What's Happening This Week: A Winter Cocktail Class; A Fatty Christmas

As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Winter Cocktails Class The Brooklyn Kitchen Wednesday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. Join Tom Chadwick of Dram in Williamsburg and Mayur Subbarrao of Mayahuel in the East Village for a primer on warming winter tipples. You'll learn the basics of holiday punches, mulled wines, possets, and the coveted Tom & Jerry cocktail to help you kick-start the merrymaking this holiday season.

Happy December Black Market Through the end of 2010 Get a burger, fries, and a beer, daily from 6 to 8 p.m., for $15. Drinks are two-for-one, too, and, as an added bonus, the bar is featuring two holiday cocktails: Winter Nog spiked with Drambuie, Irish cream, fresh mint, and a candy cane garnish; and Santa's Little Helper, made with Santa Teresa 11-year-old rum and Godiva dark chocolate shavings.

'Cue the Christmas Music Fatty 'Cue Christmas Day, noon to midnight The Fatty 'Cue team, led by pitmaster Robbie Richter, is throwing an all-day BBQ with all the fixin's. The restaurant will be transformed into an all-American roadhouse, featuring slow-roasted meats paying homage to barbecue styles from Carolina to Owensboro. Wash it all down with spiked Assam Wassel hot cider and coconut eggnog.

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