Monday, February 10 & Tuesday, February 11,
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual All Breed Dog Show

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan

It’s that time of year again – the time of year where the purebreds get all gussied up and show off how they’re too hot to trot. The Westminster Kennel Club is taking over Madison Square Garden for two nights of high-stakes competition for the finest Fidos around. Rewatch Best in Show, grab your camera and get over to the arena for a look at some of the nation’s most persnickety pups. Single night admission is $40.

Deal nearby: The Copacabana Supper Club

Weekdays, through February 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pancake Month

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant, 4 Clinton Street, Manhattan

If you’d told us there was such a thing as Pancake Month as children, we’d be on a four-week syrup high. Thankfully, our adult selves can walk on over to the Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant any weekday this month and order up a stack. And these aren’t your same old flapjacks. Expect to see fun flavors like German Chocolate, Japanese Pumpkin and Fresh Coconut. Check here for the flavor of the day.

Deal nearby: Sons of Essex

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. or 8:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Bar Food Blowout

Pork Slope, 247 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

The words “bar food blowout” instantly trigger our lust for a fresh pint and something satisfyingly deep-fried. Pork Slope gathers up some fine specimens of each this Tuesday. Maharlika and Jeepney make their way over from the East Village to give Brooklyn a taste of their Filipino eats, and Brooklyn Brewery joins POWERS Whiskey to pour out some stiff drinks. 20 bucks will get ya a plate of food and beer at one of the two seating times (7:30 p.m. or 8:45 p.m.) while DJs play all night.

Deal nearby: Butter Lane (Park Slope)

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Taste the Museum: The History of Chocolate

American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, Manhattan

Sure, in grade school sitting through history class could sometimes double as naptime, but any subject is made more awesome and intriguing through the wonders of chocolate. At the American Museum of Natural History this Tuesday take a bite during Taste the Museum: The History of Chocolate. They’ll take us back to the beginning of the cocoa goodness back in 1900 BC, while we spot ancient artifacts and greedily munch on Mast Brother Chocolate. Admission is $40 per person.

Deal nearby: Barley & Grain

Wednesday, February 12, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Brisket King NYC 2014

DCTV Firehouse, 87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan

We know that a well-smoked brisket is a king amongst other meats, but who is the king of brisket? More than 20 chefs from around the city step up to the pit to see who can smoke the best slab. The $65 admission gets you three hours of unlimited samples of the competing briskets, plus drinks from Tito’s Vodka, Oskar Blues and Lagunitas Brewing Company. No matter who wins, we will indeed be feeling king-like with a belly full of beef.

Deal nearby: Little Fox Cafe