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Shabbat Dinner and Pastrami Tasting
What: The folks at Mile End and their deli pals present nine gourmet twists on traditional Jewish fare, including bone marrow matzo ball soup and lamb brisket with preserved tomato and ice wine vinegar.
Why: Culinary bigwigs debate the future of Jewish food, then call it a day over bites of pastrami from Wise Sons, Saul’s, Kenny & Zuke’s, and, of course, Mile End.
When: Dinner, Fri., 7 p.m. Talk and tasting, Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Dinner, City Grit Culinary Salon, 38 Prince St., b/t Mulberry & Mott Sts. Tasting, ABC Home, 888 Broadway, b/t 18th & 19th Sts. Dinner tickets ($200) at nycwff.org. Tasting tickets ($50-$75) at futureofjewishfood.com.
New York Doughnut Map Launch Party
What: Eat dessert for dinner in honor of the debut of All You Can Eat Press’s pinpointed guide to the best of the circular confections.
Why: Unlimited bites, flowing Stumptown coffee, and artist displays of the treat. How else were you planning to celebrate National Donut Month?
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel, 22 W. 29th St., at Broadway.
Ruthie Davis Sample Sale
What: Make like Imelda and add sassy kicks to your ever-growing collection when the sky-high styles go for up to 70 percent off.
Why: Edgy Aerial peep-toe booties once marked $895 are now $270; rainbow-hued Popsicle pumps end up at $270, down from $898.
When: Today, noon-9 p.m.
Where: 511 W. 25th St., b/t 10th & 11th Aves., ste. 806.
David Yurman Sample Sale
What: The designer slashes prices on his iconic bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings by 30-60 percent.
Why: Treat yo’ self. (And if you’re feeling especially generous, the holidays are creeping up.)
When: Today, 3-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., b/t 6th & 7th Aves.
What: Get sloshed on the adult juice brewed in the Hudson Valley with apple-centric tastings and pairings at top spots across the city.
Why: Start off with Friday’s free tastings, Saturday’s lessons in ciders and craft beers, and Sunday’s takeover of the New Amsterdam Market.
When: Thru Oct. 21.
Where: Locations and schedule at ciderweekny.com.
Warby Parker Field Trip
What: The do-gooder eyewear brand kicks off its cross-country tour on a yellow bus-turned-roving showroom with leather couches, wood paneling, vintage books, and the full optical and sun-wear lines.
Why: Eye spy the latest collaboration with Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit in the business of building schools for underprivileged kids around the world.
When: Today-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Locations and schedule at warbyparkerclasstrip.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Mile End