1. Food and Dishing, Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl will talk with gossip columnist Liz Smith, Wednesday, May 18, 8:00 p.m., at the 92nd Street Y, 92nd Street at Lexington Avenue. $25/person (212.415.5500).
2. The Great Match, tasting event pairing Spanish wines and tapas, benefiting City Harvest, Thursday, May 19, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. $50/person, advance tickets only (866.849.8703).
3. Taste of Tribeca, annual culinary festival benefiting PS150 and PS234 will take place on Saturday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson. $40/person in advance, $45/person on the day of the event (advance purchase at ticketweb.com).
4. Brooklyn Pigfest, fifth annual beer and barbecue festival, Saturday, May 21, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Brooklyn Brewery Yard, 124 North 12th Street, Williamsburg. $75/person advance, $85/person at the door (tickets: brooklynbrewery.com).
5. Burgundy Spring Tasting, the dining series foodie will offer a six-course seasonal menu paired with wines, Sunday, May 22, 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Divine Studio, 21 E. 4th Street, Suite 605. $105-$205/person (rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. Barbecue Society, the New York State Chapter of the New England BBQ Society will hold its inaugural meeting on Sunday, May 22, 12:00 p.m., at Paul Kirk's RUB restaurant, 208 West 23rd Street. A tasting menu is available for $25/person; rsvp by May 19 to email@example.com (718.997.8572).
7. "Not-Just Riesling" Riesling Dinner, five-course menu featuring pairings of German wines from small family producers, Sunday, May 22, 5:30 p.m., at Tocqueville, 15 East 15th Street. $150/person, reservations required (212.647.1515).
8. Toast of the Town, annual wine tasting event presented by Wine Enthusiast magazine, Monday, May 23, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (VIP Tasting) and 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Grand Tasting), at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 64th Street. $95-$175/person (800.847.5949).
9. Beyond Farmers' Markets: Putting Food Systems on the Urban Map, the Baum Forum on Sustainable Food and Farming will present "Food Systems Planning Exercise for a NYC Neighborhood," the final installment of its four-part series on food systems, Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at The Graduate Center (CUNY) 34th Street and Fifth Ave. $25/session, $80/series (212.817.8215).
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).