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Fourth Annual Lopate and Locavores

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fourth annual Lopate and Locavores

Lopate and Locavores is back for a fourth season!

The popular event series spotlighting New York City's local food scene kicks off October 15 in The Greene Space with culinary conversation, cooking demonstrations and delicious tastings. Hosted by WNYC's Leonard Lopate, a three-time James Beard Award winner, this year's series will take audiences behind the scenes for dining tips from the wait staff of some of the city's most elegant restaurants, the ins and outs of opening a restaurant in the city, and how to encourage kids to eat and even cook their own healthy food. Each event includes a cooking demonstration by the evening's guests, and food and beverage tastings for the audience. 

See full series schedule below.  


Tips From Your Waiter
Tuesday, Oct 15 at 7pm 
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Get inside tips from a panel of service professionals from New York City's most elegant restaurants — dining etiquette and dinner date mistakes, ways to land a great table without a reservation and how to get treated like a regular even if you're not. Of course, they might have a bit of gourmet gossip to dish as well. After they've answered everything you've ever wanted to know about life on the other side of the dining experience, they'll teach you how to be a better host to your own guests during a demo about serving wine, carving meat, and more.


Opening a Restaurant in NYC
Tuesday, Oct 22 at 7pm
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In any given year, about a thousand restaurants will open in New York City. Only 20 percent will still be around five years later. Leonard Lopate talks to the restaurateurs behind some of the city's hottest spots to learn the secrets behind their successes and talk about what it's like to battle your way to the top in this seriously competitive business. Featuring Eddie Huang (Baohaus), Ed Schoenfeld (Red Farm), Sohui Kim (The Good Fork) and Brandon Hoy (Roberta's). After the conversation, enjoy a cooking demonstration featuring one of their signature dishes.


Getting Kids Past Fast Food
Wednesday, Oct 30 at 7pm 
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Get chef Bill Telepan's recipes for kids

When you talk about picky eaters, the average kid can make a restaurant critic seem easy to please. Chef Bill Telepan has gotten three stars for his cooking at Telepan, but he's also the executive chef of Wellness in the Schools, bringing fresh and nutritious menu options to a public school cafeteria near you. He joins Leonard Lopate to show us not only how to cook for kids, but how to get kids to cook their own healthy meals. A panel of young tasters will be ready to offer their take on his recipes in a blind taste test!


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Comments [2]

Rosemary from Catch Restaurant

Is it permissible to be outraged when you are obviously being slighted and
given a table/seat in an undesirable/secluded area away from the other guests??
Was I dressed poorly, was I too old for the image of Catch Restaurant? (And they made me pay for the drink I didn't consume. They had no class.)

Oct. 16 2013 06:43 PM
Lonnell Richardson from Bronx ny


Oct. 16 2013 09:24 AM

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