Wednesday’s food news around the neighborhood:
- Poor Taste Magazine riffs on its 100 best brunch spots in the U.S., and the LES and East Village represent: Clinton St. Baking Company is No. 1, and Northern Spy is No. 20.
- The future of food in America and the world is the topic of a national conference in D.C. today, and panelists include New Yorkers Fred Kirschenmann of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and Dan Barber of Blue Hill Restaurant, along with poet/farmer Wendell Berry and the Prince of Wales. Tune in live at The Washington Post.
- Texan Julie Farias discusses growing up in the grocery business and turning it into a career as executive chef at the Thompson LES.
- FAB Cafe goes mobile for the first time during this week’s Festival of Ideas.
- In the wake of news that it was sold to the Cafe Madeline folks last month, The Bluebird Coffee Shop near First St. and First Ave. closed yesterday.
- Four new food trucks hit the streets, peddling ice cream, grilled cheese, lobsters and Belgian fries.