Butcher Paper Dinner: ROOFTOP CRAB BOIL!
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Long Island City, NY
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Butcher Paper Dinner: ROOFTOP CRAB BOIL!
Get your hands dirty at Edible Queens and Brooklyn Grange's inaugural BUTCHER PAPER DINNER!  We've been looking forward to launching this series ever since EIC Jay Soysal popped over for a coffee a couple months ago and we hatched the idea! For our inaugural event, we're calling in the big guns: rockstar chef Will Horowitz of the East Village's Duck's Eatery will boil up a whole heap of blue crab and farm-fresh veggies!

We knew we liked Chef Will right away when we jokingly suggested that we bring the crabs to the table in a wheelbarrow, and he was on board.  This guy -- this is our kinda guy.  And did we mention, he can cook!  With a Southeast-Asian-Cajun-influence and a decidedly-DIY vibe, Horowitz is a grower of mushrooms, a smoker of meats, a curer, pickler, fermenter and just generally a man who plays with his food.

For his Butcher Paper dinner, Chef Horowitz will be slinging fresh oysters, followed by a bountiful crab boil piled high along our enormous reclaimed-oak communal table. Stunning views of Long Island City and the Manhattan skyline will present a little eye candy to offset the savory feast. Bedell Cellars will be pouring their 2011 Taste Rose and 2012 Chardonnay. Queens Brewery, an outfit that brews upstate and is located in Long Island City, will serve their Queens Lager.

Tunes will be spun throughout the afternoon and evening by celebrated DJ and saxophonist Neal Sugarman, co-owner of funk/soul label Daptone Records and resident of neighboring Sunnyside.

Basically, it's gonna be one heck of a party.



This series of fun, inventive dinner parties to be held spring through fall at Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop will center around the farm's massive, reclaimed white oak communal table down the length of which organizers will roll butcher paper.  A rotating lineup of the city's most innovative chefs will bring their unique culinary stylings to play with the farm's fresh, seasonal produce, serving family-style meals directly atop the paper-lined table.  This style of hands-on dining allows guests to really engage with their food, and their neighboring diners around them. Participating chefs will hail from all over the New York City area but will draw their inspiration from the eclectic diversity and bold flavors of Queens' signature culinary culture.

Edible Queens is the premier food magazine in Queens focusing on the culinary resources and food scenes of New York City's most diverse borough. Published quarterly and enjoyed in print and online by over 100,000 readers per issue, Edible Queens is part of Edible Communities, a North American franchise with 81 titles covering the specific regions in which they are located.

Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. We operate the world's largest rooftop soil farms, located on two roofs in New York City, and grow over 40,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. In addition to growing and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs, Brooklyn Grange also provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installation services to clients worldwide, and we partner with numerous non-profit organizations throughout New York to promote healthy and strong local communities.

Established in 1980 and owned by Michael Lynne, Bedell Cellars is a pioneer in natural winemaking, artistic blending, and certified sustainable farming. The result is a 30-year history producing the most critically acclaimed wines from the region. Our three estate-grown vineyards have set deep roots in glacial plains of silt loam and sandy gravel of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay.

Queens Brewery is a world class microbrewery inspired by and based in Long Island City, Queens, NY. Their flagship brew Queens Lager debuted at NYC Craft Beer Festival 2013 in Webster Hall and is dry-hopped with Summit, Chinook, & UK Pilgrim hops.

Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman has grown to become the largest regional and the nation's fourth largest real estate company, with a current network of more than 4,100 agents in over 70 offices throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island (including the Hamptons and North Fork), Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as South Florida. In addition, through a strategic partnership with Knight Frank Residential, Douglas Elliman's powerful network extends to 43 countries across six continents.


Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm (View)
37-18 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Food > Markets & Farms

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No