Food it not only a necessity, but food can be visceral, food is cool. Case in point: LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy preps salads at Le Grand Fooding among the pros.
get tickets while you still can; pitch dark dining with the fantastic swine-focused menu brought to you by April Bloomfield and Peter Cho.
Our buds at Do or Dine taste a vegan version of the foie doughnut—not swayed towards the lentil-based version, but pleased to have paved the way for new incarnations of faux (or foie) gras and fried dough.
UPCOMING EVENT: saturday sept 10, come to south BK to taste 25 local homebrews and some local provisions! buy tickets in advance now or there are a limited number available at the door.
UPCOMING EVENT: Hammer & Claws’ All-U-Can-Eat Crab Feast, NYC, Sept 23-25
This three day mega crustacean pop-up in Chelsea by Choptank founder Josh Morgan offers endless crabs, beer and more.
Tix still available
UPCOMING EVENT: James Beard Foundation presents Brooklyn Cooks, Sept 18
Attention under-40 foodies: JFB GREENS have announced their next event and it’s featuring some of Brooklyn’s best talent. We’ll be there and you should too!
info, menu and tix available here
L.E.S. Cirque Pop-Up at Hotel Rivington
Just came home from a unique, well-executed experience at L.E.S. Cirque. For non-NYCers, L.E.S. stands for Lower East Side where Hotel Rivington claims as home, and it is the temporary location for a Grey Goose Sponsored soiree. Quite clever.
The lobster-themed menu was well-thought out (and this is coming from a native New Englander) and executed with flair from Le Cirque executive chef, Craig Hopson. The event was thrown by Guerilla Culinary Brigade.
Check out the menu with the vintage Le Cirque plates.
Whale meat…too far?
Vinny Dotolo, one of the guys behind LA hotspots Son of a Gun and Animal, recently vouched for the oral pleasures of whale meat.
"I just had whale and it was amazing, in Japan," he told NY Mag. "Amazing. I see why people eat it. There’s a reason why the Japanese desire it. It’s so fatty and rich. They’re not just sacrificing its life for nothing."
We fully support adventurous dining, but is whale meat taking it too far? Do you think there is a difference eating it in Japan versus anywhere else? Let us know what you think!
Gettin’ Extra Spicy in Hell’s Kitchen
Up-and-comer Chef Hooni Kim, of hot Korean spot DANJI, is taking you off-menu on September 13th.
The 7-course prix fixe is described as an “advanced level” meal and promises to be extra, extra spicy.
Think you can handle the heat?
UPCOMING EVENT: Midnight Brunch by Mouth of the Border, NYC, Sept 17th
Mouth of the Border returns from a southern hiatus with a new event sponsored by Google Places.
Who knew Google was so bullish on the supper club scene? Second one we’ve heard about them sponsoring in a week… #trendingup
Get a free invite