If I Didn't Have Plans this Weekend...

Ok, not so much 'plans' as I have a lot of work to do to get this LAUNCH PARTY all settled for you come Wednesday Night! Either way, I can't do these things, but if I could I would...so why don't you go in my place?!


From Justin Ferate's email blast:

"Saturday, March 23 at 3:00 pm Designing Tomorrow: Gallery Tour Jessica Lautin, Andrew H. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow and local curator for Designing Tomorrow presents a tour exploring how the six American world's fairs of the 1930s sold the promise of a better future. Design was the key: form married function, and everything from cars to toasters and coffee pots had a sleek and streamlined look that suggested increased efficiency. FREE with Museum admission! For more information please call 917-492-3395" or check out this site.

You might wonder what a foodie is doing posting about some gallery tour on her site, but the truth is these fairs were huge for the culinary world at the time. There were so many innovations in cuisine and different types of ethnic foods introduced to the American public in a way that it never had been before. It was also life-changing for many of the people who came over from their countries to display their foods, who then ended up staying here and opening up show locally. Of course I haven't even touched on how big of a deal these fairs were in the tech world, which has always had a tie to the culinary world...whether people like it or not! :) Trust me--you'll want to check it out!


And then there's this can't miss dinner, for those with the $ and the time!

"Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

Please join us for the fifth annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market; a lavish, family-style dinner in the 400-foot concourse of the iconic, artisanal marketplace, located in one of NYC’s hottest neighborhoods. More than 20 chefs from near and far will create a lavish, family-style meat serving 250 guests, seated at 3 rustic, communal tables..

Diners who purchase tickets at the non-member price will receive a complimentary JBF Friend Membership ($29 value). For complete Friend Membership benefit details, please visit: www.jamesbeard.org/Friend

JBF Member: Your membership level will dictate the number of tickets you are entitled to at the member rate.

Reservations are non-refundable. No Exceptions.

Please note we will not be mailing tickets for this event.

Family Style Seated Dinner Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM Chelsea Market 75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets) New York, NY 10011 Phone: (212) 627-2308 Website: www.jamesbeard.org/chelseamarket E-Mail: reservation@jamesbeard.org Map & Directions

Ticket Type    Price    Quantity General Admission    $240.00 JBF Member    $200.00

Tickets for this event are no longer available online. Please check with the box office for more information."