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This Week in NYC: June 23-29

Well, summer is officially here, Bitches! After a week of traveling, I am happy to be grounded in the city and take advantage of all exciting seasonal happenings. From avant garde music to restaurant openings, check out our This Week picks below:

Big Chill

This week, we’re keeping things cool and heading to Brooklyn for the “The Big Chill,” a casual, cold food feast at the Brooklyn Brewery. The menu, ranging from cold borscht shots to ice cream sandwiches, will be served family-style, along with some of our favorite Brooklyn brews. Tickets are $40/person and can be purchased here. 79 N. 11th St., Brooklyn, NY.

Having just returned from Bonnaroo, I thought I had immersed myself in all areas of the music spectrum. That is, until I saw Accordions from Around the World, a musical event taking place this Tuesday in Bryant Park. Starting at 5 p.m., musicians from France, Colombia, and beyond will showcase their accordion skills, playing everything from rock to ragtime. See the details here and expand your musical horizons. Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd St. & 5th and 6th Ave., New York, NY.

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So close, yet so far from the weekend. If you’re in need of a mid-week pick-me-up, swing by City of Saints Coffee Roasters, now open in Greenwich Village.The word is not yet out on how the coffee stacks up, but the space seems promising. Follow @CityofSaintsCoffee on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes view. 79 E. 10th St. New York, NY.

Spice up your Thursday by checking out the newly opened Mexicue in Times Square. The menu includes smoked chicken with chipotle sauce and charred green beans, burnt ends brisket with pickled jalapenos and lime crema, and cajun fish tacos with pico de gallo and spice slaw. See the full menu here. 1440 Broadway, New York, NY.

For all you Fashionistas, the third annual How to Make It in Fashion conference will be hosted this Saturday at the High Line Hotel. Industry leaders such as Robbie Myers, editor in chief of Elle, and Ariel Foxman, editor in chief of InStyle, will be giving keynote speeches and taking park in panels, sharing their tips and tricks for making it in the industry. More details and ticket information here. 180 10th Ave., New York, NY.  

To celebrate Pride Week, KTCHN will be hosting the fabulous and talented comedy duo, The Haus of Mimosa. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a Saturday than with bottomless mimosas and a guaranteed laugh. Performances are at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. More details here. 508 W. 42nd St., New York, NY.

Cafe Cluny Brunch

For a solid, Bitch-approved brunch, make your way over to Cafe Cluny in the West Village. While you’re there, be sure to order the dream-worthy breakfast club. Served with fried egg, bacon, tomato, avocado, and spicy mayo, it’s a glorified BLT with egg, and everything you could ever need in a breakfast sandwich. Full brunch review here. 284 West 12th St., New York, NY.

Charlotte, Baby Bitch

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