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Published on September 19th, 2012 | by Greg


Le Grand Fooding: Delicious Events Start Tomorrow!

Brook­lyn is in. The rapid rise of ar­tisi­nal, food­ie cul­ture in Williams­burg and the sur­round­ing bur­rough have made it in­to one of the hottest places in the Unit­ed States for restau­rants, chefs, and the folks who love them. They say it bet­ter than we can: “This si­mul­ta­ne­ous force has been trans­lat­ed, in food­ie terms, in­to the birth of a new race of chefs and cooks: bet­ter read but less well shaven, some with tat­toos, all young (for now) and to­tal­ly rad­i­cal (ve­g­ans! car­ni­vores!), and stove-tied by choice—and not for lack of a bet­ter op­tion. They are fans of street-food, love the avant-garde, and some of them, of course, are huge­ly tal­ent­ed. This chef-fam­i­ly—its mem­bers less protesters than cru­saders, raised on fast food and dandy rock, flu­ent in bistro and lo­ca­vorese—has man­aged to be­come both au­thor­i­ta­tive and charm­ing with­out even both­er­ing with table­cloths.”

Over the next five days, from Septem­ber 19-23, we’re hap­py to re­port that your mouth should be very hap­py in­deed. This is Sea­son Four of Le Grand Food­ing, be­gin­ning with an apt tour or Brook­lyn spon­sored by Le Clic­quot and con­tin­u­ing over sev­er­al events. We’re es­pe­cial­ly drawn to “Dark­ness with a Chance of Piper­ade”, with food high­light­ing the Brook­lyn “ter­roir” and tak­ing place at the amaz­ing Nite­hawk Cin­e­ma, run­ning a mere $20 for brunch in­clud­ing a movie (Sat­ur­day Night Fever or The War­riors de­pend­ing on your choice of date) and cof­fee. And this isn’t your typ­i­cal brunch- ex­pect Mast Broth­ers choco­late and Ear­ly Bird gra­nola, along with oth­er lo­cal fa­vorites.

We’ll be at­tend­ing the “Lun­cheon in the Dust” on Sat­ur­day at the Fort Greene lo­ca­tion of Brook­lyn Flea- for on­ly $15, you can join us as we eat amongst vin­tage relics. Swedish star chef Mag­nus Nils­son from Faviken Ma­g­a­sinet will join Bertrand Grébaut from Sep­time, said to be one of the hottest spots in Paris right now. And our dessert course will brings Van Leeuwen’s Peach Mel­ba ice cream back to the old days, with a recipe dat­ing from 1892. Sun­day is at the oth­er lo­ca­tion of Brook­lyn Flea!

Fi­nal­ly, no event se­ries would be com­plete with­out a Camp­fire- this one in­clud­ing mu­sic lu­mi­nar­ies like in­clud­ing An­drew Wy­att, Mike D., and Frankie Rose, plus food from Mis­sion Chi­nese, Fat Radish, and Young Turks. 20% of all pro­ceeds go to Ac­tion Against Hunger- how can you go wrong? We hope to see you at Le Grand Food­ing- Brook­lyn style!

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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