5/06/2013 02:33:00 PM

New York Dining Deals and Events: May 6-12

Scarpetta's spaghetti with tomato and basil
By Jenny Miller
Monday, May 6
There are still a few tickets left for tonight's Hitachino beer dinner at Jimmy's No. 43. The $45 event features our favorite Japanese beer paired with Brooklyn author Cathy Erway's cooking.

Tuesday, May 7
Eat and drink for a good cause: The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is holding its annual benefit tonight. Tickets start at $175 and proceeds benefit the organization's anti-hunger efforts.


Wednesday, May 8
Scarpetta is turning five and offering a special anniversary prix fixe in lieu of its regular tasting, through tomorrow. Expect old favorites including spiced duck breast with fava beans and spaghetti with tomato and basil; each course is paired with 2-oz. wine tastings.

Thursday, May 9
There's more to life than food (we hear), so get cultural at the Brooklyn Museum, when Talde chef Dale Talde gives a talk about "connecting cultures ... the many ways that food, like art, creates connections between cultures." Okay, maybe this is about food too. Anyway, tickets here.

Friday, May 10
Don't miss the Pulse Art Fair, where Hester Street Fair food vendors including Oaxaca Taqueria and Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls are selling grub.

Saturday, May 11
Our favorite NoLA pop-up, Tchoup Shop, is now feeding Brooklynites Wednesday through Sundays at Heavy Woods. Budgeteers will like the weekend biscuit brunch special, including options such as the Escobar's green chili and pork biscuit with fried eggs, pickles, onions, and jalapeƱos for $10.

Sunday, May 12
It's Mother's Day, so don't forget your most important lady. Take Mom out for brunch, and please buy her a Champagne cocktail — she deserves it. Check out our pics for best brunch spots here.

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