Media Circus: Food Writing and the City (Thu, June 17)

Some people love taking photos of their food and blog about it. And others love sharing their opinions about food on sites like Yelp. Food critics have been around for a long time, but these days, they are like rock stars with groupies (or foodies) following every restaurant they review.

Join Gelf and other Big Apple gastronomes in a discussion of food criticism and the encroaching influence of blogs when Media Circus returns to the Brooklyn waterfront on June 17. Robert Sietsema, longtime restaurant critic for the Village Voice and contributor to the erstwhile Gourmet (interview here); Alex Vallis, editor of NBC’s new food blog, Feast (interview here); and Gabriella Gershenson, Editor of Time Out New York’s dining section and blog, The Feed (interview here), will cut up and digest food writing in the world’s hungriest city.

The work of local artists will be on display, as well.

The event will be held Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) at the JLA Studios art gallery on 63 Pearl St. in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn—just one subway stop away from Manhattan! Admission is FREE. Drinks will be available.