1. A Growing Concern: Developing a Sustainable Food System for New York, chefs, farmers, activists, and educators will discuss issues around the development a sustainable food system for New York. The event, presented by Baum Forum and Continuing Education & Public Programs at CUNY Graduate Center, will take place on Saturday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave at 34th St. $35 admission, $20/students (718.884.5716).
2. Winter Restaurant Week, three-course lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinners for $35.00 (beverage, tax and gratuity additional) at participating New York restaurants, Monday, January 24, to Friday, January 28, and Monday, January 31, to Friday, February 4.
3. Hudson Restaurant Week, three-course lunches for $15.05 and three-course dinners for $30.05 (excluding tax, tip and beverages) at participating Hudson County, New Jersey restaurants, Monday, January 24, through Friday, February 4.
4. Dine Out for Tsunami Relief, Monday, January 24, participating restaurants in New York and other cities will donate part of the proceeds from their business to tsunami relief efforts by Christian Blind Mission International.
5. First Annual Restaurant Industry Summit, The NYC Restaurant Industry Coalition will hold an event to present the 2005 Restaurant Industry Analysis, "a ground-breaking report on the state of the Restaurant Industry in post-9/11 New York City, and its implications on the City’s economic development, public health, and working conditions," Tuesday, January 25, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Captain’s Ketch Restaurant 70 Pine Street (Corner of Pine & Pearl St.). Free (212.343.1771).
6. The History of Drinks in New York, "Food Maven" Arthur Schwartz will discuss the drinks of New York, presented by the Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture Tuesday, January 25, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Stony Brook Manhattan, 401 Park Avenue South (at 28th Street). $85/person (631.632.9404).
1. Have You Eaten Yet? The Chinese Restaurant in America, an exhibit exploring the Chinese restaurant’s origin and growth in America and its cultural significance, at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor). The exhibit continues through June 2005. Suggested admission is $3 (212.619.4785).
2. Cookin': A Sizzling Entertainment, "a fast-paced kitchen percussion show combining comedy, rhythm, and non-verbal performance," at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (212.420.8000).