New York Haps, from Brunch Pop-Ups to Katie Parla in Town

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Fellow New York residents: this weekend is a brunch pop-up from Rick Easton, formerly of Pittsburgh’s Bread and Salt at Bruno Pizza (Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th, 11:30am-3pm), featuring pizza, a breakfast sandwich, bombolini, and reportedly some other good stuff.

Roman expert Katie Parla is touring the East Coast promoting her new book, Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors & Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City. Check out her appearances here, which includes a Tasting Rome Cocktail Party at Grand Army Bar in Brooklyn this Wednesday evening (April 6th), which is where I’ll be, enjoying some Roman-inspired cocktails and snacks while checking out her book!

Also: I am excited for my first visit to the James Beard House this Friday April 8th for Nicolas Delaroque of Nico’s dinner, French Flair, who is visiting from SF. The meal will be full of spring ingredients, can’t wait.

Coming up in May is the fifth annual Food Book Fair (May 1st and 2nd) at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, plus a couple of offsite parties and dinners before the event too. There are panels, workshops, cocktail classes, a book fair of food magazines (free!), and a lot more, with a chance to meet and mingle with a bunch of publishers, writers, and other interesting folks in the food media world.