On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
NORTHEAST—Chef Courtney Sproule usually doesn't need an excuse to throw a dinner party, but this Thursday, September 12, her din din Supper Club welcomes Italy's Damilano Winery for a seven-course pairing dinner. Sproule will pair dishes like quail and escarole gratin, lamb risotto, and crisp trout with bergamot mint pesto with "no less than three Barolos and four other Peidmontese" wines. Reservations are $85 and available by emailing here.
OLD TOWN—For the next installment of his recurring Holdfast pop-up dinner series, chef Will Preisch teams with onetime Portlanders Garrett Eagleton and Leif Sundström for a dinner influenced by their own NYC pop-up, J. Bridger. The nine-course event (this Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15) includes beverage pairings ranging from beer to wine to tea, and the chefs' collaboration results in dishes like uni with roast pineapple, shiso, and groundcherry; and eggplant, porcini, hen of the woods, and seaweed. As per usual, Holdfast holds court at Old Town's KitchenCru; reservations are $95 and available here.
NW/ALPHABET DISTRICT—Scott Dolich's neighborhood tavern the Bent Brick has announced the launch of a "Sunday supper" series, featuring family-style comfort foods. The first event kicks off this Sunday, September 15, with a three-course meal of mushroom salad, chicken and dumplings, and ginger chiffon cake for dessert. The chicken-and-dumplings menu — $22 for adults, $12 for kids — will be on-tap each Sunday in September. More information here.
DIVISION/CLINTON—Italian food cart/"al fresco restaurant" Artigiano jazzes up Friday the 13th with a live band this Friday, featuring beer discounts and a multi-course family-style meal. Reservations are required for the family-style feasts — featuring four courses for parties of four or more — but those just looking to catch outdoor jazz are welcome to grab a drink and hang out in the courtyard. More information here.