Restaurants from the Inside Out, WNYC's Leonard Lopate will moderate a discussion between chef Rocco DiSpirito, eGullet.org founder Steven Shaw, and author Calvin Trillin, Thursday, January 12, 8:00 p.m., at the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y, 92nd Street at Lexington Avenue. $25/person (212.415.5500).
EVENTS THIS WEEK
1. To Grow or Not to Grow, New York Times Dining In/Dining Out reporter Kim Severson will interview chefs Bobby Flay, Kurt Gutenbrunner, and Karen Waltuck about "the lures and perils of expansion in the restaurant business," Saturday, January 7, 2:00 p.m., at the Graduate Center-CUNY, Fifth Avenue & 34th Street $20-30/person (888.NYT.1870).
2. Not Your Typical Goat, Laini Fondiller of Lazy Lady Farms in Vermont will discuss goat cheese varieties on Monday, January 9, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street. $50/person (212.243.3289, ext. 25).
3. How To Pull a Shot, Joe: The Art of Coffee will present a hands-on workshop on everything you ever wanted to know about espresso (but were afraid to ask), Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 p.m., at Joe, 9 East 13th Street. Space is limited to 20 people, reservations and prepayment required. $10/person (212.924.7400 or email@example.com).