It may be time to embrace the potbelly trend if you’re tired of endlessly preening and perpetually staring at yourself in the mirror. Pack on the pounds at Brooklyn Beefsteak, an all-you-can-eat meat-and-beer fest. This bountiful banquet is a throwback to the Tammany Hall glory days when the political machine earned votes by the pound. Now, this once extinct extravaganza is back, and since no utensils will be provided, you can ignore proper table etiquette. Hundreds of pounds of premium grass-fed meat pair perfectly with an endless supply of McSorley’s Ale, so be among the 250 guests chugging beer and stabbing at steak while wailing a communal song. After an afternoon dinner party like this, you won’t want to spear another morsel of broccoli.

Sun., Nov. 8, 3 p.m., 2009