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CULTURE CLUB
Country Brunchin' at Nitehawk Cinema

If you want some live music, good movies, and some good ol' Southern brunch, then head to Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema for their new Country Brunchin' series.

Every first weekend of the month, there will be a pre-show performance followed by a movie screening. Choose from an array of Southern dishes that will make your mouth water and have you thinking you're a lot further south than Brooklyn!

The weekend series starts this Saturday with tunes from The Gentleman Callers followed by a screening of Smokey and the Bandit. Take your seats at 11:30am for a fun-filled day of car chases, 60s era country classics, and a big pile of chicken fried steaks and Coors to get you going. Put some south in your mouth and enjoy the show!

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased here.

SWEET TOOTH
Vegan Divas: Delicious Treats for Everyone

Yesterday, new baked goods shop, Vegan Divas, opened up on the UES with a slew of health-friendly treats. Founder Fernanda Capobianco (wife of famed Francois Payard) is excited about opening her flagship store after her brand took off in the US. Celebrities such as Madonna and Alicia Silverstone have already caught on to the phenomenon that is Vegan Divas. The vegan sweets replace animal products with healthier ingredients such as maple syrup and cold pressed coconut oil, making the goodies less caloric, kosher, and both cholesterol and lactose free.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Corvo Bianco To Debut On UWS This Fall

Manga bene!

Acclaimed European chef Andrea Cobbe is making his US debut on the UWS of Manhattan. His new restaurant, Corvo Bianco, will feature contemporary Northern Italian eats, international spirits, handcrafted cocktails, and an elaborate wine and beer program.

There will be two bars at the restaurant, perfect for trying out tasty tipples and a skylight overhead so guests can get the feeling that they are dining under the stars.

The highly anticipated restaurant is slated to open in September for brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with a happy hour and late night lounge.

We can't wait to check it out!

RESTAURANT 101
The Delectable Dishes of David Burke

All NYCers know the famous chef David Burke, who climbed to notoriety with his slew of restaurants and Food Network appearances. The CIA graduate has a plethora of restos to choose from in New York City, so whether you're uptown or downtown, there's a place for you to stop and eat.

David Burke at Bloomingdales is the perfect spot for shoppers to plop down and relax amidst their bag-carrying day, whether it's at their 50-seater dine-in, or at Burke in the Box, the 35-seater casual side of the resto with an open kitchen.

KILLER DEAL
Head to Toe Glam: Exude Lipstick & Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Sale

Hey all you Gilt.com shoppers, today is the day to add a pop of summer color to your look without breaking the bank! Wednesday, August 1 at 12pm Gilt.com is offering exclusive pricing on Exude Lipstick and Deborah Lippmann nail polish.

Exude Lipstick (usually priced at $29) will be sold at a fraction of the price, so take advantage while you can! Deborah Lippmann nail colors (normally $16-$20) will also be available at a reduced price today, the perfect combo to get glam from head to toe. The website will be offering Exude in 14 different colors and Deborah Lippmann in 10 colors.

To check out this exclusive sale, log on to gilt.com/exude today!

DO-GOODERS
Trace Adkins Helps Improve the Community

Last week, country music star Trace Adkins joined Maxwell House and volunteers to help renovate the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Drops of Good: The Maxwell House Community Project is put together by Rebuilding Together and brings together loyal Maxwell House drinkers and communities that could use their help.

The project has helped to create safe and healthy homes and communities. The Urban Ministry Center was voted by the public to be one of the three community centers receiving the makeover of a lifetime, with up to $50,000 in renovations, from Maxwell House. Trace Adkins helped out with the project and was also on hand to cut the ribbon to officially unveil the completed work. Check out Trace in action!

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Psst: Pounds & Ounces Has Opened a New Sidewalk Cafe


Pounds & Ounces has just opened a new sidewalk cafe! Enjoy the summer days and nights by pulling up a seat at one of the 34 provided at the new outdoor space. The full menu is now available for brunch, lunch and dinner. Order up a delicious lobster corn dog or a ribeye slider.

Pounds & Ounces

160 Eighth Avenue (corner of 18th street)

12PM-12AM,Friday and Saturday till 1AM

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Sapore di Sale is 'Magical'

Okay Magic Mike fans - we know there's lots of you out there - Channing Tatum was spotted at the bar at Da Mikele last week during their weeknight aperitivo hour...and we can't blame him.

The best summer party that doesn't take place on the beach is Sapore di Sale, the summer aperitivo at Da Mikele by Luzzo's. Sapore di Sale, meaning a taste of salt, is a classic Italian tune, perfect for a party.

LIQUID COURAGE
Peruvian Independence Day 'Tails at Sushisamba

Get unified with your South American brother for Peruvian Independence Day this weekend. Both NYC Sushisamba locations will be offering awesome specials on Saturday and Sunday.

Pisco Porton, the number one distiller of Peru's national spirit, has teamed up with Sushisamba for a weekend full of fun. Four specialty drinks will be flowing with Pisco Porton, so it's up to you to make your way through each. The cocktails are only $8. Check out the fun cocktails celebrating freedom below: