FAIRFIELD — Chili prepared according to a family recipe that made one of Fairfield’s “lost” restaurants famous and the author of a new book chronicling Fairfield restaurant history — plus, beer — will be featured at a “Brews & Bites” program Thursday at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

The free program will take place at 6 p.m. in the museum, 370 Beach Road. The event is planned in conjunction with the annual Giving Day sponsored by the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Donations made that day support the museum’s field trips that bring Bridgeport and Norwalk students to Fairfield, according to publicity for the event.

Chili for the program will be made by Keith Kuhn, whose family featured the fare at the restaurant and food stand they ran for decades on Tunxis Hill. That will be coupled with a beer tasting served by Two Roads Brewery of Stratford.

Patti Woods, the author of the recently published “Lost Restaurants of Fairfield” will discuss her book that recounts the history of local dining out back to the colonial-era Sun Tavern. She will be joined by another author, Will Siss, who will discuss his, “Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing.”

Donations to #FairfieldCountyGives will be accepted online throughout the evening on museum laptops or via personal cell phones.

For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit www.fairfieldhistory.org .