Jägerabend: Hunter's Night at Brauhaus Schmitz
Thu., Feb. 2, 5-10:30 p.m., $55
Chef Jeremy Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz is teaming up with Peter Woolsey (Bistrot La Minette), Jeff Michaud (Osteria), Jennifer Carroll (formerly of 10 Arts) and his wife, pastry chef Jessica Nolen, to bring you a five-course dinner based around game meats. Expect dishes like venison tartare with spruce oil, duck confit rillettes and wild hare lasagne. Reservations are required. Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St., 267-909-8814, brauhausschmitz.com.
Old Forge Beer Tasting at Perch Pub
Fri., Feb. 3, noon-2 p.m., $10
Damien Malfara of Old Forge Brewing Co. in Danville, Pa. and Jason Miller of Bella Vista Beverage are presenting a guided daytime beer tasting at Perch Pub. The event will highlight three beers from the local brewery, which is new to the Philly market: T-Rail (an American pale ale), Ol' Smithy (an imperial winter ale) and Endless Summer (a pale wheat ale). Perch Pub, 1345 Locust St., second floor, 215-546-4090, perchpub.com.
Lobster Week at Route 6
Through Fri., Feb. 3, $35
Route 6 is rocking a Restaurant Week-style deal of its own with a three-course "Lobster Week" menu. The meal starts with your choice of New England clam chowder or caesar salad, then moves onto a 1.25-pound steamed lobster with baked potato and creamed corn and warm apple pie for dessert. Reservations are recommended. Route 6, 600 N. Broad St., 215-391-4600, route6restaurant.com.
Vegan Wing Bowl at The Abbaye
Sat. Feb 4, 4 p.m,, $20 to compete, free to spectate
The Philly Roller Girls and The Abbaye have joined forces for the second annual Vegan Wing Bowl. Seitan enthusiasts will have two minutes to eat as many "wings" as they can. The $20 entrance fee gets participants a Vegan Wing Bowl T-shirt and unlimited beer or soda in addition to registration. Cricket Hill will be on tap for $2 and there will be a two-bucks-off wing special. More on Meal Ticket. The Abbaye, 673 N. Third St., 215-627-6711, phillyrollerderby.com.
Supper Bowl at Lemon Hill
Sun., Feb. 5, 5 p.m., $42 for food, pay as you go for drinks
Spend your Super Bowl Sunday with Mitch Prensky for his "Supper Bowl," an all-you-can-eat buffet putting New England and New York head to head on your plate. Prensky will prepare chowders, wings, pizzas and more in the style of each region. There will also be $7 Old Fashioneds and $3 Miller High Lifes. Reserve your spot by calling 215-232-2270. More on Meal Ticket. Lemon Hill, 747 N. 25th St., 215-232-2299, lemonhillphilly.com.
Fireside Dickens Readings at The Dandelion
Sun., Feb. 5, 10 a.m. and noon, pay as you go
In celebration of Charles Dickens' 200th birthday, the Free Library will be holding fireside readings of his work at The Dandelion. The weekly readings, which start this Sunday, are recommended for children ages 4 to 9. The restaurant will offer a Full English breakfast for $13 during the event; bump it up to $20 to add a 20-ounce beer. Reservations are required. The Dandelion, 124 S. 18th St., 215-558-2500, thedandelionpub.com.
A Taste of Hazon at the National Museum of American Jewish History
Tue., Feb. 7, 5:45 p.m., $180 ($130 is tax deductible)
Zahav's Michael Solomonov will prepare a four-course dinner in honor of the Jewish holiday Tu B'Shvat, or New Year of the Trees. After a cocktail hour with appetizers like maitake mushroom truffle salad and fluke crudo with beets and tehina, guests will dine on smoked duck carpaccio, salmon in grape leaves and barley soup. The program, honoring Mark Aronchick and Mark and Judy Dornstreich, will begin at 6:45. National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East, hazon.org.