What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!
>Class-Action Suit Alleges Chipotle’s GMO-Free Campaign is Deceptive
>In honor of Labor Day, FoodTank features 5 Ways to Improve Workers’ Rights in the Food System
Next Foodstand Spotlight
Monday, Sept 21st, 6PM
115 5th Avenue, 6th Fl | Manhattan
Join us for an evening of drinks and collaborative thinking, as we invite entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators in good food to showcase business and develop ways to help good food pioneers be the best they can be. Tickets are $15. Use the code: foodstandfriend for free entry!
1. Wed, Sept 9th, 7PM-10PM
Wythe Hotel| 80 Wythe Ave| Brooklyn
Slow Food NYC’s 2015 (s)low down fundraiser
Slow Food NYC’s big fundraiser bash- artisanal cocktails, seasonal dishes, oysters, wine, beer, hard cider, a coffee bar, live bluegrass music, raffles, silent auction, and more! The evening’s proceeds will benefit Slow Food NYC’s program, Urban Harvest in the Schools, which provides financial and organizational support for 16 public schools throughout the city (primarily Title I), helping to initiate, maintain and expand garden and food education programs. General admission for non-members is $150.
2. Thurs, Sept 10th, 7PM-9PM
Pioneer Works| 159 Pioneer St. | Brooklyn
Mole Negro- The Pride of Oaxaca
The state of Oaxaca is called “the land of the seven moles”. Join this class and learn how to make mole negro (the most complex and delicious of the sauces) with Jessica Hayden Mattheus of Hearth & Table. The class includes a meal and a glass of mezcal. Tickets are $45.
3. Friday, Sept 11th, 6:30PM- 8:30PM
Crown Finish Caves| 925 Bergen Street #101| Brooklyn
The Art of Natural Cheesemaking With David Asher and Slow Food USA
This Friday night lecture and reception hosted by Slow Food NYC is the kick-off to a weekend-long exploration with author and educator David Asher. Enjoy tasty nibbles highlighting seasonal produce from The Pixie and The Scout alongside small-batch tipples and cheeses. Tickets for the Friday night event are $35. The events continue with workshops on Saturday andSunday, see link for more info!
4. Sat, Sept 12th, 12:30PM-5PM
Vendy Awards 2015
That’s right! “The Oscars of street food” is back at Governor’s Isalnd for their 11th year! Get your food cart craze fix with 25+ vendors. General admission is $100, which includes food, unlimited Brooklyn Brewery beer, Santa Cristina wine bar, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
5. Sun, Sept 13th, 12PM- 2:30PM and 2:30PM-5PM
50 Kent Avenue |Brooklyn
Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ
Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes at the beautiful 50 Kent Avenue. Expect to mix & mingle with cult-status chefs at 12+ different grilling stations, while dining on their delicious BBQ creations. Tickets are $45- only available in advance, no tickets available at door.