pencil it in: weekend roundup

November 17-19: Christmas Goodies from Up North

Itching to get your hands on traditional Norwegian foods and goods? The head on over to the Norwegian Seaman’s Church this weekend for their Christmas Fair. Homemade crafts, knitwear and ornaments as well as traditional bites will be available for purchase. Tonight at the fair will also feature a concert with Norwegian musicians. 317 East 52nd Street, Thurs & Sat 12- 6PM, Fri 12- 8PM

November 18: do some good and eat a burger!

For every burger you buy TODAY at Fresh-N-Fast another will be donated to the Bowery Mission on Thanksgiving. Help continue to fuel their mission of feeding hungry New Yorkers. People like you are they reason they’ve been able to do it since 1879! Fresh-N-Fast 111 East 23rd Street, Mon- Sat 11AM- 11PM Sun 11AM- 10PM

November 18: Something I Ate

Follow local artists as they recount their week in food culminating in a collaborative menu. Each artist will pinpoint a defining meal, ingredient, or experience and Sam Kim of Skimkim Foods will present her seasonal, local interpretation. Click here for tickets and full event information. 63 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, 7- 10PM

November 19: Another Chance to do Some Good

This Saturday is the annual Buy-A-Bag Event hosted by City Harvest.  While you’re doing your Thanksgiving shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket, fill up a bag for charity. City Harvest makes it easy: Just drop off your donation at their table (located at Broadway and East 17th Street), and they’ll reward you with a complimentary copy of their 2012 restaurant guide: “Great Food, Good Hearts”. Union Square Park, 8AM- 6PM

November 19-20: NovemBEERfest

Just a reminder that this weekend is Novembeerfest! This Saturday and Sunday beer lovers will gather to celebrate and taste beer and snacks from all over the world. Over 100 varieties will be available for tasting during each of the three hour time slots. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at through iAdventure82 Mercer Street, Sat & Sun 12- 3PM and 5- 8PM

November 23: Before You Go Into That Turkey Coma

Get in on the Oyster Roast at Hell Gate Social. The $52 ticket includes your helping to bacon potato chowder, copious grilled oysters with all the fixins, spicy braised greens, cornbread and two beers. Buy your tickets here before heading out to Astoria for the feast: advance purchase is required.  Hell Gate Social,  12-21 Astoria Blvd., 7- 10PM

and to keep on your radar….

November 30: Because One Day of Turkey is Never Enough…

The second annual Turkey Leg Ball is on! Hosted by the food critics at Immaculate Infatuation night will be full of single malt Scotch and food by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events. Advance tickets to the event can be purchased here. Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street, 7:30PM, $60

December 19: Get Your Latke On

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting their annual Latke Festival. Enjoy the traditional Chanukah treats and but in your vote for which chef should win the potato showdown. The $30 tickets to the event (and access to latkes from Chef’s Bill Telepan and Noah Bernamoff can be purchased here. 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, 6:30PM

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