You Say Tomato....


Tomato photo from Flour + Water.

Oh yeah, it’s totally the time to be enjoying those delightful pomodori, so here are a few events you tomato-lovers won’t want to miss:

Tonight, Tuesday August 16th, author Barry Estabrook will be at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~. He’ll be talking about his new book, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, from 6pm-7pm. Here’s more from Ruth Reichl: “In my ten years as editor of Gourmet magazine, the article I am proudest to have published was Barry Estabrook’s ‘The Price of Tomatoes.’ Now he’s expanded that into this astonishingly moving and important book. If you have ever eaten a tomato—or ever plan to—you must read Tomatoland. It will change the way you think about America’s most popular ‘vegetable.’ More importantly, it will give you new insight into the way America farms.”

And then on Monday August 29th, chef Thomas McNaughton of ~FLOUR + WATER~ is hosting a six-course Tomato Dinner with wine pairings in the Dough Room. There are two seatings (5:45pm and 8:45pm). $175 per person (inclusive of wine pairings and gratuity). Tickets.

And on now at ~BIX~ is the Return of the Killer Tomatoes Cart. You can enjoy some heirloom tomatoes served tableside with hand-pulled mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, and basil during dinner nightly, or for lunch on Fridays. $14.75.