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Keep Calm and Eat Pie

Treats & Eats

It's difficult to accept that summer is coming to an end, but with the news of pumpkin spice lattes hitting Starbucks, and Halloween candy already at Duane Reade, we must accept that apple picking season is on our doorstep. Here are my favorite ways to ease into fall:

1. Pies at Four & Twenty Blackbirds: If you live in Manhattan, it's a pretty good bet that the only two times you'd ever leave the island is to 1.) walk the Brooklyn Bridge/eat at Grimaldi's, and 2.) to go to Four & Twenty for a slice of their famous pie. This pie shop, opened in 2010 in Gowanus, serves up daily and seasonal pies ranging from classics like Butter Pecan and Salted Caramel Apple, to unique and drool-worthy Chocolate Julep and Matcha Lemon Custard. Sisters Emily and Melissa Elsen who learned the craft of pie baking from their grandmother in South Dakota. End of summer blues got you stuck in the house? Four & Twenty is on Caviar! (photo courtesy of Four & Twenty)

2. Don't have a sweet tooth? Go for a pot pie. The Green Market at Chelsea Market serves up two versions of pot pie - Vegetarian Mushroom with a whole wheat crust, and a chicken pot pie with organic vegetables topped with a classic, flaky crust. Up for trying something a little different? Delaware and Hudson serves up an Amish-style pot pie that is crustless, with the hearty filling wrapped in pappardelle-shaped noodles. And East Village's Ngam, Chef Hong serves up a Lamb Massaman Roti Potpie - "Locally raised lamb shoulder, cashews, sweet potatoes, homemade “massaman” curry, roti bread, cucumber “a-jard”. 

Sights & Sounds

1. Photoville returns to Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park for it's 4th installment this week and runs Sept 10th-20th. The venue is built from re-purposed shipping containers and will present more than 60 photo exhibitions & outdoor installations in partnership with a carefully selected group of programming partners from around the globe. There are tons of daytime and nighttime events along side it and of course there will be beer, provided by the Smorgasburg Beer Garden.

2. Also ongoing at Brooklyn Bridge Park through Apr 17th, 2016 is the 'Jeppe Hein: Please Touch The Art' exhibit where audiences are invited to become active participants in his art. Jeppe Hein has become one of Denmark's most celebrated contemporary artists. One installation on view through Oct 4th 'Appearing Rooms' consists of vertical jets of water which gradually appear to form 7ft tall walls, which then disappear allowing visitors to move through the space without getting wet. For extra fun and engagement, download the scavenger hunt online or pick up a copy at the park to help locate each work.

As always, if you'd like our helping planning your weekend, or need help booking a table or tickets, let us help!

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