Do you live to eat or eat to live?
This weekend is all about PIZZA, COOKING CLASSES AND BEER LOVERS. We have just the events for you if you are more than a Netflix and chill type of person on weekends. There will be cooking classes, beer festivals, bottomless brunches, taste of Williamsburg and more. Scroll through and sign up on the app.
FRIDAY: MAKE PIZZA, DRINK (BOTTOMLESS) WINE
Tired of doing the same thing every Friday? Take on a new kind of challenge with friends or your date and learn how to make your very own authentic Neapolitan pizza.
A few days ago was #nationalbeerloversday so it's pretty important to continue the celebration into the weekend... Hit up IPA Fest to ensure a good time.
SATURDAY: IPA Fest at Brooklyn's EXPO Center.
Looking for something a little less drinking related? There are a bunch of cooking classes on the app - scope them out. One in particular will be pretty awesome. On Saturday there will be a market to table cooking class where you will learn to cook with creativity and spontaneity (and pick your own produce!). This is the perfect season to find all kinds of fresh ingredients and you will be able to pick it from the local Greenmarket at the Grand Army Plaza. There will be lots to choose from but the list includes late summer tomatoes, squash, hot peppers, celery, beets, and apples.
SATURDAY: MARKET TO TABLE COOKING CLASS
Filling up your calendar with food and drink related events is fun. It's the best way to explore different parts of your neighborhood, taste a few samples here and there and explore new spots you've never been before. NYC and Brooklyn have a whole lot to offer this weekend so start RSVPing and ping your friends your favorite eat & drink events.
On asembl, we've got you covered. Don't fear a messed up first date or lack of planning. There are events for all to enjoy. See you out there.
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Congrats to the very deserving winners & the amazing runners-up. Can't wait until next year.
Serena and Andreescu are through to the final. Now to see who the men will put up.
First on is Medvedev versus Dmitrov. By ranking and recent results, you'd obviously go with Medvedev. But Dmitrov beat Fed and despite woeful play throughout the summer, he's looking rejuvenated. He's got a real chance.
Honestly, we don't think that's the case with Berrettini. Congrats to him for such a great tournament but we'd be shocked if it didn't end quickly tonight against Rafa.
No day matches today, sadly (an ominous sign of impending winter but oh well). Nor are there any men's matches. It's lady's night.
First up, surprisingly, is Svitolina versus Serena, which we would have expected to be the 2nd match. Monfils' loss last yesterday dashed our hopes of a boyfriend-girlfriend pair both making the semis and so Elina will have to be the sole standard bearer for that relationship. Don't expect it to be a successful evening for her, though. The only person in the draw that can beat Serena now is Serena herself and, honestly, we don't think there's anyone that can push her hard enough to make even that a possibility.
Assuming we're right, the Bencic / Andreescu match is where we can expect the real fireworks. Both women are young (22 & 19, respectively), tough as nails & ultra competitive. There's not much between them right now, though we get the feeling Andreescu is going to use this US Open to proclaim herself the next star of women's tennis. Should be fun either way.
After Federer's shocking loss to Dmitrov last night, the path appears open for Nadal to inch one step closer to taking Fed's all time Grand Slam title. Given that he'll probably still be winning the French every year until 2030, we wouldn't bet against it.
Today on the women's side, we've got a slew of lower seeds trying to make their mark, with Belinda Bencic taking on Donna Vekic at noon and then potential breakout star, nineteen year old Canadian Bianca Andreescu, taking on Elise Mertens in the evening.
On the men's side, long-time crowd favorite, Gael Monfils, tries to book his second US Open semifinal versus the surprising Matteo Berrettini. In the evening, Diego Schwartzman will try and stop the Rafa train. Expect him to fail in that but he's a fighter, so you never know.
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We're firmly into the second week of the Open and the sensory overload of big league tennis on tons of courts simultaneously is over. The action moves firmly to Ashe and the pressure ramps up.
First up in that pressure cooker are Svitolina and Konta. Svitolina won the tour finals last year and got to the semis of Wimbledon this year, so there's a good chance she's up for a breakthrough. Konta's been to three Grand Slam semis in her career, including at the French this year, so she's a very dangerous #16 seed. We've got this one marked down as the most competitive match of the day.
Next up is an old friend in Stan Wawrinka. He's been a bit off the radar since his win here three years ago but is looking very spry. We wouldn't want to be Daniil Medvedev today.
Once they're done, move over to Armstrong to check out some big names duke it out in women's doubles, as Mladenovic/Babos take on Barty/Azarenka.
Nighttime brings the big guns, of course. First up comes Serena against the surprising Qiang Wang. Expect that surprise to come to an abrupt end. Then, in a handsome-off, Roger Federer takes on Grigor Dimitrov, on of the last "new generation" that was supposed to make life difficult for Fed and the other members of the big three. That hasn't happened and don't expect it to happen tonight, though you never know.