food 11.14.11

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How artists perceive sustenance is the general idea of the fall edition of Something I Ate—artists document the meals they eat for seven days and create works that have been inspired by some of the food (or vice-versa). The results at Williamsburg's Acme Studio on Friday, November 18th, $30. More info here.

Author/blogger Ed Levine has a new book out: Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making & Eating Delicious Food. Tomorrow, 9/15, 6:30pm, at the Tenement Museum, he'll share LES favorites. $10 to attend (or $30 including the book). Reserve. It takes place in the museum's newly opened Visitor and Education Center, 103 Orchard [Delancey].

Truffle fans with deep pockets and clear sinuses may want to hit the black and white truffle dinner at ellabess inside the Nolitan Hotel, 153 Eliz [Kenmare] 212.925.5559. Tuesday night, chef Troy Unruh's four-course truffle menu is $150.

Smith Street gets a serious new restaurant in Battersby, 255 Smith [Douglass/Degraw] 718.852.8321, with Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek at the stoves—the two men have resumes that include Gramercy Tavern and The Mark. But this is Smith Street, so you'll find ambition minus the pretension in the vibe and in dishes like duck breast with radish, quince, and watercress and veal sweetbreads (pictured). Entrees average $21. A spontaneous tasting menu is available on request. Email for details.

A rewarding trip down the slow lane, courtesy of Slow Food NYC: their annual fundraiser takes place on Wednesday, 7-9:30pm, at the Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen [Boerum/Smith], honoring Cleaver Company and Green Table's Mary Cleaver. A Fatty 'Cue roasted whole pig, artisanal cocktails, and other treats, as well as a silent auction foodie-oriented. Proceeds go to Slow Food's Urban Harvest programs. Tickets from $100.

Do you need to know how to cook with Himalayan salt blocks? You may well answer yes after you take the Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks class on Thursday, November 17th, 8-9:30pm, at The Meadow, 523 Hudson [Charles/W. 10th] 212.645.4633. For $40, you'll learn how to use the 600 million-year-old pink salt blocks, plus get snacks and wine.

For opera fans: Taci Opera Night is held upstairs in Papillon Bistro & Bar, 22 E. 54th [5th/Mad] 212.866.0111, on Saturday nights, 9pm-midnight. With your pasta and glass of Sangiovese, a delicious side of aria.

Spaghetti Night: The cockatoo feeds the dog.

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