Capsaicin addicts will get a kick out of this talk and tasting dedicated to their favorite peppers. Drop by Jimmy's No. 43 to catch Kurt Michael Friese discussing his travels across North America in search of chili traditions, recipes and heirloom varieties, chronicled in his new book, Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail. While Friese regales you with spice-hunting tales and talks about the impacts of climate change, you can sample three types of chili featured in the book, including a San Antonio variety made with bison, bacon and espresso. Tame the heat with a craft beer (most $7) or a glass of New York State wine (most $9) from the bar. Proceeds from the event benefit Slow Food NYC.