You won't want to miss next week's lineup of Beard House events! Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 P.M. Ultimate Steak Dinner Beard House favorite John Halligan returns with a bold meat lovers’ menu rooted in classic technique. The chef and owner of the highly revered Park Steakhouse and a veteran of high-style hotel dining, Halligan is poised to open the Park West Tavern, where he will serve his signature inventive American cuisine. Wednesday, August 17, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books In Shinin' Times at The Fort proprietor Holly Arnold Kinney recalls the American West through historic recipes and vivid storytelling. Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 P.M. Taste of Modern Madrid A former graffiti artist and the owner and head chef of celebrated Madrid restaurants Polenta and Flou, Jesús Núñez recently opened Graffit on New York’s Upper West Side. There he blends his street art sensibility with avant-garde technique, turning out modern Spanish dishes that are as intellectually stimulating and visually arresting as they are delicious. Thursday, August 18, 7:00 P.M. Grand Slam Sensation Legends Hospitality hit it out of the park last year when they hired chef Kevin Harry to oversee the food at Yankee Stadium. There, the top hotel–trained chef oversees a range of New York–inspired concessions and upscale eateries that are a far cry from peanuts and Cracker Jack. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.