Many forms of joy accompany running a restaurant in New York City–above all, the pleasure of meeting and feeding and working with people from all over the world. We’ve been deeply troubled lately by our country’s failure to respond adequately to the world’s refugee crisis and the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment we’ve seen. So we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite restaurants to host a night of snacks and drinks to benefit the International Refugee Assistance Project
Join us Tuesday December 13 at 7p for our monthly reading series, featuring readings by Alexander Chee, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Rajesh Parameswaran, with textually-inspired snacks by Evan Hanczor. $5 suggested donation includes food! Beer and wine available.
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.
It’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….
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.