1. Dining for Darfur, Support a good cause and enjoy food and wine courtesy of T. Edward Wines, The Strong Buzz, and Blue Ribbon restaurants. All proceeds from the gala will go to the International Rescue Committee's efforts in Darfur and Chad, Wednesday, August 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street. $100/person (212-473-4401).
2. Bourbon, Whiskey, and Artisanal Cheese, Artisinal Cheese will host this class and tasting with special guest LeNell Smothers from LeNell's Wine and Spirit Boutique in Red Hook. Learn about the history of bourbon and sample it expertly paired with Artisanal's cheese, Thursday, August 24th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 500 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor, entrance on 10th Avenue (877-797-1200).
3. Meet the Farmers Lunch, Join farmers from Four Season Farm for a lunch featuring their produce at Blue Hill restaurant, Sunday, August 27th, 12:30 p.m., at Blue Hill, 75 Washington Place. $90/person (212.539.1776).
4. Restaurants for Relief, Dine out this evening at one of the dozens of participating New York restaurants and support Share Our Strength's Gulf Coast recovery efforts. Participating restaurants include Gramercy Tavern, Fleur de Sel, Per Se, Public, and Vong, among many others, Tuesday, August 29th (800.969.4767)