Holiday decorations and markets are starting to pop up all over New York City. We’re preparing our taste buds with a Thanksgiving-themed wine pairing course, harvest dinner benefitting Edible Schoolyard, and a food crawl down some of Brooklyn’s coziest streets. Tis’ the season for giving, so we’re giving you a glimpse into what we’re up to this week– oh, and we can’t forget our weekly celebration: brunch!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to indulge in large quantities of food and alcohol. But before then, join master sommelier and Corkbuzz owner Laura Maniec to learn all about which wines pair best with all your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. This knowledge will come in handy if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or just bringing some wine to a family member’s gathering. 13 E. 13th St., Manhattan
What’s better than Taco Tuesday? Unlimited Taco Tuesday! Head to Mad Dog & Beans’ Midtown location from 6-9 p.m. today for unlimited tacos, plus a frozen margarita for just $19.95. 5 E. 38th St., Manhattan
Tis’ the season for holiday parties and plenty of eating. Tonight marks Edible Schoolyard NYC’s eighth Harvest Dinner, featuring cocktails by Mission Chinese Food’s Sam Anderson and food by Tartine Bakery, Tartine Manufactory, and Mission Chinese Food. Proceeds from tonight’s dinner will go toward Edible Schoolyard NYC, an organization that partners with public schools to transform the hearts, minds, and eating habits of young New Yorkers.
Check out the best food and drinks Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill have to offer at the third seasonal Tastes of Brooklyn Food Crawl. Enjoy samples from local hotspots like Scotto’s Wine Cellar, Monteleone’s Bakery, and Avlee Greek Kitchen. Proceeds will help Seeds in the Middle, a non-profit that empowers Brooklyn children to eat healthy and stay active. Court & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn
The Green Space kicks off its second season of “Icons and Innovators” with legendary fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and James Whiteside, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater. Susan Fales-Hill, author and award-winning TV writer and producer, will interview Mizrahi and Whiteside about their careers, mutual love of ballet, what inspires them, and much more. 44 Charlton St., Manhattan
Brunch Theatre is back for its fourth-ever show, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Combining brunch and live entertainment, Brunch Theatre is the perfect way to spend your Saturday. Brunch starts at noon, and the entertainment portion — a fun, thought-provoking play play about politics — begins at 12:30. If you can’t make today’s event, there’s another tomorrow and four more in December. 236 E. 3rd St., Manhattan
We can’t forget our favorite weekend activity: brunch! We recently traveled all the way up to the Upper East Side to dine at Maya for two whole hours of unlimited Mexican fare and brunch cocktails. Then we headed all the way back downtown to NoHo’s fitness alley for a delectable, dairy-free brunch at the brand new Broken Coconut. You’ll never guess which nightlife gurus are behind this beach to bowl hotspot.