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This Week in NYC: September 28-October 4

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fun weekend as we kicked off Oktoberfest and closed it out with some #BloodMoon watch parties. I crossed a few things off my NYC bucketlist as I checked out the Astoria beer gardens for the first time with plenty of beer steins and live German music. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.


Oktoberfest isn’t all about the beer! Check out Hearth’s seasonal celebration with a three-course dinner featuring chef Marco Canora’s twist on traditional German fare, including pickled mackerel with beets and beet braised fennel, grilled bratwurst with cabbage and rye panzanells, and of course, apple strudel for dessert. The Oktoberfest special is available alongside Hearth’s standard dinner menu for $50 per guest. Read our full brunch review of Hearth here. 403 E 12th St, New York, NY


Pinkies up! The Spotted Pig is celebrating the release of the Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak with afternoon tea including sandwiches and cakes from the cookbook. Tickets are available for tea at 3-5 p.m. for $40 per person (not including tax & gratuity). To reserve your spot please email Click here for more info and check out our full brunch review of The Spotted Pig here. 314 W. 11th St, New York, NY

Popular farm-to-table concept Black Tree in the Lower East Side is taking their adventurous and locally- sourced dishes to Brooklyn, opening today. Receiving a ton of buzz for sourcing all ingredients from local farms or purveyors within 300 miles, and preparing a weekly menu based on produce and animal availability, the new Black Tree Brooklyn will maintain the same sustainable philosophy, as well as take the concept to the next level with the launch of a chef’s table. 261 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Already in need of a tropical vacay? Eight of Puerto Rico’s top culinary talent will descend on NYC for four days to collaborate with New York’s finest in a series of dinners and events. The PR Meets NYC festival will commence with New York-Puerto Rican Chef Dinners today through Saturday, all held at various restaurants around the city. A closing, alfresco Lechon Asado brunch, a walk-around tasting of the island’s most delicious delicacies from alcapurrias (fritters) to mofongo (mashed plantains) to lechon (roasted pork), on Sunday, October 4th will formally close the series. All events are ticketed and open to the public. Click here for more information.


Time to get your drink on, you’ve earned it after this week. Happy Oktoberfest! Go grab a stein, or four with Zum Schneider’s Oktoberfest celebration bringing Munich to the East River. Tickets are $25 either online or at the door.


Happy Saturday, Bitches! Go get your drink on this Saturday with $16 bottomless mimosas. Not a fan of orange juice? No problem they offer a variety of flavors over at Mezetto, not to mention some killer tapas-style bites. Read our full review here.

Drown your Sunday Scaries with plenty of pickles. Head to the Lower East Side for the Pickle Day Festival and enjoy countless vendors offering their favorite pickled concoctions. Don’t miss the pickled green beans. More information here.


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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