Mission accomplished! The smaller blob is baby bao bao.
Jealous of my Sarah Josepha Hale bobble head? I knoes. It was my chrisma-birthday present from @bkbrains !!
Just booked a flight to NYC! Guess I couldn’t stay away for too long from the city that I called home for the past two years, especially not when the holiday pop-up shops are in full swing.
Of course, I’ve already started to make a must-eat list of the things I’ve been craving ever since I stepped on that plane back to LA. Nothing fancy - just the random, cheap, only-in-NYC stuff. So far, I’ve got:
- Banana & Walnut Pancakes w/ Maple Butter and other brunch items from Clinton St. Baking Company (pictured above)
- Bagels from Ess-A-Bagel
- Cafe Au Lait Doughnut from DOUGH
- Stewed Pork Hand-Ripped Noodles from Xi’an Famous Foods
- Unda Aloo Roll from The Kati Roll Company
- Liege Wafel w/ Spekuloos from Wafels & Dinges
Am I missing anything?
We’re super psyched to be back in January with a brand new Masters of Social Gastronomy lecture. As always, we’ll be exploring the history and science behind some of your favorite foods and celebrating two years of MSG.
This month, MSG takes to the high seas to explore the culinary world of pirates, sailors, and the ports that loved (or hated) them. What’s so tough about hard tack, and how exactly you come down with a case of scurvy?
And, to celebrate our return to an alcohol-serving establishment, we’ll be trumpeting the salty secrets of maritime alcohol: the legendary rum rations of the Royal Navy, the invention of the gin and tonic, and the mythic history of IPA’s!
And if all that knowledge isn’t enough to entice you, this month’s MSG is taking place at the brand spanking new Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street) in Gowanus. We recommend making a night of it, because you’ll be able to hang out after the lecture for FREE SHUFFLEBOARD (until 11pm!) and plenty of libations from the bar.
Very Important Details
What: MSG Presents: Food of the High Seas
When: Tuesday, January 21
Doors at 6:30pm, talks at 7pm and free shuffleboard until 11pm!
Where: The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street, R to Union)
Cash bar, 21+
Very important note: You must RSVP!