With sweater weather apparently in full swing and the chaos of fashion week coming to a close, we’re excited to kick off our stilettos and settle in for a cozy chill out of a weekend (Self -Care September has some serious bedroom benefits, if you need extra convincing). And though NY will still have to wait another term before electing its first female governor (note to self: avoid a somewhat controversial bagel order if running for political office), yesterday’s election marks an encouraging trend toward a more progressive political tapestry in the coming years and months.
With Hurricane Florence on the horizon, our thoughts are with the Carolinas and all areas potentially affected - for details on how to lend support, look into ways the American Red Cross and the North Carolina Community Organization are helping.
THE PODCAST PROVIDING US INSPIRATION
This past week’s Fresh Air interview with the awe inspiring Jose Andres, on how chefs are uniquely qualified to create community from chaos
THE EXHIBIT THAT REQUIRES SOME UNCOMFORTABLE SELF-REFLECTION
“Federal Project 2: Reexamining America” uses the work of 50 U.S. artists to explore the national treatment of its cultural minorities across history in a gorgeous installment in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.
WHERE WE’RE BUSTING A MOVE TONIGHT
WHERE STAR CHEFS ARE SERVING UP A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE THIS FALL
At Stand Up, a dinner series inspired by the immigrant communities that support the hospitality industry, profits from which will help fund the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
WHAT’S NEXT IN OUR NETFLIX QUEUE
The upcoming new season of Chef’s Table, taking us to Istanbul, Bangkok, Panzano and London this year.
THE ART INSPIRED SNACKS WE’RE CRAVING
A CAMPAIGN WORTH CHAMPIONING
Far Rockaway Farm’s growing community event on September 20th supports building healthy communities through their campaign against hunger.
THE HAITIAN CUISINE WITH A FOCUS ON HEALING
WHERE WE’RE GLEEFULLY GEEKING OUT
At the Brooklyn Book Festival this coming Sunday, peppered with spectacular speakers and authors such as Jennifer Egan and Akwaeke Emezi in discussions on “Multiple Selves : Multiple Views” and “How do we change the world?”
THE FOOD WASTE APP WE’RE DOWNLOADING ASAP
With YourLocal, be the first to know about deals on your favorite Greenpoint and Williamsburg bites that would’ve otherwise gone to waste (think Campbell’s cheese sandwiches and Marlow and Sons’ cookies for half the price!)
HOW FIVE CHEFS ARE BREAKING THE MOLD OF THE “PARTY” CHEF MONIKER
With Zero Proof, a booze-less dinner as part of the upcoming Feast Portland festival, chefs Sean Brock, Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, Evan Zimmerman and Michael Solomonov are changing the vernacular around what it means to be a “rock star chef”
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