Happy Monday, Bitches! Anyone else wondering how on earth April popped up so fast? We’ve got a little bit of whiplash, but anything that brings us closer to summer is okay in our books. Luckily the month is starting off with a banner week of great food, great events, and, of course, great brunch. Keep reading for what to do in this week in NYC.
Umami Burger is expanding its partnership with Impossible Foods by introducing three new delicious versions of its famed Impossible Burger to its menu: the Impossible Classic, Impossible VBQ (below), and Impossible Trufflemaker. The Impossible VBQ and Impossible Trufflemaker are 100% plant-based, and all three are available for a limited time only at all Umami Burger locations across the nation, so get yours now before it’s too late.
Cecile Richards, longtime president of Planned Parenthood, will be at the Brooklyn Public Library tonight to discuss her new book, Make Trouble, in conversation with Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and The Cut. Make Trouble is a story about learning to lead and make change, and your $30 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a signed hardcover copy of the book. Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Join Slow Food NYC for Duck-Off, its annual all-duck competitive chef cook-off and tasting event, where chefs will serve up delicious dishes featuring local, heritage duck. From duck confit and duck tacos to duck ragu and duck tagine, there’s something for everyone at this event, and guests can vote for their favorite dishes. Local beer, wine, and cider, as well as signature cocktails, will also be available, and all proceeds from the event will support Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest. Institute of Culinary Education, 225 Liberty St., New York, NY
If you couldn’t attend Wednesday’s Duck-Off event, don’t worry, there’s another chef showdown taking place this week. Tonight at Chef Showdown VIII, Food Arts Center, four chefs will battle it out to be named the next Chef Showdown Champion! Tonight’s menu is completely vegetarian, and there will be beer and wine as well. 210 E. 43rd St., New York, NY
Meat lovers, this event’s for you. Head to Arrogant Swine in Brooklyn for an evening of beef and whiskey tasting. This two-hour event features a three-course tasting of dishes made with Wagyu Beef, the most expensive and sought-after beef in the world, plus three whiskey cocktails and three high-end whiskey tastings. Beer and wine will also be served. 173 Morgan Ave,. Brooklyn, NY
A new food-centric pop-up museum is coming to NYC, and you can be one of the first to check it out—think the Museum of Ice Cream but for eggs. That’s right, The Egg House features six rooms of immersive, Instagrammable installations and interactive experiences, food vendors, and a gift shop all about a little egg named Ellis. This is the perfect pre-brunch pit stop. Last one there is a rotten, well, you know… 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY
Running around all week no doubt has you exhausted and in need of a good brunch. We recently stopped in at Greenpoint’s Le Fanfare (above) and were delighted by the Instagram-worthy aesthetic, chill vibes, gorgeous craft cocktails, and delicious food. Need a hangover go-to in the East Village? Empellón is the spot. Think cheap eats and grungy vibes, and don’t sleep on the al pastor tacos.