We'll keep our fingers crossed, but it looks like spring has actually sprung (for real this time) in the Big Apple. Enjoy the start of the season with Brooklyn's famed outdoor food market, an Easter brunch from one of the world's best French chefs and $1 ice cream cones.
The popular food fest returns to Brooklyn with several new vendors. Brave the crowds on a Saturday trip to its Williamsburg location or a Sunday stop at its Prospect Park market.
Friday, March 30
Watch the Alexander Payne cult-classic film while working on your sommelier skills at Videology, where four wine tastings come with your ticket purchase. Discounted drinks are available at the bar after the film.
You'll find it in the food carts seemingly lining every street, but what exactly is halal food? If you're near NYU, take advantage of learning (and eating) from some of the city's most authentic halal restaurants.
Saturday, March 31
The shop featuring popular Hong Kong-style egg waffles is celebrating its first birthday. The first 25 customers get $1 Wowfulls ice cream cones (everybody else will have to pony up $5). The shop will also be debuting three new ice cream flavors.
Enjoy classic Italian fare at this mob-themed case of whodunit. Everyone's a suspect at this interactive twist of dinner and a show.
Sunday, April 1
Both guests and locals alike are welcome to celebrate Easter at this ultra-hip hotel. Enjoy Easter staples like glazed ham and hot cross buns alongside waffles and lobster omelets.
In the spirit of Easter, treat yourself to a fancy French feast at either of Joël Robuchon's famed NYC locations. Expect expertly prepared lamb saddle with confit eggplant, Wagyu beef, and duck foie gras with green asparagus and a wasabi cream.
In need of a spring cleanse? Head to Brooklyn to learn how to brew your own kombucha at home (and save yourself from spending $8 a bottle at Whole Foods).
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