On Friday, April 24th I had the good fortune of attending Lucky Peach's annual Winners are Losers James Beard Media Awards afterparty. It was held at the Milk Studios in Chelsea and featured an exciting line up of food and entertainment.
This is a view of what was across the street from the party. But you know what might have been a good photo to take, Brigham? Maybe one of the space where the party was?
It was a rather lively gathering. Lots of elbows to rub.
Upon arrival I headed straight for the Superiority Burger table. Superiority Burger is the veggie-burger creation of one Brooks Headley (shown here in the white apron), the award-winning pastry chef at Del Posto.
I don't know anything about veggie burgers but these things are so good! I would buy so many of these, given the option. I'd be eating non-meat burgers, if they were these, around the clock, if I could.
Oddfellows were in the house dishing out key lime pie ice cream.
Vegan chicharron from El Rey
Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem DJ'd
On the left, Lucky Peach Editor-in-Chief Chris Ying. On the right, luckypeach.com boss Brette Warshaw.
Now here's the big thing about the party: my friend Lucas, from High School (and Junior High and Swim Team) had flown into town from LA because he had been nominated for a James Beard award himself. And not only was Lucas there, but he brought his mom! I hadn't seen her in about ten years. As we also went to school with Lucky Peach's Peter Meehan, his wife Hannah, and brother Jim (in town from Portland to mix drinks at the party), the event was a serious OPRF reunion. (And much preferable than our upcoming 20th Anniversary, I'd imagine)