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This Week in NYC: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

We’re celebrating the arrival of November the only way we know how: with a fiery Halloween hangover. After partying the night away at Haven Rooftop’s Haunted Mansion Party, head on out to the surrounding boroughs for a day of experiential tech exhibits in Brooklyn and a taste of Christmas in Queens. Of course we can’t forget brunch; here’s what we’re up to this week!

Nothing gets rid of the Monday Blues better than beer, so head to Spyglass Rooftop for Beerfest and treat yourself to seasonal beers paired with fall fare from Charlie Palmer Steak. Sip on five of Montauk Brewing Company’s ales and IPAs, plus hot boozy cider, while taking in the impressive city views offered at this 22nd floor bar. Spyglass Rooftop, 47 West 38th Street at 6th Avenue

Happy Halloween, Bitches! Throw on your coolest costume and head to Haven Rooftop’s Haunted Mansion Party, featuring spooky cocktails, food, and a costume contest with cash prizes. Some festive drink options include blue Bunny Shots, the Purple People Eater and The Freakshake, and food choices range from a tuna tartare tower to chips and guacamole. Haven Rooftop, 132 West 47th Street

Nothing goes together better than wine and cheese, and tonight, you can learn which types of wine and cheese go best together while sampling the tasty combinations for yourself. Sample six premium wines from Brooklyn Winery, paired with six premium cheeses from Murray’s Cheese Shop during this can’t-miss culinary class. Murray’s Cheese Bar, 254 Bleecker Street

Join Juan Carlos Ortega for the latest installment of BR Guest’s Signature Chef Series, which highlights carefully crafted dishes and beverage pairings from the group’s executive chefs. Tonight’s event will be hosted at Blue Fin, and the menu will feature items such as scallops, braised short rib, and chocolate mousse. Each of the five courses will be paired with specially selected wine or cocktails. Blue Fin, 1567 Broadway at 47th Street

Take a sneak peek at the future of food at Edible Manhattan’s Food Loves Tech event, which kicks off today and runs through Saturday. This event — a series of experiential exhibits — will include installations, technologies, tastings, leadership panels, and dining experiences focused around the future of food. Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn

The holidays are right around the corner, which means you’ll be passing out cards left and right. Skip the store bought cards this year and add a personal touch to your holiday gifts with a handmade card instead. Head to the Queens Botanical Garden for a workshop where you’ll learn to and hand craft unique greeting cards with beautiful papers and embellishments. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

As usual, you know where we’ll be—at brunch! Stop by Hanoi House on St. Mark’s for their new Vietnamese brunch if you’re looking for something to keep you warm in this chilly weather. Or if sporting a throbbing hangover, slide on over to Bill’s Bar & Burger in Meatpacking for their newly launched Hangover Brunch complete with disco fries and a build-your-own Bloody bar.


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