There's nothing like snow to make you want to eat the weather away. Luckily, there are a few food and food-related events this week that'll keep you from going full throttle on that giant shipping box you've been using as a "pantry" all year.

Monday opens the week with two noteworthy events. West Village joint The Spotted Pig will be throwing its second Filipino Night, with proceeds from the special dinner benefitting relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Sous chef Edie Ugot, whose family is Filipino, will whip up dishes like Tocino (soy and garlic cured pork) and Ginataang Alimasag, which is crab simmered in coconut milk. The specialty dishes will be available a la carte, and the regular menu will be served as well; you can make a reservation online or by calling the restaurant.

Also on Monday, Slow Food NYC will be holding their monthly Slur Happy Hour at The Brooklyneer in SoHo, where participants are invited to mingle and talk about ways to combat fast food culture. They'll be celebrating 19th century bartender Professor Jerry Thomas, who is believed by many to be "the father of American mixology," so expect a fancy craft cocktail or two; the event is cover free, runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and there's more information on Slow Food's website.

On Tuesday, Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo is hosting a talk with Katz's Delicatessen owner owner Jake Dell, along with Lucky Peach publisher Adam Krefman and photographer Baldomero Fernandez; they'll be delving into some behind-the-scenes Katz's secrets, via new book, Katz's: Autobiography of a Delicatessen. No food, but you're bound to learn some new things about pastrami. The free event runs from 7 to 9 p.m., and you can RSVP online.

And on Thursday, 12-seat Carroll Gardens tasting restaurant/venue Take Root will be holding their own Feast of the Seven Fishes; chefs Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus are preparing the extended menu and meal from the 18th through the 21st, though seats are only available on the 19th. The meal costs $105 and begins at 8 p.m., and reservations can be made online.