Dining deals and goings-on

(Credit: Urbanite)

By Emily Mathis

Special to amNewYork

Have a panini with your vino, every monday: Vero Wine Bar in midtown is offering a free gourmet panini with the purchase of a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail, ranging from $9-$12 on Mondays. Vero Wine Bar, 1004 Second Avenue 212-935-3530

Oh the delicacy and despair: In May, Chicago lifted a two-year ban on the controversial food made of duck or goose liver. On Wednesday, February 4, a two-hour talk at the Astor Center will discuss the ethical and culinary issues of the food with the owner of D’Artagnan food and a member of the Humane Society. Begins at 6:30 and costs $25. Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St. 212-674-7501

The Hog Pit has left the Meatpacking district and moved to the Flatiron neighborhood. The down-home BBQ joint continues to serve its authentic southern fare (37B West 26th Street, btwn Sixth & Broadway)

Tags: hog pit , vero , astor center , foie gras , food

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