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This Week in NYC: November 14-20

What a week it has been. The nation is still reeling from the election results, but we New Yorkers are resilient. No matter what side you’re on, everyone has gotta eat. Below are our top food and lifestyle events going down this week in NYC.

Take date night to a whole new level at The Mixer, an event focused on food, drinks, and relationships. Enjoy a three-course meal with pairing cocktails, as well as interactive, DIY cooking demos and, of course, more drinks. 6 and 9 p.m. seatings are available; let’s make Monday Funday a thing, shall we? 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd New York, NY 10027

Treat yourself this Tuesday to a delicious wine dinner at Landmarc. Chef Marc Murphy and Landmarc wine and beverage director, David Lombardo, have teamed up with winemaker Hugh Davies to create a delicious tasting menu complete with wine from the historic Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards in Napa Valley and of course, devine dessert. More information about the event here179 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

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Give #WineWednesday a creative twist. The adult coloring trend is picking up steam, and tonight, you can participate at Coloring Club’s All You Can Color event. Color drag queens, celebrities, hot guys, and more in an original, hand drawn coloring book while sipping adult beverages. More information here899 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY 11238


Just about every New Yorker has indulged in some Chinese takeout at least once while living in the city, but do you know the history behind the food? Join historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma for a lesson on the history of Chinese takeout and the modern American Chinese food experience at the Museum of Food and Drink. More information about the event here62 Bayard St. Brooklyn, NY 11222

Kick the weekend off early by treating yourself at one of NYC’s hottest new salons, Ilias Zarbalis. Stop by for evening of complimentary hair touch ups, braids, and wine. Guests will also receive special offers through December. 3 W. 13th St, Floor 2 New York, NY 10011

Want to do some mindful and sustainable holiday shopping this year? Then head to the Ethikal holiday market at 1 Hotel Central Park. Stock up on items from a variety of eco-conscious fashion, lifestyle, and home brands to gift your friends and family this holiday season. 1414 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 2
New York, NY 10019

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The holidays are coming, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with unlimited festive cocktails. Using text-to-vote technology, guests at the 7th annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar taste countless holiday cocktails made by NYC’s best bartenders and vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice award. This booze-fueled event starts at 6 p.m. 399 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003

Le Coq Rico

Eating your feelings after this week’s election results? Recently, the fancy French desserts at Le Coq Rico in Union Square (full review here) and the truffle egg toast at The Bedford in Williamsburg (full review here) had our votes.

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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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