Chinatown is perhaps the only neighborhood in New York where $1 can get a full meal; a century ago, the same was true of Chinatown's chop suey houses, whose entrees were considered exotic by droves of hungry New Yorkers. Join Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma to learn about the history of Chinese takeout and the stories behind our modern American Chinese food experience.
21+; each ticket includes two drinks, generously provided by Brooklyn Brewery
Doors open at 6 pm. Program begins promptly at 6:30.
About The Masters of Social Gastronomy
Sarah Lohman is a historic gastronomist dedicated to uncovering the flavors of the past and using them to inspire contemporary cooking. She’ll drink colonial cocktails at daybreak and eat a moose’s face, all in the name of history.
Jonathan Soma has an unhealthy interest in how foods work and the chemistry hiding inside. He’s a scientist, but exactly the wrong kind for the job. Unusual, exotic fare is his specialty, but his favorite food is grilled cheese from Waffle House.