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This Week in NYC: Sept. 8-13

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Happy Labor Day! We hoped you closed out the summer season with lots of time in the sunshine, drinks al fresco, and time with friends & family.

Our NYC Baby Bitch’s favorite musical is returning to Broadway this fall! You won’t want to miss Spring Awakening, the play that got Miss Leah Michele on the map well before Glee. More info and tickets are available hereBrooks Atkinson Theater, 46 West 47th St, New York, NY


Chef Carla Hall is about to call Brooklyn home, with the opening of her first restaurant, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen, on the Columbia Street Waterfront. Tonight, she will join forces with chefs Jeff McInnis & Janine Booth at Root & Bone for a “Top Chef” reunion, as she previews dishes from her forthcoming menu. We loved Root & Bone for brunch, particularly the biscuits and fried chicken (read the full review here). Reserve your spot to the epic event here. 200 E. 3rd St, New York, NY


Ten Winning Restaurants. Unlimited Food & Drink. One Night Only. DO NOT MISS OUT. The Bon Appetit Hot 10 Party event should be sure to please featuring food from the chefs behind America’s Best New Restaurants. Use the code SUMMER for a special ticket price! More info here. 19 Fulton St, New York, NY

The Ainsworth brand is moving to Midtown! Stop in this new location and enjoy upscale burgers, steaks, and sports eatery, right in time for football season. Ainsworth Midtown will be open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and sporting events. Here’s more information. 45 E. 33rd St, New York, NY

Have you heard of Bushwig? No, not Bushwick. Join a group of fabulous drag stars led by Horrorchata & Babes Trust to celebrate the queer drag and music thriving in Brooklyn with performances, food, games, and much more. More info about the colorful event here. 617 Grand St, New York, NY

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You may have missed the VMA’s, but you won’t want to miss the Vendy Awards. The street food vendor awards return to Governor’s Island with nominees turning out cuisine from all corners of the globe. Make your way through bites like Guandong Cheong Fun’s Cantonese rice noodles, Greek skewers from Astoria’s Souvlaki Lady, and grilled cheese from newcomer Snowday before casting your ballot for the next food truck champ. More info here. Governor’s Island

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Today is the perfect day to try out a new brunch menu!

The Wallflower in the West Village has just debuted its brunch menu and it looks delicious. There is a killer menu of market-driven fare, like Omelette Provençale (tomatoes, olives, basil, roasted fingerling potatoes, wilted spinach) and Bacon Quesadilla (fried egg, jalapeño, tomato salsa, pepper jack cheese) paired with speciality cocktails like the Rose Royale (raspberry puree, pimm’s, raspberry eau de vie, sparkling wine). Check out the full menu here. 235 W. 12th St, New York, NY

Also new: Haru Sushi Gramercy Park’s new brunch menu, which features classic brunch dishes with a unique Japanese twist including breakfast buns with bacon, egg, and cheese, chawan mushi, the Japanese answer to shrimp and grits, and a brunch sushi roll with spicy salmon and tamago avocado. Haru will also be shaking up their versions of classic brunch cocktails, the Momo Bellini and the Wasabi Mary. Their brunch menu isn’t up yet, but you can view their other menu items here. 220 Park Ave South, New York, NY

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