Oh the controversy! The intrigue! As we draw ever nearer to its conclusion, it is perfectly normal to feel a looming sense of emptiness, even dread -- the now-what blues are creeping in on you, and they're not cool. Well, fear not! There is an antidote. You must overwhelm this mildly bummed out sensation with a radical good time, and a really good beer or two, preferably imbibed in the company of inspiringly smart, impossibly witty, food-erific glitterati.
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Where, you ask, might you go to find all of these terrific things? Why, The Piglet Partyof course! Monday, Feburary 6th, we're hosting the 3rd annual Piglet Party to celebrate this crazy whirlwind of a tournament and you are invited! Come celebrate another year of The Piglet and join us in presenting the winner with the piggy-rific Trophy (above) as well as congratulating the winner of the People's Choice (by the way, have you voted yet?). Join us!
Still need a little nudge? Here are the Top 5 Most Exciting Things About this Year's Piglet Party:
1. Very Cool Authors/Contenders are Coming!
Just a taste of who you could rub elbows with if you get yourself to the Piglet Party:
The warm and wonderful Melissa Clark! The painfully cool Kurt Gutenbrunner! And of course our own lovely and amazing Amanda Hesser, to name a few. In addition to schmoozing it up with you and yours, they've agreed to spend a bit of time signing books, too.
Cathy Erway, of the radio show "Let's Eat In" on the Heritage Radio Network, as well as her blog Not Eating Out in NY will be on hand pouring beer! And not just any old swill -- we'll be serving the four signature beers of Brooklyn's own ultra-fab Sixpoint Brewery.
For those of a more caffinated inclination, Craft Coffee (as mentioned in the Food52 "52"!) will be there serving some up some of their wonderful wares.
Plus cocktails and wine and these crazy herby sodas from Ayala!
4. Lots of Delicious Nibbles
Mind-blowingly delicious treats from Liddabit Sweets (we have been test-tasting all week, and believe us, they are not to be missed. We're partial to "The Dorie", as in Greenspan, pictured below!)
Equally mind-blowing, the tongue-teasing toffees of Lush Toffee!
The Piglet—inspired by The Morning News' Tournament of Books—is where the 16 most notable cookbooks of the year face off in a NCAA-style bracketed tournament. Watch the action and weigh in on the results!