The LA Times Food Bowl is a month-long, city-wide celebration of Los Angeles food... and thanks to the good folks at the fabulous Red Herring restaurant, Rico & Brendan get to make sure dinner parties are part of the celebration. You'll sit down for a three-course meal and a glass of wine with the authors, hear them rail against the evils of brunch and extoll the glories of dinner parties, get your copy of "Brunch Is Hell" signed, and more! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
One of our favorite towns! Winston-Salem's public radio station WFDD is partnering with local bookstore Bookmarks to host an event at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. (Look at us all fancy-like hosting an event in a museum!) The evening will begin with a mix and mingle. Alma Mexicana, a new restaurant from the owners of The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, will provide amazing hors d'oeuvres. Local mixologist Tim Nolan will keep things interesting with a signature cocktail for the evening. We'll then discuss what makes for a good dinner party, and read from our book. And we'll answer etiquette questions. All included in the price of admission! Speaking of which, TICKETS HERE.
Livewire is an excellent, nationally-aired public radio variety show, hosted by our friend Luke Burbank. We're delighted to visit the City of Roses, grace the Livewire stage and badmouth brunch, which, although we can't seem to find the data at the moment, is contributing to climate change. We'll be sharing the stage with Luke's guest, comedian Andy Kindler. Get your TICKETS HERE.
When The Dinner Party Download was a wee thing trying to find itself, the folks at KPCC - Southern California Radio took us in and nurtured us — they were the first station to put us on the air. And now that we have a book, they're throwing us a party — fittingly, in the same place we hosted our first-ever live event. And you’re invited! Join us for a night of conversation and anti-brunch bravado, hosted by KPCC’s Alex Cohen and musically underscored by DJ Chadwick "The Lonesome Cowboy” Brown. We'll answer your etiquette questions, drink wine and chow down on hors d'oeuvres with you (included in ticket price), and share music and laughs. Best of all, there will be NO omelet station. You can PURCHASE TICKETS (and, if you like, a discounted, signed copy of the book) HERE.
We will be participating in this year’s 826LA Holiday Lit Mart, taking place the same day as the Echo Park Community Parade. Stop by to hear us read from and autograph the book... and for drinks + snacks + hellos! Also on hand: J. Ryan Stradal, bestselling author of "Kitchens Of The Great Midwest," who blurbed our book! Plus, get your picture snapped w/ 826's resident yeti, Gumdrop. We'll be there from 3 to 4pm. MORE INFO HERE.
The District will NOT sleep tonight! (See what we did there?) Instead it will be out in force at the bookstore/eatery Busboys and Poets (named after Brendan's old resume) to renounce brunch as the evil influence it is and to celebrate the dinner party - the cornerstone of civilization! Things start at 6:30 and then end at 8:30. FREE ADMISSION. Come high-five us! More INFO HERE.
Yes, our very first promotional event... is a brunch. Come to the "Boozy Brunch Book Fair" to see Rico interviewed by The Wall Street Journal's "Off-Duty" food editor Beth Kracklauer, then call him a hypocrite for even agreeing to be there in the first place! Then he'll sign your book and maybe share a drink with you! Books'll be available for purchase, and there'll be several other booze-centric authors on hand, including The Daily Beast's Noah Rothbaum and Wine Enthusiast's Kara Newman. Rico's interview at 1pm. Presented by local distillery Wigle. Get your TICKETS HERE