Finally, a cooking competition that makes all of its contestants and judges feel like giants. Tonight, Un-Supersize Me kicks off at Greenpoint Open Studios after Keep the Home Fires Burning, an affordable art show with all pieces priced under $300. Ten bucks gets you a raffle ticket and entrance to a wonderland of miniature empanadas, burgers, cupcakes and more. If you're feeling competitive, you can enter for free; all you have to do is cook enough bites for 50 people and you have a chance of winning a $100 gift certificate from the Brooklyn Kitchen.
8pm-11pm, 67 West Street, 2nd Fl
Tonight also would be a great time to try the newly liquor-licensed Le Comptoir, the hip little French bistro that opened up a little while ago in Williamsburg. Expect European and New World wines along with local craft brews. [via FREEwilliamsburg]
Saturday and Sunday
Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg is going full foodie this weekend with tons of awesome Brooklyn vendors. Team Robicelli will be there serving their mind-blowing cupcakes, Laena McCarthy of Anarchy in a Jar will be selling her gourmet preserves, Nachos NY will be serving ... well, nachos. Stop by on Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm to get a book signed by the author of The Art of Eating In, Cathy Erway.
N 7th Street, between Wythe and Kent
Sure, we all love the pies over at Motorino and Paulie Gee's, but the true pizza obsessive knows how to bake his/her own pizzas (it's not hard, trust us). Luckily the Brooklyn Kitchen is holding its very own pizza-making class with master pizzaoili Anthony Falco and Angelo Womack of Roberta's. The class costs $75 and all you have to bring with you is your own two hands and perhaps a bad fake Italian accent.