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This Week in NYC: Sept. 19-25

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Happy Monday! We’re filling our calendars with lots of noteworthy foodie events, and even have a fun ticket giveaway. Get to eating…and tweeting!

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Monday
Being vegetarian has never tasted so good thanks to the West Village’s Da Tommy Osteria and Southampton’s Green Thumb farm. Discover and devour delicious locally grown, organic vegetables at a six-course dinner hosted by the two culinary establishments and designed by executive chef Alfio Longo. Menu items include tomato gazpacho, beets carpaccio, zucchini cake, and more. More information on the Farm in the Village dinner here14 Bedford St. New York, NY

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day yesterday, Open Table and Duclot La Vinicole have teamed up to present a week-long Burgers and Bordeaux initiative, which runs through Saturday. More than 20 NYC restaurants, including Acme, Wallflower, Black Barn, and Bowery Meat Company, are offering a specialty burger paired with a glass Bordeaux this week only! Not only do you get to indulge in a tasty cheeseburger, but you also get to sip on a glass of Bordeaux, which is a rare occurrence. Bitch Tip: Bordeaux wines typically aren’t offered by the glass, so this is the perfect opportunity to sample one if you haven’t already and don’t want to splurge on a bottle. Make a reservation here. Various locations

Tuesday
Join Daphne Oz, Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” as she sits down with celebrity chef Mario Batali at 92Y to discuss her easy and health-conscious approach to cooking, as well as her new book, “The Happy Cook.” Following the conversation, Oz will be signing copies of her book, which is packed with advice and inspiring ideas for celebrating every day with easy-to-make meals. More information here1395 Lexington Ave. New York, NY

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Wednesday
The best way to say goodbye to summer is with a boozy milkshake by the king of milkshakes, Black Tap. Head to the David Burke Kitchen and Black Tap End of Summer Bash to indulge in a limited-edition boozy milkshake, as well as other food and specialty cocktails, in a charming outdoor garden. The milkshake in question, titled The Boozy Donut Shake, is a bourbon-spiked, caramel creation with a brownie batter and cookie dough rim that’s garnished with whipped cream, toffee bits, and a caramel-glazed toffee nut doughnut. Get your tickets here23 Grove St. New York, NY

Thursday
Union Square’s best chefs are coming together for the 21st annual Harvest in the Square event, meant to showcase the strength and breadth of the area’s culinary community. Be sure to come hungry, because guests get to sample signature dishes from more than 50 restaurants. Each dish, made with produce from Union Square Greenmarket, is also paired with local wines and microbrews. More information here16th St. and Union Square West

Friday
Munich is coming to Manhattan for an Oktoberfest celebration like no other. Zum Schneider, NYC’s original Bavarian Bierhaus, presents its third-annual Munich on the East River event featuring traditional German foods, Oktoberfest beers, and an Oompah band, as well as a decked out Oktoberfest tent with traditional furniture. More information here24-20 FDR Drive Serice Road East New York, NY

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Saturday
What’s better than unlimited bacon and booze? Nothing. That’s why you need to get tickets to The Great Big Bacon Picnic ASAP. This indoor-outdoor bacon festival features food and drinks from more than 100 top chefs, brew masters and craft distillers. Some participating vendors include BacoBurger, Midnights, Urban Smoke, Bareburger, and many more. Dishes will range from traditional slices of bacon to bacon-covered desserts. More information here630 Flushing Ave. Brooklyn, NY

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Tag @BWBrunchNYC and tweet your favorite bacon brunch dish with us, and you could win a pair of tickets to The Great Big Bacon Picnic.

Sunday
Today is National Lobster Day, and Luke’s Lobster is celebrating in true Maine fashion with a special Lobstah, Lobstah, Lobstah combo meal. Featuring a lobster roll, a half lobster bisque, and a skewered half lobster tail served with a special cocktail sauce, this sustainable meal is available at all Luke’s Lobster locations for just $25 while supplies last. Various locations

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