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This Week in NYC: March 12-18

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We’re counting down the minutes until St. Patrick’s Day and our favorite excuse to celebrate– brunch– collide. You with us, Bitches?! Get your doses of culture and philanthropy in before the green beer starts flowing. See this week’s fun-filled calendar of events in New York below.

Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early at Tipsy Scoop’s Boozy Pot of Gold Sundae party. Make your own sundae with six scoops of liquor-infused ice cream topped with sweet treats like skittles, chocolate gold coins, lollipops and marshmallows. There will also be tasty appetizers and a chance to win a $50 Tipsy Scoop gift card and two boozy pints of ice cream that you can take home in an insulated Tipsy Scoop tote bag. 217 E. 26th St. New York, NY

Taste food from more than 30 of New York’s most innovative restaurants and food purveyors all while supporting a good cause tonight at Taste of Greenwich House. In addition to the more than 30 tasting stations, this event will feature a silent auction featuring food-related prizes such as private wine and cheese tastings and exclusive cooking classes. Afterward, check out the Taste After-Party Cocktail Competition where mixologists will craft custom cocktails to win your vote. All proceeds will benefit Greenwich House, which provides treatment for victims of child abuse, medical care for home-bound seniors, and much more. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. New York, NY

Join New York designers Andrea Aranow and Anna Sui as they discuss how the tumultuous 1960s influenced their designs tonight at the Museum of the City of New York. This panel discussion was inspired by the museum’s exhibition, “Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” and will be moderated by the exhibit’s curator, Phyllis Magidson, and fashion historian Hazel Clark. The discussion will be followed by a reception and special viewing of the exhibit. 1220 5th Ave. New York, NY

If the 1970s and 1980s are more your style, head to the 92nd Street Y to hear author Andrew Friedman talk about the restaurant industry’s evolution during these two decades. Friedman will be talking with Esquire’s food and drink editor, Jeff Gordinier, about some of the stories from his new book, “Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession.” 1395 Lexington Ave. New York, NY

Kick your weekend off with bar historians Tom Bernardin of Julius and Bill Wander of McSorley’s — two of the city’s most storied drinking establishments — as they share stories and photos from the bars’ interesting histories. From surviving prohibition to opening their doors to women and the LGBT community, these two bars have been through it all, and Bernardin and Wander have plenty of tales to tell. Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave. New York, NY

Looking for a great place to grab a cocktail? Check out our recent roundup of the cocktail program at Vic’s in Nolita, here.


Dust off your Irish brogue and shine your buckled dancing shoes — for a Saturdaybreaker at the House of Yes in Brooklyn for a morning to remember. Wear green and gold for a St. Patrick’s themed Daybreaker with yoga from 10-11 am (bring a yoga mat) and dance party from 11am-12 pm. Enjoy free treats by Manitoba Harvest, healthy juices, cold brew + more! Grab your tickets here.  2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Want to avoid the madness of St. Patrick’s Day this year? Then head to Five Boroughs Brewing Co. for a relaxing afternoon of all-you-can-eat oysters from the Blue Island Oyster Company and the release of the brewery’s newest beer, which pairs perfectly with oysters. Tickets include oysters and four beers with additional drink tickets available for $5 each. 215 47th St. Brooklyn, NY

Like activities? We’d highly recommend signing up for a cooking class at City Cooking West End, which is a women-led cooking class on the Upper West Side. City Cooking is hosting their “How to Make a Poke Bowl” class this Saturday. This class includes three recipes—you’ll learn basic knife skills, roll sushi, make dumplings, and finally create your poke bowl. Plus, champagne, wine, and a special surprise at the end. We absolutely loved our City Cooking class—you can get 15% off your order with the code “BWB”. 12-2:30 p.m.


Just because yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t mean we’ll put brunch on hold. Recently, we headed to Momofuku’s Midtown outpost Má Pêche and Diane & Elisabeth, a spot in Hell’s Kitchen with a killer bottomless brunch deal. And be sure to check out Vic’s on Instagrammable Great Jones in Noho for a gin-filled retox.

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