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This Week in NYC: April 9 – 15

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Where are you Spring? While we’re still waiting for the temps to raise and the flowers in our parks to bloom, we’re heading to some fun events as the circuit starts to liven up. We’re excited to start our week learning which restaurants renowned chefs actually dine at and round things out with a macaron making class and a 5k run + brunch buffet. Keep reading for what to do in this week in NYC.

Monday
Ever wonder where renowned chefs eat when they don’t feel like cooking? Join Joshua David Stein, editor of Where Chefs Eat, at the Rizzoli Bookstore tonight as he moderates a conversation between industry standouts Alexandra Raij of el quinto pino, La Vera, and Txikito; Andrew Carmenelli of Locanda Verde, The Dutch, and Lafayette; Floyd Cardoz of Bombay Bread Bar; and J.J. Johnson of InGrained Hospitality Concepts. P.s. there will be wine. 1133 Broadway, New York, NY

Image courtesy of Black Seed Bagels.

Tuesday
For the month of April, the team at Black Seed Bagels has collaborated with Vietnamese hot spot, Hanoi House (read our brunch review here), to create the Breakfast Banh Mi. Drawing inspiration from the classic Vietnamese sandwich, the Breakfast Banh Mi is made with spam, a spread of pate, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber, and spicy mayo topped with a fried egg, and served on one of Black Seed’s signature sesame bagel rolls. Snag yours while they last at one of Black Seed’s three locations: Nolita, Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, or the East Village. Multiple Locations.

Wednesday
Macarons are known for being incredibly finicky to bake yourself. So why not impress your friends at your next ladies night in with homemade batch? Head on over to Bryant Park for a French macaron making class that will have you rivaling Ladurée. You’ll be guided step-by-step through the meringue mixing, piping, baking, assembling and of course, the eating! Invite some of your gluten-free friends for a thoughtful activity outside the bar. The Bryant Park Lounge, 1033 6th Ave. New York, NY

Thursday
Vegan Drinks Brooklyn is back at Reclamation Bar. The nationwide phenomenon of Vegan Drinks promotes networking between people interested in veganism and advocating for animal rights. Tonight, we’ll be munching on Chef Don’s vegan fish tacos while raising money for the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The event is free to attend. Bring out all your animal loving babes! Reclamation, 817 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, New York

Image courtesy of New York Botanical Garden.

Friday
The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show is a must-go every season before the entire garden is in full bloom. On select evenings, like tonight, they open the doors up to spectators after hours. Stroll through the astounding exhibition while music and performers create an enchanting evening perfect for a date night. 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY

Saturday
Join us and bRUNch Running founders Cortney Logan and Alexandra Weissner as we start and end our 5 or 10k (your choice) race through NYC at San Remo Cafe in SoHo. We’ll then indulge in brunch libation and a tasty buffet, as well as receive swag from some of fitness’ trendiest brands. Secure your spot and buy your tickets here. San Remo Cafe, 201 Lafayette St. New York, NY

Sunday
We haven’t quite made it to al fresco season, so why not try some off the beaten path brunches while you’re still stuck indoors. Astoria’s brunch scene has been booming, and we’re in full support of the new foodie hub. Check out our recent review of Sugar Freak here where we dined on hush puppies and a full fledged seafood broil. Not feeling the Cajun fever this weekend? Head on over to Hudson Yards for an Aussie style brekkie at Bluestone Lane. The atmosphere isn’t as light and airy as we’d hoped, but the neighborhood is creative and interesting for exploring. Happy brunching, Bitches!

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