Please join Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin at a very special happy hour from 4-6 PM at the fabulous Dekalb Market in downtown Brooklyn, New York this Thursday, June 21.
The happy hour is being hosted jointly by Robicelli’s bakery and NextDoorganics CSA, both of which are located within Dekalb Market. The market also features several other food vendors that cater to a wide variety of food desires, and a bar that serves local beer and wine.
What: Keep Food Legal Happy Hour
When: Thursday, June 21 from 4-6 PM
Where: Robicelli's & NextDoorganics at Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn, NYC // 138 Willoughby Street (@Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway: B/Q/R to Dekalb Ave. | A/C/F/R to Jay St. Metrotech
Meet, Greet, Tour, Drink, & Eat (Specials)!
Both Robicelli’s and NextDoorganics will be featuring happy hour specials. Mention the Keep Food Legal happy hour at Robicelli’s and get 2 of their award-winning cupcakes for just $6! And mention the Keep Food Legal happy hour at NextDoorganics and get one of their craft-made veggie sodas for just $2!
As if these special deals aren't not awesome enough, NextDoorganics will also hold a raffle drawing for a CSA box for a Keep Food Legal supporter! Sign up for the NextDoorganics newsletter to be eligible.
And while you’re enjoying great food and company, Baylen will say a few words and answer your questions about Keep Food Legal, Amanda from Robicelli’s will lead newbies on a brief tour of Dekalb Market, and Chrissy from NextDoorganics will talk to attendees about supporting local agriculture and about her local cooking club.
What Brings Keep Food Legal to New York City?
Baylen Linnekin is in New York City this week to present his ongoing, joint research on local foods and local food laws at the annual Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) conference (the largest and most respected food-studies symposium of its kind). This year’s three-day conference is being held jointly by New York University (where Linnekin will speak on Saturday) and the New School. Linnekin is also keen to arrive in New York City at a time when the city’s bureaucratic apparatus is ready to wage a monumental, controversial, and ill-conceived crackdown on sugar-sweetened drinks.
Robicelli’s at Dekalb Market is a internationally known bakery specializing in cupcakes, brownies, whoopie pies, and (new) ice cream sandwiches. Robicelli’s cupcakes include such flavors as lemon blueberry ricotta: Italian lemon cake, ricotta buttercream, blueberries, lemon zest, and s’mores (chocolate cake, speculoos pudding, toasted marshmallow buttercream, graham cracker crumbs, ganache). Robicelli’s bakes seasonally, using fresh and local ingredients if they are available, and says they don’t (and won’t) do Red Velvet.
NextDoorOrganics at Dekalb Market is a weekly pay-as-you-go CSA (community-supported agriculture) that sources local and organic produce from the area, as well as supporting small food businesses through their "pantry" items, which CSA members can pick. The NextDoorganics shipping container also has a rotating menu, based on the best food available, and allows people to learn new ways of preparing their fresh produce.
About Dekalb Market
Dekalb Market is an innovative shipping-container market in downtown Brooklyn that curates vendors from Brooklyn and the New York City area. Dekalb Market focuses on entrepreneurship, quality, community, sustainability, and education. Dekalb Market plays host to small farms and growing plots--which are worked by local organizations and students--along with a wide range of sustainable and local businesses. The market’s motto is “eat. shop. drink. play.” Though outdoors, Dekalb Market does have a few covered areas in case of rain.
Dekalb Market will be closing at 8 PM on Thursday for a film screening (weather permitting). Keep Food Legal happy hour attendees are welcome to purchase a ticket and stay for the show!