Bi-Coastal Meating of the Minds
Friday, Nov 13, 2009 Updated at 1:45 PM EST
The editors of Meatpaper, a San Fransico-based magazine dedicated to the culture of meat -- the art, ideas and "bone-deep emotions" inspired by the subject -- are bringing a few of their friends from the restaurant and wine community in the Bay Area to Brooklyn where all bi-coastal disputes will be forgiven in a charcuterie-laced love-fest at Enid's in Williamsburg on Wednesday November 18.
The event is a product of the slow food movement, which has been sweeping its way across the country (okay, only in New York and SF. The rest of the country is like, "don't touch my chicken McNuggets"). Tickets for the cocktail hour-cum-butchery social can be purchased here.
Diner Journal, the quarterly mag put out by folks who run Williamsburg's Marlow & Sons and the eponymous restaurant is joining forces with the West Coast carnivores for East Meats West (clever, right?) an evening of pure carnivorous delight. The caravan includes west-coast celebrity chef-butchers like Taylor Boetticher of the Fatted Calf and Ryan Farr from 4505 Meats (who proudly proclaimed to the New York Times that his dream is to tag-team a 300-lb pig with Brookyn's Tom Mylan. Mylan, it seems, does not share Farr's enthusiasm. The proprietor of the newly-minted Meat Hook is sitting this one out).
New York will be represented by Marlow & Daughters, Hudson Valley Whiskey and a local goat, which, having been raised ethically and fed only the finest grass, will be more than happy to give its life and be roasted for the event.
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