Oh, hey, Brooklyn, do you like food trends? Do you spend your free time reading up on oyster eggs benedict brunch recipes? Does the saga of the kale chip fascinate you? Well, there’s some good for you, then: some top chefs will be holding a culinary symposium focusing on the “latest trends in food and drink” this coming September, and they’re holding the whole shebang in (surprise) Williamsburg. Even if you’re not into food, though, the event’s got a punny name, AND My Morning Jacket’s drummer will make you a pulled pork sandwich!
Dubbed “Taste Talks,” after smart-people video series TED Talks, the two-day event is curated by April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig in the West Village, and promises to feature heavyweights like Mario Batali, Wylie Dufresne and Paulie Gee. They’ll be hitting up the Wythe Hotel, Kinfolk Studios and Brooklyn Bowl on September 14th and 15th to host a whole bunch of talks and workshops, including a panel debating the merits of Instagramming your food, and one on why automated coffee machines are terrible.
If that doesn’t get your foodie self going, though, on September 14th, My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan will be teaming up with Blue Ribbon to host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Brooklyn Bowl. Apparently, Hallahan’s a supreme meat smoker, and he’ll be serving pulled pork alongside Brooklyn Bowl’s pancakes and fried chicken, so if you’re down with music and cholesterol-laden goodies, this could be a good time. Tickets for Hallahan’s event are $35 a pop, but proceeds will benefit the Northside Town Hall Community Center and the People’s Firehouse, so consider that the cash is going towards a good (and tasty) cause. And if you’re telling us you can’t eat more than $35 worth of pancakes, pulled pork and chicken, we’re calling you a liar. The event kicks off at 11am – we expect the hungover will be welcomed with open arms.