Japanese Restaurant Week Kicks Off with Railway-Station Bento Boxes

Participating restaurants will offer traditional ekiben -- Japanese bento boxes -- for the next two weeks.
Participating restaurants will offer traditional ekiben -- Japanese bento boxes -- for the next two weeks.
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Monday, March 4 Japanese Restaurant Week Japanese Restaurant Week runs from March 4-18, and 35 restaurants celebrates regional dishes by creating ekiben, traditional bento boxes usually served in train stations. Stop by Hakata Tonton, Sunrise Mart, Kyotofu, or Nippon for innovative takes on the boxes. Various locations

Tuesday, March 5 Raw Food 101 The Living Gallery, an art space in Bushwick, hosts a raw-food workshop for novice chefs. Chef Chrissy Michaels of Chrissy's Cooking Club will show everyone how to make a kale-and-collard salad, seafood ceviche, and a raw Pad Thai. E-mail for pricing information and to reserve a spot. BYO wine for the full experience. 1087 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn

Wine and Cheese Tasting at Hearth Instead of a nightcap, enjoy six wines from Burgandy paired with six French cheeses at Hearth in the East Village starting at 10 p.m. Paul Grieco and Elizabeth Chubback of Murray's Cheese host and tickets are $42. Reserve a spot by calling Hearth at 646-602-1300. 403 E. 12th St.

Wednesday, March 6 Beer, Dinner, and a Movie at Nitehawk Cinema As part of Nitehawk Cinema's dinner series, Brooklyn Brewery selects drafts to serve during a showing of The Godfather: Part II to accompany a menu inspired by the film: Yankee bean soup, salumi e formaggio, savory zeppoles, and a chocolate cigar. Tickets are $75. 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn

Thursday, March 7 Sweet: New York The Doe Fund hosts its second annual tasting event, Sweet: New York, at the Classic Car Club Soho. Eateries like Tao, the Dalloway, Smorgas and Magnolia Bakery come together to raise money for the Doe Fund's "Men in Blue." Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at 250 Hudson St.

Brenne Whisky Tasting at Die Koelner Bierhalle Park Slope beer garden Die Koelner Bierhalle hosts a tasting of Brenne Whisky, a French single malt, on Thursday at 7 p.m. Allison Patel, Brenne's owner, will pour glasses for customers until 10 p.m. Drink for free but register at 84 St. Marks Pl., Brooklyn


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Whole Foods Market

95 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002


The Living Gallery

1087 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Hearth Restaurant

403 E. 12th St.
New York, NY 10009


Nitehawk Cinema

136 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249


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