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The Green Mountain Beer Institute and the Woods Lodge — both based in Northfield — have teamed up to present an evening of food and drink centered on dark brews and rich, long-simmered winter fare. The night begins with a 30-minute beer education segment and continues with a glass of Long Trail Brewing or Guinness and a bowl of beef (or beefless) stew, plus fresh bread, salad and apple strudel. It's part of a series they call the Friday Night Beer Thing, or #fnbt on Facebook.
In the Dark: A Night of Stouts (and Stews): Friday, January 19, 6 p.m., the Woods Lodge, Northfield. $28-35; preregister. Info, 778-0205, thewoodslodgerestaurant.com.
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An Introduction to Intuitive Eating: Some diet gurus say to cut out carbs; others caution eaters to avoid fat. Fad diets — complete with loads of contradictory advice — abound. What's a hungry person to do? According to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a registered dietician, the answer is to look inward. She'll teach participants about the "10 principles of intuitive eating," including "respect your fullness" and "discover the satisfaction factor." The aim is to encourage dietary decisions that are good for both body and mind. Thursday, January 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., City Market, Onion River Co-op (downtown Burlington). $5-10. Info, 861-9700, citymarket.coop.
Simon Pearce Beer Dinner: Folks from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery will be on hand to talk about their products, while patrons eat and drink. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Simon Pearce shop and check out the made-in-Vermont glassware and pottery. Friday, January 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Simon Pearce Restaurant, Quechee. Cost of food and drink; preregister. Info, 295-3655, firstname.lastname@example.org, simonpearce.com.
Agricola Farm Dinner Club: An Italian dinner at Agricola Farm isn't just a meal. Attendees are inducted into the farm's dinner club, which means they're treated to a farm tour and, on the day of the event, get a 10 percent discount on meat products to take home. Expect communal tables, handmade pastas and courses made with meat from heritage breed animals. Saturday, January 20, 5:30 p.m., Agricola Farm, Panton. $75; preregister. Info, 475-3409, agricolavermont.com.