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This Week in NYC: Feb 5–11

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Welcome to the first full week of February, Bitches! V-day is coming up, and we’ll have gift guides and date-night plans aplenty, but this week we’re looking forward to making up for Super Bowl indulgences with green smoothie bowls, lots of fun drinks, shopping for jewelry, and more. See below for what you have to look forward to this week. And as always, see you around town!

Monday
Did you indulge in a few too many drinks and greasy game-day snacks yesterday during the Super Bowl? Get your diet back on track and start the week off right with a delicious, easy-to-make smoothie bowl. We’re currently obsessing over smoothie bowls of the green variety, like these two green smoothie bowl recipes featuring spinach, avocado, kiwi, and other delicious, good-for-you ingredients.

Tuesday
Since you were so healthy yesterday with your green smoothie bowl, treat yourself to some delicious cheese and beer tonight as a reward. At Top Hops Beer Shop, enjoy a guided flight of four beers and complimentary cheeses selected by cheese connoisseur and beer expert Kevin Brooks. Get tickets ($75) here. 94 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Wednesday
Tonight at the Museum of Food and Drink, explore the differences between China’s many regional cuisines during A Dumpling Tour of China. This program, part of MOFAD’s Feasts and Festivals series, will feature Dumpling Galaxy owner Helen You and food writer Max Falkowitz in conversation about dumplings and hometown Chinese pride. You will demonstrate how to make the perfect xiao long bao, or steamed bun, and along with Falkowitz, will sign copies of the duo’s joint book, The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook. 62 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday
Head to Fulton Stall Market in the Seaport District tonight for EscapeMaker’s Local Food & Wine Eve, an evening of local food and wine tasting. In celebration of its Plate & Escape blog series, EscapeMaker is bringing together local farmers and producers, plus their artisanal food and beverages, to inspire attendees to visit these artisans’ farms and eateries located throughout the state. Tonight’s event will feature six to eight food and beverage offerings, live music, plus a chance to shop the market’s products as well. 91 South Street, New York, NY

Friday
Why wait for your Valentine to wow you with a special piece of jewelry next week when you can buy your own today? Greenwich St. Jewelers, a popular jewelry boutique in lower Manhattan, is hosting a trunk show of beautiful one-of-a-kind items by Polly Wales. Shop rare rings and pendants, extravagant earrings, and other handmade pieces at this pop-up event. 64 Trinity Place New York, NY

Saturday
Are you an alcohol connoisseur, or do you simply enjoy a good drink? Then you won’t want to miss the Brooklyn Craft Spirits Festival ($35) at the Brooklyn Expo Center, where you can explore more than 100 styles of spirits and meet the distillers, blenders, and other beverage experts who will be in attendance with their products. Sample everything from moonshine and mezcal to rum and whiskey. There will also be live music and food available for purchase.  72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday
Ready for brunch? Latin Beet Kitchen’s modern take on Peruvian cuisine makes for a brunch you’ll be talking about for weeks, and The Loyal is our best brunch of the year so far. Read all about our experience at this West Village brasserie here.

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