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This Week in NYC: May 7-13

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All anyone can talk about these days is our crazy weather. Why not go to some stellar events with your friends this week so you can run the conversation about something actually interesting? From a vegan happy hour benefitting the Humane League to a cheese tasting to a truffle making class, we’ve got something for everyone. Oh, and did we mention this week is Mother’s Day, so make sure to put on your best dress and head out to brunch! Keep reading below for this week’s agenda.

Monday
Start your week off with some networking, vegan cocktails, and good karma! We recently reviewed brunch at PS Kitchen and raved about their delicious vegan bites and their robust philanthropic program. Tonight, join the Humane League for drink specials and complimentary appetizers while making friends and finding out more about what’s happening in the vegan community here in NYC. Even if you can’t make it to the happy hour, PS Kitchen donates 100% of its profits to charity every single day! PS Kitchen, 246 W 48th St, New York

Image courtesy of Murray’s Cheese Bar.

Tuesday
Calling all cheese lovers! Everyone’s favorite local cheese shop, Murray’s Cheese wants to educate you on the history of cheese and the art of its pairings. Join us at Cheese 101 for a full fledged tasting of seven families of cheese– from fresh to bloomy to blue. Enjoy pours from an array of wines designed to pair perfectly with the accompanied cheeses. Learn how to be the expert of the charcuterie board at your next dinner party. Murray’s Cheese Shop, 254 Bleecker St, New York

Wednesday
Adorable LES cafe, Brigitte, is now serving brunch every single day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by today to enjoy brunch staples like fluffy, mile-high banana pancakes with spicy walnuts, eggs Benedict, beet-cured salmon and more – no matter the day of the week. And, as if anything could be more exciting than everyday brunch, Brigitte is also introducing a special weekday offer – $16 for any egg dish, side AND a glass of wine, beer, juice or coffee – working brunch, it is! 37 Canal St, New York

Thursday
Come enjoy some delicious distillates this evening at MOFAD’s The Secret Science of Agave Spirits event. Mexico’s signature spirits tequila, mezcal, and raicilla are complex, diverse, and have often left liquor enthusiasts struggling to understand their botany and sustainability. Los Angeles botanist Rachel Meyer—Executive Director of the University of California Conservation Genomics Consortium and co-owner of Shoots and Roots Bitters—will discuss what is known about the different methods of production, and align various research and knowledge systems to ask “how might these beautiful traditions change as our planet does?” MOFAD – Museum of Food and Drink, 62 Bayard St, Brooklyn

Image courtesy of Wafels and Dinges.

Friday
You’ve seen Wafels & Dinges street carts all over NYC. Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a successful food cart business in New York? They’re inviting guests into their Brooklyn factory for an exclusive tasting and tour today. They’ll show you everything from how to make their Liège wafel dough and delicious ice cream to how they store and supply their constellation of carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés. You’ll also get to make your own wafel, yum! 264 Butler St, Brooklyn

Saturday
To celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, The Colorful Kitchen’s Ilene Godofsky Moreno is hosting a tea and truffle making workshop! Come and join us for a fun, hands-on experience making three varieties of decadent vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweet truffles. Everyone will go home with their truffles, a signed copy of The Colorful Kitchen, and a gift bag filled with Ilene’s favorite products. 150 W 28th St Suite 1703, New York

Sunday
Heading out to brunch with your mama this Mother’s Day? Make sure you check out our al fresco brunch guide for some amazing options to take her for delicious food under the New York City sun. If you’re looking for something indoors but still bright and inviting, check out La Pecora Bianca in Midtown East. We enjoyed their bottomless bubbly and lemon ricotta pancakes on a recent weekend and found it a perfect place to take your mom.

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