Celebrate Women’s History Month with Great Food and Musicals!

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Great Food and Musicals!

Car Bomb mini cupcake (Courtesy Prohibition Bakery)

March is Women’s History Month, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate awesome ladies all the time! 

Since some of the best things to do in this city are go to a nice meal or a Broadway show, here are some suggestions of great restaurants (and one of my favorite bakeries in all of NYC) run by women and women-centric musicals! 

Eat Here

Birds & Bubbles (Lower East Side): Executive Chef and Owner Sarah Simmons opened this fried chicken and champagne establishment in 2014. Other sweet and savory items are served as well, at this Southern dining restaurant.

The Spotted Pig (West Village): Celebrated Chef and Co-Owner April Bloomfield helped this gastropub earn critical acclaim, including a nomination for Outstanding Restaurant 2017 by the James Beard Foundation Awards. No reservations are taken at this spot that serves seasonal British and Italian fare. 

Prohibition Bakery (Lower East Side): Classically trained chef Brooke Siem and her friend Leslie Feinberg (a long-time bartender and baker) make mini alcoholic cupcakes, baked fresh in small batches. Five to eight flavors are baked per day off of a generous rotating menu—I highly recommend the Old Fashioned and Bee’s Knees. (Virgin cupcake flavors are available as well.)


See This

(Yes, all “W” musicals in honor of WOMEN!!)

"Waitress" (Brooks Atkinson Theatre): Catch Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller in her final few performances as Jenna, the small town pie baker with big dreams, a terrible husband and an all-too-friendly OBGYN. Mueller’s last show is March 26 and then Grammy and Tony award nominee Sara Bareilles (who wrote all of the music for “Waitress”) will be taking over starting March 31! See Bareilles in her on-stage Broadway debut for 10 weeks only in this sweet show that will have you laughing, crying and craving pie. 

"War Paint" (Nederlander Theatre): Broadway legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole team up in this new musical based on the true store of cosmetics titans and rivals Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Yes, you read that right—LuPone AND Ebersole together on the same stage. 

"Wicked" (Gershwin Theatre): Entering its 14th year on Broadway, this timeless tale about how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch went from rivals to friends to changed “For Good” is still one of the most “Popular” musicals in town.

Kara Lindsay as Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked" (©Joan Marcus)

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