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This Week in NYC: September 4–September 10

How is it already September?! We’re ringing in the first few weeks of (what feels like) fall with food fests, the U.S. Open, pumpkin spice lattes, and more. Read on to find out what’s going on this week.

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Madison Square Eats is back for the fall, now through Sept. 29! Stop by Worth Square in Flatiron to sample food from a handful of the city’s best restaurants, including Domo Taco, Roberta’s, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and The Paella Shack by Barraca. Get more information hereWorth Square, 5th Avenue between 25th and 26th streets, New York, NY

Bon Appetit Hot 10 Party

Join Bon Appétit in celebrating the 10 best new restaurants in America. General admission tickets to this event are sold out, but VIP tickets are still available and totally worth the extra cash. Trust us–we went in 2015 and this is truly a can’t-miss occasion. In addition to unlimited food and drinks, you get to meet the chefs of these NYC hot restaurants during a rooftop reception. Plus, as a VIP, you’ll be granted early access to the event and get to skip the line when you arrive. Get your tickets here. 50 Varick Street, New York, NY

If you can’t make it out to Flushing Meadows in-person for the U.S. Open this year, head to Hudson Hotel in Manhattan for a fun alternative. Enter yourself in the hotel’s U.S. Open Ping Pong Tournament, sponsored by Grey Goose, for a chance to win great prizes. The first place winner gets a free night at Hudson Hotel, plus a $25 gift card to Umami Burger, while second place will win a swag bag from Grey Goose. Get more information here. 58 W. 58 Street, New York, NY

Taste Talks returns to Brooklyn today through Sunday for a weekend of culinary events no foodie will want to miss. The fun kicks off with the Tasty Awards–complete with an after party–and continues on through the weekend with brunch, various panels and tastings, a cookout, and plenty more! Some confirmed speakers and guests include Andrew Carmellini, Sunday in Brooklyn’s Jamie Young, and Nom Wah Tea Parlor’s Wilson Tang. Get your tickets here. Various locations

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the first-ever Pastryland Bake Sale today. Treat yourself to one-of-a-kind desserts created just for this event by talented chefs from Per Se, The Modern, Del Posto, Patisserie Chanson, and many more. Pro-tip: Don’t forget to check out the life-size wall of piped icing and chocolate shot ice luge! Plus, it’s for a good cause. All proceeds from this event will benefit City Harvest. Get your tickets here. 28 Crosby Street, New York, NY

Close out the weekend with a solid brunch. We’ve recently enjoyed Two Hands Restaurant in TriBeCa and Faun in Brooklyn.

Ann Louise

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