12/14: ‘Blue Valentine,' Beer, Chocolate & Cheese Party…

…and it’s Chili Season at Char. No. 4

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THE DIET STARTS IN JANUARY:  Because apparently the holiday season isn’t fattening enough as it is, Jimmy’s No. 43 is throwing a Beer, Chocolate and Cheese Party tonight. The NYC Degustation Advisory Team (yep, such a thing exists) will lead you directly into the valley of temptation, which will be stocked with six different desserts (pie is involved, as is candied bacon) and a passel of artisanal cheeses, all to be washed down by a half-dozen holiday beers. You’re welcome. Two sessions, at 6:30 and 8:15PM.

CHILI OUTSIDE: Wintry Tuesdays can be bleak, so Char No. 4—that Smith Street HQ of smoked meat and brown booze—has come up with a Texas-style special that just might make you look forward to the end of the weekend: Just $22 gets you a bowl of smoked short rib and pork shoulder chili (food obsessives will recognize this as the chili that won the 2009 Brooklyn Texas Chili Battle) sided by bacon-jalapeño cornbread slathered in honey butter, with a craft beer and a shot of bourbon to boot. Opens at 6PM.


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