It is well documented that brunch excites me. My friends and I use the hashtag in the title of this post to declare it. To quote my good friend @VeraRocks “We brunch harder than most people party.” And it’s true, which is what makes what I’m about to share with you all the more difficult for me to write because I can’t be there for most of it.
Brooklyn Brewery, the brewers of the delicious Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Wiesse and Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55, are sponsoring The Food Experiments and bringing it to New Orleans. And I hear the geniuses behind the idea, Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, have already hit the streets. Be on the lookout for these suspiciously hungry guys:
Nick Suarez and Theo Peck
The event for New Orleans is called “The Brunch Experiment”. Home chefs are entering and creating delicious and unique brunch dishes for a chance at cash, prizes and a ticket to NYC to compete in the Food Experiments All Star Competition. The competition takes place from 12 – 4:30 PM on Sunday, April 3 at the Howlin’ Wolf. There are over 20 competitors and it should be, as always, a great time at the Wolf. Anyone can compete and anyone can attend. Visit the Food Experiment’s New Orleans info page for tickets or to enter.
But, the actual event is just the duck on the waffle for what these guys have planned for the weekend.
TONIGHT (Thursday, 3.31): Press and food bloggers have been invited to a pre-Brunch Experiment happy hour at Avenue Pub. The action starts at 5 and “ends” at 7, but you know how WE do. If you are interested in meeting, greeting and writing about these guys, you need to be there. I wish I could make it. Give them a high five for me.
TOMORROW (Friday, 4.1): This is the event I’m reeeeeally excited about/tooooootally upset over not being able to attend. The guys have put together AN ALL DAY FOOD CRAWL. I say, THE GUYS HAVE PUT TOGETHER AN ALL. DAY. FOOD. CRAWL. I saw the tentative schedule, you guys. It’s pretty freaking amazing. The guys have a pretty comprehensive list of places to visit. The food crawl includes places to eat beignets, charbroiled oysters, po’ boys of all kinds, candy, pork, traditional NOLA dishes, food trucks and the end of all endings, a visit to my BELOVED SNAKE AND JAKE’S CHRISTMAS CLUB.
Saturday seems to be anybody’s guess. My theory: Nick, Theo and the Brooklyn Brewery crew are accepting invitations left and right to drink and devour around town. You’d be smart to get in on any of it.
If you love me like you say you do, you’ll attend any or all of these events in my stead, and report back via Twitter or your blog or email or text and make me jealous with food and people pics.
If you want the tentative Food Crawl schedule, email me and I will get one out to you. You can also follow the crew on Twitter @foodexperiment. Food recommendations? Email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.