Thu Mar 1 2007
As part of National Peanut Month, the city’s premier PB&J peddler, Peanut Butter & Co., will host a real-life nut farmer at its Greenwich Village shop. Virginia’s Dee Dee Darden will spread her wisdom of the legendary legume and distribute Peanut Butter & Co.’s Peanut Farmer Kits (a toy that grows actual peanuts), free to all kids who attend, at a talk on Saturday 3. Adults can also participate in a “guess the number of peanuts in the jar” contest, to win a year’s supply of the store’s creatively flavored, gourmet peanut butters.
FREE Meet a Peanut Farmer. Peanut Butter & Co., 240 Sullivan St between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts. 11am--3pm. For more information, call 212-677-3995.
Feeling hungry? Make a reservation at one of more than 90 restaurants participating in the Time Out for Hunger campaign on Sunday 4, and 10 percent of your bill will benefit the Food Bank of New York, a local organization that feeds the needy. Hot spots include the Tasting Room and Babbo—reservations at the restaurants are recommended.
Time Out for Hunger. For more information and to find a complete list of participating restaurants, visit timeoutnewyork.com/tofh.
SUN 4--MAR 10
ODE TO SOY
Seeing that New York has more Japanese restaurants than you can shake a chopstick at, now is as good a time as any for the city’s first-ever Japanese Restaurant Week. Participating eateries—including top-brass names such as Nobu, Sumile Sushi and Japonica—will offer discounts on signature dishes, prix-fixe lunches and dinners, and specialty menus being served that week only. Reservations at the restaurants
are recommended. The increase
in popularity of Japanese cuisine will also be the focus of a Japan Society discussion, moderated by culinary savant and columnist Jeffrey Steingarten, on Monday 5. The panel includes chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Daniel Boulud; the keynote speaker is Kikkoman CEO Yuzaburo
Mogi. Advance registration is recommended.
Japanese Restaurant Week. For more information, visit flavorsofjapan.org.
FREE Japanese Food Culture Symposium. Japan Society, 333 E 47th St between First and Second Aves. 2:30--6:30pm. For more information and to register, visit nikkeiamerica.com/seminar or