Love and Community

This restaurant, and the food it serves, would not exist without the love and sweat of African-Americans, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ people. Indeed our entire food system depends, and has depended for centuries, on their work. Unless you’re growing all your own food, these people are feeding you every day.

We as a restaurant, we as people who care about food, owe it to these folks to make sure that they are safe here as our neighbors and to try to build a country that acknowledges their work and embraces them with the love and respect that they deserve.

Every day, it’s our privilege to serve breakfast and lunch to hundreds of people from every walk of life and corner of the globe. We see people sit down and eat together and have real conversations with one another. Those moments of connection and those conversations are the building blocks of community and of our country. This week has made it clearer than ever how important it is that we have those conversations, and made us resolve anew to ensure that we are a welcoming and safe space for them to take place.

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Table paper sketches left by customers this week

Celebrating Cider!

ciderweeknyclogoIt’s almost like the weather was just waiting to turn until Cider Week arrived–but now it’s here, and now we can have a proper fall. To kick off the height of apple season we’re joining with restaurants and bars all over New York to celebrate one of our state’s most exciting products–hard cider.

We’ll be featuring 4 local ciders for Cider Week (and beyond). They’re all delicious with breakfast, and totally cool to drink before heading back to the office for all your post-pancakes meetings….

On tap:

Naked Flock Cider – Applewood Winery. Warwick, NY.

American Heirloom – Embark Craft Ciderworks, Williamson, NY

Bottled:

2015 Autumn’s Gold – Eve’s Cidery, Van Etten, NY

2015 Taconic – Aaron Burr Cidery. Sullivan County, NY

Fiction & Food!

Tables of Contents Reading Series

 

Join us on Thursday, September 29th, for the latest installment of our reading series, Tables of Contents. We’ll have short readings by three great novelists. After each reading, our chef Evan Hanczor will present a snack inspired by the passage you just heard. And after the readings, he’ll lead a fascinating discussion on the ways food figures in fiction and the similarities (and differences) in the creative process behind writing and cooking.

In addition to the free snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Tables of Contents: Kaitlyn Greenidge and Belinda McKeon

We were honored to host novelists Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You Charlie Freeman) and Belinda McKeon (Tender) for the August installment of our Tables of Contents Reading Series. Our chef Evan Hanczor took cues from a passage in We Love You Charlie Freeman to make a simple beef tartare with green coriander seeds and served on a homemade potato chip, and from a passage in Tender to create bites of green pea sherbet topped with a buttered toast crumble. (more…)

Tables of Contents: Egg’s Reading Series

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Food & Book Lovers! Join us this MONDAY, August 29, as we bring food and fiction to the same table with our new reading series. Our August menu is an end-of-summer return to form after taking our two month summer break, with authors Kaitlyn Greenidge  (We Love You Charlie Freeman) and Belinda McKeon (Tender) reading something delicious from a recent or forthcoming work. We’ll make snacks inspired by each reading, and you get to enjoy it all.

$5 suggested donation, and beer & wine are available on the cheap! Plus we’ve got free mini biscuits for all. See you there!

RSVP on our Facebook page or just show up–it’s always an interesting evening.