From dating blogger to Grub Street, author shares her Apron Anxiety

Anyone who disagrees with the “chefs are the new rock stars” analogy is not a woman. Or at least not one who is seduced by confidence, swagger and the unique talent to create something that gives others such enormous pleasure (i.e., dead inside). New York Magazine’s Grub Street editor Alyssa Shelasky, formerly engaged to Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn, knows about the addictive temptation of a man with a pan (frying, that is).

Join Alyssa tonight to celebrate the launch of her book Apron Anxiety, a memoir of her journey from Manhattan dating blogger and celebrity reporter, to almost burning the house down, to the unexpected zen of tying on an apron and the ups and downs of life and love along the way. If this quote in the book (a gem one-liner from a famous chef: “The only way to keep a chef happy is to keep his cock happy.”) is any indication, we’ll be devouring this over the Memorial Day weekend.

The free event is tonight at The powerHouse Arena in Dumbo from 6pm-9pm. RSVP required. In true foodie fashion, expect elegant snacks from Georgetown Cupcakes and The Meatball Shop and drinks from St. Germain.