We hope you all had a fabulous weekend filled with bubbly, brunch and pastels, no matter what and where you were celebrating. I spent the weekend in my Maryland hometown with my family, where I was able to experience the green landscapes and budding trees in the burbs and properly toast spring. I actually feel refreshed returning back to the concrete jungle, despite the hordes of Cadbury eggs I consumed, and I look forward to getting back on track. Here’s the best ways to do it in NYC this week.
For those who weren’t able to get out of the city this weekend to witness the cherry blossoms, bolt from work to the New York Botanical Garden today to savour the seasonal blooms and the perennial gardens. 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
One week from today, Brooklyn Exposed will host Tasting Brooklyn, a walk-around event featuring unlimited sampling of the best in Brooklyn food and drink. Reasons to buy your tickets ASAP? Food from thirty food and drink vendors, including Dinosaur BBQ, Widow Jane Whiskey Distillery, and Luke’s Lobster, to the tunes from DJ Nutritious. That, and general admission is only $55, which can be purchased here and is a total steal considering the caliber of food and drink served. The Green Building 452 Union Street, Brooklyn
Have you cooked anything good lately? I recently shared my go-to recipe for Coconut Oil Brussels Sprouts, and with my strong desire to clean-eat after a gluttonous chocolate-filled weekend, these are the perfect accompaniment to any simple meal. Try them, share them, and hashtag them #bitchesinthekitchen!
The iconic and legendary Tavern on the Green (finally!) opens tonight after years of turnover and closed doors, and we think it’s one of the top anticipated openings of the season. Stroll through the park tonight and stop in for a drink at the brand new round mahogany bar to support its return. Central Park at W 67th St.
Weekend is here and weather is looking promising..we officially declare this week rooftop season. The views of Manhattan are unbeatable from the Wythe Hotel in BK, and the cocktails are fab (I’m a sucker for their Moscow Mule). It only gets better at night, where you can enjoy the city reflections on the East River. 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Last week was National Eggs Benedict Day, which inspired us to compile a list of our favorites in the city. Try one of our top choices and let us know what you think! Best Bennys include The Smith, Bubbys, Beauty & Essex, and Jane.
Bitches who Brunch co-founder Cori Sue recently visited NYC and brunched at Tipsy Parson with some fellow bloggers, while customizing biscuit breakfast sandwiches with a variety of savory and sweet choices. There were even options for her gluten intolerant friend, which scored extra brownie points. 156 9th Ave.