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This Week in NYC: August 28–September 3

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Can you believe it? Labor Day is just around the corner, which means no more Summer Fridays for some of us and far fewer summer vibes for all of us, so make sure you’re making the most of the time you’ve got left. There’s plenty to do, as always, so keep reading for this week’s social agenda.

Kick-start your week with a tequila tasting at Añejo Tribeca. Indulge in a delicious five-course meal with tequila pairings by Fortaleza Tequila at this chic downtown restaurant. Highlights include a NY Strip with mole bbq sauce, bleu cheese, and butter-roasted radishes, duck carnitas, and churro s’mores for dessert. To reserve your spot, call 212.920.6270 or email [email protected]

Escape the craziness of the city by slipping into a secret indoor oasis at Casa La Femme. This pop-up indoor garden serves up authentic Mediterranean cuisine and specialty cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juice and also boasts live entertainment and private tented tables. 140 Charles Street, New York, NY

Eating bugs might sound gross, but some say it’s the future of food. Try it for yourself with edible insect expert Aly Moore, founder of, tonight at New York Vintners. The best part is you get to wash these tasty critters down with wine! Tickets ($115) available here. 21 Warren Street, New York, NY

Celebrate Thirsty Thursday this week at a beer pairing dinner unlike any other. BEERQUEST, hosted by Kings County Brewer’s Collective and North Brooklyn Farms, will feature some of KCBC’s signature brews paired with delicious farm-to-table cuisine. Guests are also encouraged to explore North Brooklyn Farms’ garden and unlock hidden prizes. Tickets ($70) available here. 30 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

In celebration of its third anniversary, Court Tree Collective, a group of artists and chefs, is hosting a pop-up food-and-art-themed exhibit. At TasteMakers 3, artwork depicting food will be on display and available for purchase, and some of the collective’s chefs will debut some of their favorite dishes. 371 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York

Burgers are a summer staple, and today they’re being celebrated in Brooklyn. Head to the New York City Burger Festival to treat yourself to mouthwatering burgers of all types, from beef to veggie to turkey. Games like shuffle board, corn hole, and ping pong will also be available. This fun outdoor event is the perfect way to wind down another summer in the city. Tickets, from $39, available here. 1082 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, New York


Today it’s all about breakfast beers and breakfast tacos at E’s Bar on the Upper West Side and brunch-meets–bar food at Taproom 307 in Murray Hill. Enjoy the last Sunday of the summer, and don’t forget to plan for brunch on Monday. Keep an eye out for our Labor Day brunch guide, coming tomorrow.

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