DiFara, Arturo's, Lucali, Luzzo's, and Motorino, with all proceeds going towards the Food Bank for NYC. The event kicks off at 6 p.m.