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The Future of Supperclubs

Dig this article about the breadth of supperclub options in the UK. Ultimately, supperclubs, pop-ups, underground, nomadic restaurants and alternative dining are going to be bigger and more diverse than traditional restaurant dining. …

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Added by thejer on August 17, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments

50 Days 50 Meals - Amazing global project about food and people

Here's a huge and inspiring endeavor. "Everyday—the mission the same: Buy a meal for a stranger. An initiative all about conversation, consumption and compilation."

Added by thejer on July 28, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

"I Am What I Eat" Fundraiser with Studiofeast

Got word of this great event from the folks at Studiofeast...

Added by thejer on July 10, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

LA's Taste of Pace

Pace Webb has been treating Los Angeles to regular monthly underground dinner parties for quite a while now. She's a caterer and lifestyle expert, but she invites her mailing list for dinnerparties where she can practice, be creative and network.

Every month Pace features a specific farm, she sometimes pairs the menu with… Continue

Added by thejer on June 4, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Truck Farm - exactly what it sounds like....

Brooklyn strikes again with this groovy project of planting a farm in the back of a pick-up truck, starting a tiny CSA, and delivering truck-grown produce to its members.

Truck Farm recently completed an Earth Day tour, and they are working on a documentary film which… Continue

Added by thejer on June 4, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Vancouver's Swallow Tail Supper Club is Wild

Here's a supperclub project in Vancouver focusing on wild and foraged ingredients: Swallow Tail Supper Club. Love the name. They've got some great photos and a few recipes. Looks like reservations are available every Sunday. So, if you're in Vancouver...



If you're into wild/foraged foods, you gotta check out: Iso Rabins' forageSF and the… Continue

Added by thejer on June 3, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Vegan Secret Suppers on Sundays in Vancouver

There's some gorgeous photos on the Vegan Secret Suppers site. They're doing Sundays only, and it looks like they're available for catering and private parties as well.

There's some great unique options in…

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Added by thejer on June 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Bona Sera Supper Club in Ann Arbor

The Bona Sera Supper Club is doing good things in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looks like they are collecting donations at every event to pass on to local charities.

Check out the motley cast of characters and… Continue

Added by thejer on June 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Micro-Benefit Suppers in Michigan

TT Supper Club has a great model that provides an intimate dinnerparty for only eight lucky guests at a time, and then passes all proceeds in excess of the food costs on to local charities.

It reminds me of the micro-franchising and micro-lending movements.



From their website:

"The mission of… Continue

Added by thejer on June 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Underground Food Collective is all local in Wisconsin

Here's a currenttv piece about a great local/seasonal caterer in Madison, Wisconsin: the Underground Food Collective.



If you're looking for a dinnerparty event in Madison, you can also check out the Gastropacalypse Test…

Added by thejer on June 3, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Great look at Chicago's vibrant alt.dining scene

This great article in TimeOut Chicago gives a nice overview of the expanding dining scene in chicago.

Added by thejer on July 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

O.N.C.E. in Boston

There's a "Best of Boston" personal chef doing "One Night Culinary Events", and I love the name.

It got written up by The Leather District Gourmet with a quick run-down of the alt.dining… Continue

Added by thejer on February 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"Lunch in the Loft", Aux Chiens Lunatiques and 'Grand daddy' Jim Haynes

The Agence France Presse ran a story about the rise of underground restaurants in "the world capital of food", Paris.

Added by thejer on February 23, 2009 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Bacon Pecan Pie: It's a sign!!!

Speaking of Wisconsin, here's a great article about the intriguingly named "Marcelle’s Gastropacalypse Test Kitchen."

From the article:

"Her gastropacalypse theme comes from a “a daydream I had about what I’d like to eat if the world were about to end.” The recipes are “reinventions of favorites, or… Continue

Added by thejer on February 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Underground Restaurants in London and the UK Guardian newspaper

Here's an article from the UK Guardian about that crazy "underground dining" trend.

They mention this this blog.

and this group.

The best quote has to be...

"Horton… Continue

Added by thejer on February 21, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Vera Devera Visits Soup Stone: a do-gooders supperclub

Read Vera's blog about her first visit to SoupStone.

It's a really interesting community dining project that's "bringing our talents to the table for the benefit of all." From their site:

"Soup Stone is an open table where artists, thinkers, connectors and doers in the SF Bay Area can come to share their ideas for new… Continue

Added by thejer on February 21, 2009 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

Dinner at Joe's happened in El Cerrito

We did a very small event at Chef The Joe's new place in El Cerrito.

Both the menu and the company was titillating...

first

caesar salad with cornbread crutons



second

balsamic ribs with slaw



third

fried chicken with parmesan mash and caper gravy



fourth

banana 'n nilla panna cotta



Quinn Deveaux was there debuting some new songs on a guitar signed by Richard Grieco among other… Continue

Added by thejer on February 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

New York City's Homeslice West on ABC

WABC reports on the new craze in dining, underground restaurants, and they featured our friends over at Homeslice West.…

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Added by thejer on February 21, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Clandestino in Chicago has upcoming events

Wisconsinites be proud!. We found this article about supperclubs over on the Clandestino website, and noticed that they have a few up-coming events.

Chefrain is staging dinners in galleries and lofts and collaborating with a wide range of visual and performance artists.

If you're in Chicago, check 'em out.…

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Added by thejer on February 21, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Foodie NYC Weekend Tasting Series announced for March 6-8th

From the FoodieNYC Mailing List:



"The next Foodie NYC Weekend Tasting Series will be held over consecutive weekend evenings, from March 6-8th. Our theme will be Modern Comfort Food.



Each night, we will be holding a five course tasting in an intimate setting for approximately thirty guests per night.



We are now accepting reservations for the nights of March 6 and 7. March 8th is… Continue

Added by thejer on February 21, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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