Masters of Social Gastronomy: Diners, Diners and Diners!

MON // APR 29 // 06:30PM

Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This month, that all-American institution: THE DINER. 

Together, we'll uncover the history of the diner and its original definition of a diner and trace how it evolved to a requisite thousand-page menu. We'll delve into in to the past, present and future of three iconic NYC diners close to Sarah's heart: B&H Dairy, Veselka, and Nom Wah Tea Parlor. But don't worry, non-native New Yorkers - we'll be hitting Waffle House, Denny's, and Skyline Chili. Join us for our all-American diner tour! 

Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door


Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.

Dubbed a “historic gastronomist,” Sarah Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, and her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She appears on the Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction? and is 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy with co-founder Jonathan Soma.

Currently, she works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food, including institutions such as The American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Science, Boston, and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Her first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was published with Simon & Schuster in 2016.

Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He cooks for fun, codes for hire, and has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin. His work has been featured everywhere from Gawker to The New York Times.

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