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This Week in NYC: April 7-13

It’s another beautiful week in the Big Apple! I was down in the District this past weekend and am slowly coming back to reality in my cubicle today, as I took it upon myself to sample as many of the new 14th Street restaurants and bars as possible in one single weekend. Needless to say, it’s a rough Monday, but we have a lot to look forward to this week.

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One great way to cure a case of the Mondays is with an elaborate six course tasting menu paired with wine. Each week in April, former Alison Eighteen executive chef Roxanne Spruance will join chef Ryan Tate of All Good Things in TriBeCa for a pop-up dining experience. Each Monday the menu will rotate and feature seasonal, contemporary American cuisine. The dinner and wine pairing costs $75 per person and tickets can be purchased here. 102 Franklin St., New York, NY.

Now that the weather is finally warming up, I’m thrilled to be taking my workouts outside. I’m a big fan of Lululemon’s weekly Run Clubs led by various store ambassadors from studios throughout the city. Last Tuesday I experienced a tough outdoor WOD led by Brick NYC’s Will Lanier. No sign ups are necessary; arrive at 7 p.m. at Lululemon’s Meatpacking location. 408 W. 14th St., New York, NY.

Image via Lululemon
Image via Lululemon

One week from today, Bitches Who Brunch will be celebrating Malbec World Day at Cambalache – One Night in Argentina with a night full of wine, delicious food, music, tango, and all things Argentinian culture. They had us hooked at “sampling over 120 wines from 26 of the top Argentine wineries”. The event runs on April 16 and 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased here. Brooklyn Bazaar, 165 Banker St., Brooklyn, NY.

We are thrilled to announce that we are giving away two free tickets to our readers! Follow @BWBrunchNYC on Twitter and tweet to us with your favorite wine varietal for your chance to win. We will select a winner on Thursday, April 10. 

If you’ve begun spring cleaning in your closet, you have a great excuse to go shopping! I’m a shoe gal and can’t wait to refresh my steppers for spring. Meet shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti and celebrate twenty years of his iconic shoes at Bergdorf Goodman from 3-5 p.m. on the second floor. 754 5th Ave., New York, NY.


From years of devoted Top Chef viewership, I’m no stranger to xanthan gum or calcium lactate. I’m fascinated by the science behind cooking and thrilled that Brooklyn Kitchen at Gotham West Market is hosting a molecular gastronomy class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class is led by food artisan Michael Cirino of A Razor, Shiny Knife and includes a take-home molecular gastronomy kit valued at $60. Pair your liquid spaghetti with local beverages from Brooklyn Brewery. Buy tickets here.

If you’re like 95 percent of Americans and are obsessed with House of Cards, check out the latest off-Broadway performance penned by HoC’s writer. Breathing Time is a 90-minute intimate drama that features one fateful day in New York City. Tickets cost $44 and the show runs through April 13th at IATI Theater. 64 E. 4th St., New York, NY.

Cheese Louise! There’s nothing better than a simple grilled sandwich and this weekend the Openhouse Gallery will host its fourth annual Big Cheesy grilled cheese championship. Competitors include Sons of Essex, Murray’s Melts, MeltKraft and more. Tickets are only $30 and included two Goose Island craft beers to wash down some of the city’s best sammies. Buy tickets here.

Image via Openhouse Gallery
Image via Openhouse Gallery

If it’s been a long week and if you’re craving some top-notch carbs for brunch, we’ve got you covered. Recent Bitch-approved baked goods include the creme fraiche pancakes with blueberry marmalade and foie gras butter from Montemarte in Chelsea, the boulangerie basket at NoHo’s Lafayette, and the pancakes at Clinton St. Baking Company in the Lower East Side.

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Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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