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Weekend Pick: Edible Manhattan presents Good Beer Eve at 82Mercer

There's no beer like good beer, right? We're glad you agree, because Edible Manhattan is celebrating Good Beer Eve this week with craft brews and choice eats perfect for beating that pesky summer heat. This Thursday, July 31st, between 6pm and 9pm, a gathering of great breweries and fantastic New York City fair will convene at 82Mercer for your drinking and feasting pleasure.

With well-established and little-known names like Blue Point, Heartland Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Jacob's Pickles, Luke's Lobster, OYO Bourbon, and Tuthilltown Spirits all together under one roof, this is one beer and food pairing event you'll want to remember. Sponsored by Bormioli Rocco, Brooklyn Brewery, The Good Beer Seal, Whole Foods, and Taste NY, the 6th annual Good Beer Eve is your night to enjoy the finer things in life: good booze, good bites, and a great night.

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Weekend Pick: "MAINE Squeeze" Rooftop Lobster Bake at Hotel Chantelle

Sunday brunch is pretty much religious law here in NYC, but what to do after brunch? It's not like the Eggs Benedict and Mimosas last forever (no matter how bad we wish they would). For those of you who don't know what to do with those hours between the end of brunch and the beginning of True Blood or The Strain, depending on where your vampire allegiance lies, Hotel Chantelle's got something for you.

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Weekend Pick: 3rd Annual Boston Seafood Festival

Swim over to the 3rd Annual Boston Seafood Festival this Sunday at the Boston Fish Pier. Beginning at 11am, learn all about nutrition, enjoy demonstration from chefs, and of course, taste the delicious food from Boston's outstanding chefs. Bring the kids--12 and under are free! The whole family will love the oyster shucking contest and the children can also take part in face painting1 The festival will also celebrate the Boston Fish Pier's 100th year as the oldest working fish pier in the country.

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Weekend Picks: Seaport Food & Film Festival at South Street Seaport

This week, in collaboration with LW Productions, South Street Seaport is kicking off their four-week international food and film series taking place every Thursday from July 24th to August 21st. As the newest addition to the SEE/CHANGE 2014 summer season events, the Seaport Food & Film Festival will highlight movies and cuisines from four different countries, providing free food, drinks, and outdoor screenings exemplary of each.

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Weekend Pick: 4th Friday Wine & Cheese

Come down to Philadelphia's Studio 10two5 for a fun night packed full of art, food, drinks and networking. 4th Friday Wine & Cheese brings together local artists and patrons for a relaxing evening.

Included in the ticket price is wine tasting, food including luxurious cheeses, paintings and art installations, shopping, and free massages and make-overs. There will also be guest speakers and discussions about business development and image consulting. Who knew networking could be so fun and easy?

A limited number of tickets are available free, but for those who can pay there are various tiers including promotional items, art pieces, and the option of a dinner and movie night with a local artist.

What: 4th Friday Wine & Cheese

When: Friday, July 25th, 6pm-9pm

Where: Studio 10two5, 1022 Buttonwood St., Philadelphia, PA

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Weekend Pick: The Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field

Is this what heaven looks like?

Baseball has long been one of America’s favorite pastimes. Add to the mix some bacon and beer, and well, you have pretty much any American’s best day ever.

Cannonball Productions is bringing the Bacon and Beer Classic to Citi Field on July 26th. Guests will have a chance to attend a brunch session from 12pm until 3pm, and/or an evening session from 7pm until 10pm. If attending both sessions, you will need an individual ticket for each one, and note, all VIP ticket holders will be admitted one hour earlier. Who wouldn’t want an extra hour for all the beer and bacon you can eat and drink?

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Boyz II Men Celebrates The Return of Wendy's Pretzel Bun

Boyz II Men is back again to celebrate Wendy’s Pretzel bun! They recently released their #PretzelLoveSongs video celebrating fan’s joy of being reunited with the pretzel bun, which Wendy’s announced is back this summer on both its Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger and Pretzel Pub Chicken. Be sure to check out the video on Wendy’s Facebook and YouTube playlist

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The Scene at Haven Rooftop's 2nd Anniversary Party

The Sanctuary Hotel’s owners Brandon Freid and Hank Freid celebrated Haven Rooftop’s 2nd anniversary party on Tuesday, July 15th. Guests were invited to see the newly transformed rooftop, which was designed to make you feel like you’re in a Mediterranean oasis without having to leave the city.


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Weekend Pick: Tasting Table Presents Brunch at Nellcôte

A brunch and booze event is coming to Chicago and you’re invited for only $25!
Join Tasting Table this Sunday, July 20th at Nellcôte, Chef Jared Van Camp’s restaurant, for a special brunch paired with Stella Cidre and Stella Artois!

This special prepared menu for you includes: Charcuterie, cheese, brioche, Madeleines, and preserves; roasted and raw carrot salad as a starter; lobster hash, savory crepes, and Neapolitan sunny side up organic egg pizza to share; and assorted pastries and sweets. Basically, you get to eat till your heart is content at this special brunch while enjoy unlimited chalices of Stella Artois and Stella Cidre.