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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

calendar October 5 & 6

Hattie B’s is coming all the way from Nashville, Tennessee, and they’re bringing their world famous hot chicken with them. They can make chicken that’s hot enough to end a years long vow of silence, but they’ll have the milder recipe available too.

Shake Shack x Uncle Boons

calendar October 5 & 6

For EEEEEATSCON weekend only, Shake Shack is collaborating with Uncle Boons on an exclusive burger and coconut sundae concrete. Come experience this mashup before it’s sealed in the tombs of burger history.

Crown Shy

calendar October 5 & 6

Getting over a 9.0 from The Infatuation is like successfully representing yourself in court. It’s not impossible, but it’s pretty hard. With a 9.1 on Infatuation NYC, Crown Shy is one of our favorite new restaurants this year, and you won’t need to make a reservation a month in advance to try it.

Razza

calendar October 5 & 6

If you haven't heard, one of NYC's absolute best pizza places is actually in… New Jersey. Before you grab your pitchforks, grab a pie at EEEEEATSCON. This Jersey City spot sources almost all its ingredients from its home state, and they'll be bringing their wood-fired pies to Forest Hills.

Tokyo Record Bar

calendar October 5 & 6

Tokyo Record Bar is an underground izakaya in Greenwich Village where you eat a seven course meal while listening to songs you handpicked on vinyl. There isn’t really anything like Tokyo Record Bar in NYC, and they’re bringing a unique experience to EEEEEATSCON. Stay tuned for details on how to get in.

Brigadiers

calendar October 5 & 6

London is home to some seriously excellent Indian restaurants, and we're bringing one of our absolute favorites to NYC for the first time. One of The Infatuation London's Best New Restaurants of 2018, Brigadiers makes what may be London's best tandoori lamb chops.

Hoppers

calendar October 5 & 6

Owned by the same people as Brigadiers, this Sri Lankan restaurant has pretty much had a line outside since it opened in London in 2015. Now with two locations, Hoppers is also making its first trip over the Atlantic.

Salt & Straw Handmade Ice Cream

calendar October 5 & 6

This Portland-based ice cream shop is known for putting unusual things in ice cream (and really pulling it off). It was such a big hit at EEEEEATSCON LA, we decided everyone in NYC should try it too.

Di An Di

calendar October 5 & 6

A top spot on our Best New Restaurants list in 2018, and one of our favorite places to eat Vietnamese food in NYC. Expect some classics as well as dishes you’ve never seen before, like the Vietnamese pizza.

Sanguich De Miami

calendar October 5 & 6

The Infatuation is launching in Miami shortly after EEEEEATSCON NY. Because we're extremely excited about that, we're bringing the city's best Cubano up north. This Little Havana spot is a Miami must.

Crif Dogs

calendar October 5 & 6

One of the East Village's quintessential late-night spots, Crif Dogs wraps their hot dogs in bacon and then tops them with a bunch of different things you didn’t know you needed on a hot dog. (But you do.)

Daily Provisions

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One bite of the breakfast sandwiches, French crullers, or basically anything Daily Provisions makes, and you’ll find yourself stopping in Union Square each morning before work. (Even though you live and work uptown.)

Bite into Maine

calendar October 5 & 6

Some people say you haven’t had a lobster roll until you’ve had one from Maine. Those people are us, which is why we’re bringing Bite into Maine down to New York, so you can see what we mean.

Mama’s TOO!

calendar October 5 & 6

If trying to make a name for yourself as a brand new pizza place in NYC is like being the new kid at school with something to prove, then Mama’s TOO! just blew everyone away with a breakdance routine at homecoming.

KOPITIAM

calendar October 5 & 6

This Lower East Side coffee shop specializes in small Malaysian dishes, sweets, and making some of our favorite things to eat for breakfast.

Shanghai You Garden

calendar October 5 & 6

This Flushing spot has some of NYC's absolute best soup dumplings, including a giant version where you drink the soup out of a straw.

THE DOUGHNUT PROJECT

calendar October 5 & 6

A doughnut shop with flavors like Beet Ricotta and Maple Bacon. Get one for free at The Postmates Doughnut Project.

Parm x Dirty French

calendar October 5 & 6

One of our top-rated sandwich spots and its sister restaurant are collaborating on some EEEEEATSCON-exclusive dishes you probably won’t see again.

La Contenta

calendar October 5 & 6

If we could only eat guacamole from one place for the rest of our lives, we would be very sad. We would also probably pick La Contenta to be that place, because it has some of the best Mexican food you can find in NYC and an 8.8 from The Infatuation.

Revenge BBQ

calendar October 5 & 6

We'd row up the Hudson to get to this Texas-style BBQ spot in Irvington, NY. Luckily, we don’t have to.

Besfren

calendar October 5 & 6

This bakery slash Korean beauty store makes some of our favorite soft serve around, in flavors like green tea and ube. Yes, you're going to want to take a picture of it.

LoLo's Seafood Shack

calendar October 5 & 6

With a style that’s inspired by both the Carribean and New England, LoLo’s is a small Harlem counter-order shop that makes some seriously good seafood.

Defonte's Sandwich Shop

calendar October 5 & 6

A legendary Brooklyn sandwich spot that’s been making giant Italian heroes for almost 100 years. You’ll probably want to try everything they have at EEEEEATSCON, so it’s a good thing the festival is two days long this time around.

City Cakes

calendar October 5 & 6

The cookies at City Cakes weigh in at about half a pound, so we usually get a couple to eat and then a couple to play frisbee with (and then eat).

KICHIN

calendar October 5 & 6

Originally a take-out counter at Baby’s All Right, KICHIN now has its own space in Bushwick, with Korean and Japanese-influenced tapas, plus Korean fried chicken that’s so good you’ll call in sick to work the next day so you can go back as soon as they open.

TacoVision

calendar October 5 & 6

This new Midtown spot makes all its tacos on organic blue corn tortillas made fresh daily. Catch some of our favorites at EEEEEATSCON.

Noble Rot

calendar October 5 & 6

Our favorite restaurant and wine bar from London (and our highest rated with a 9.5), is curating The Wine Room at EEEEEATSCON this year. Come drink some wine, learn a little bit about what’s in your glass, and find out why Noble Rot is the first place we send anyone going to London.

Speakers

Dwyane Wade
calendar October 6
Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA Champion, Olympic Gold medalist and thirteen-time NBA All-Star, and one of the greatest NBA players of all time. Oh, and he also loves wine. So much so that he makes his own. He’ll be with us at the panel tent on Sunday, talking about his wine label, Wade Cellars, and more.
Questlove
calendar October 5
Questlove is a Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times best-selling author, 5-time Grammy Winner, and a member of The Roots - one of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop groups, and the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He’s had musical directing positions with artists like D’Angelo, Eminem, and Jay-Z, and co-produced the award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Questlove has also been a voice in the culinary world as the author of Somethingtofood-about, the host of a series of Food Salons, and the launch of his new endeavor, Questlove’s Cheesesteak™. He’ll be discussing his new book, Mixtape Potluck, on Saturday.
Shep Gordon
calendar October 5
A legendary talent manager and producer, Shep Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, Pink Floyd, and countless others. He’s also credited with creating the celebrity chef. His clients include culinary icons like Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu, Daniel Boulud, and many more. In addition to the impact he’s had on the music, film and food industries, he’s also highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors. Shep was named one of the 100 most influential people by Rolling Stone magazine, and was the subject of Mike Myers’ 2013 documentary - Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. You can catch him at the Panel Tent on Saturday.
Sara Menker
calendar October 5
Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, an agricultural data and analytics company. Prior to founding Gro, Sara was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s commodities group. She is a Trustee of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, and was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum.
David Barber
calendar October 5
David Barber is a co-owner of Blue Hill - a working farm, restaurant, and consulting company supporting agriculture and gastronomy that positively contribute to the world's food system. As a founding partner of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, David's experience led to early stage investing in the food and hospitality space. David formally created Almanac in 2018 to address these investment interests and simultaneously serves as advisor to S2G Ventures. He serves on the Board of BlueCart Corp, and is a Trustee for Stone Barns Center, Caramoor Center for the Arts, MAD and the Collegiate School in New York City.
Mark Brand
calendar October 6
Mark Brand is a social entrepreneur and chef working to fight poverty through cooking, advocacy, and love for his community. The founder of A Better Life Foundation, Mark tries to help groups understand how to use their passions to make the world a better place. He is also a Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation at USC, and the Executive Chef for The American Refugee Committee and Pope Francis's Laudato Si Challenge.
Sybil Ottenstein
calendar October 6
Sybil Ottenstein is the co-founder of Dinner Confidential, a global community that hosts monthly dinners dedicated to bringing women together in safe spaces. Currently in over 20 cities from Bogota to Beirut, Dinner Confidential is a place for women to talk openly and honestly about their most personal topics and emotions.
Matt FX
calendar October 5
Matt FX is the creator & host of Food Network's In The Mix With Matt FX, a show that focuses on the intersection between modern food and music culture. He was also the music supervisor of Comedy Central's Broad City, and the host of MTV Wonderland and Spotify’s Unpacked. He’ll be joining us for a panel at EEEEEATSCON.
Jonah Reider
calendar October 5
Jonah Reider is the host of the Pith Supper Club and a columnist at Food & Wine Magazine. He has been included in The New York Times' list of 30 Under 30 experimenting in new forms of work, play, community and creation. When chef-in-residence at Intro Restaurant in Chicago, Jonah became the youngest person to receive a three star review from the Chicago Tribune.
Dylin "Hawaii" Salman
calendar October 5
Dylin “Hawaii” Salman focuses on community and culture through his company Chef For Higher, which curates cannabis-infused private dinners for clients from the worlds of music, entertainment, and sports.
Carolina Santos-Neves
calendar October 6
Carolina Santos-Neves is a Brazilian-American chef, consultant, writer, brand ambassador, and a founding partner at both Comodo and Colonia Verde in NYC. After working as an editor at Epicurious for five years, she pursued a graduate degree from the Chef’s Training Program at the National Gourmet Institute. She is currently working on several projects that focus on community development, activism, healthy eating, and communication.
Syreeta Gates
calendar October 6
Syreeta Gates is an art collector and archivist committed to preserving hip-hop culture. The founder of The Gates Preserve, Gates was awarded Glamour Magazine's "Top 20 Under 25, and featured in Forbes Magazine. She is also the creator of "Yo Stay Hungry - a live culinary competition that bridges hip hop with food and beverage.
Stanley Lumax
calendar October 6
Stanley Lumax is the founder of African Chop House, which celebrates African culture through good food, music, and people. He has a professional background in marketing and has worked with brands such as Nike Basketball, the NBA, Converse, and Beats By Dre’. His latest endeavor is partnering to open Teranga, a New York–based Pan African restaurant led by celebrated Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam.
Karen Washington
calendar October 6
Karen Washington is a community activist and gardener who strives to make New York City a better place to live. She has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens, helped launched a City Farms Market, and leads workshops on growing food and justice across the country. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country and in 2014 she was the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award.
Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew
calendar October 5
Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew are the founders of Noble Rot, an award-winning wine and food magazine. In late 2015, Noble Rot also became a wine bar and restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood and, in our professional opinion, it’s one of the best places in the world to hang out. That’s why it’s the highest-rated spot on Infatuation London. Dan and Mark be curating The Wine Room at EEEEEATSCON, and joining us for a panel on Saturday.
Michael Cirino
calendar October 6
Michael J. Cirino is the founder and creative director of A Razor, A Shiny Knife, a New York-based entertainment company that specializes in narrative storytelling. Their client list includes political leaders, Fortune 50 corporations, award winning agencies, global celebrities, and philanthropic organizations.
Michelle Sullivan
calendar October 5
Michelle Sullivan is the founder of S W A N F E A T H E R, a New York-based coaching and consulting practice that is dedicated to serving people and ideas in the arts. Michelle coaches creators and executives from companies like ADA, MAX, Warner Music Group, Republic Records, Universal Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Spotify, Def Jam Recordings, and Capitol Music Group.
Marie Vayron
calendar October 5
Originally from Pomerol, France, Marie Vayron is a sommelier at Le Bernardin, and one of the founders and vintners of Coléte Wine, a Napa Valley winery that’s making some of the best Merlot around. She’ll be discussing winemaking in The Wine Room.
Hillary Zuckerberg
calendar October 6
As the Director of Artists Against Hunger & Poverty at WhyHunger, Hillary Zuckerberg develops unique and impactful ways for artists, the music community, and celebrities to support the movement to end hunger and poverty. Since starting at WhyHunger in 2009, Hillary has increased exposure and raised significant funds for the organization and its grassroots partners by opening up the program to new artists including Jason Mraz, Brandi Carlile, Tom Morello, Papa Roach and more.
Katie Seawell
calendar October 6
Katie Seawell is the CMO of Bowery Farming, an indoor agriculture startup that is able to operate their vertical farm while using 95% less water than conventional farms. Katie leads the company’s marketing team, spearheading initiatives to build Bowery’s brand and consumer reach in existing and new markets. Katie will also partner with the agriculture science team to lead Bowery’s innovation strategy, providing insights on consumer produce trends to make sure the company is fulfilling the wants and needs of its consumers.

Musicians

Catherine Cohen

calendar October 6

Catherine Cohen is a comedian and actress based in NYC. She hosts a weekly cabaret show at Alan Cumming’s East Village venue, Club Cumming, and co-hosts the popular weekly podcast, Seek Treatment. Catherine can been seen in the most recent season of HBO’s High Maintenance, as well as the final season of Broad City. TimeOut named her one of Five NYC comedians to look out for in 2018. She’ll be performing in The Wine Room.

Lolo Zouaï

calendar October 6

Lolo Zouaï is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Zouaï's 2017 release "High Highs to Low Lows" has over 10 million streams worldwide, and earned the top track placement on Spotify's Fresh Finds Best of 2017 playlist. Zouaï followed up on the success of High Highs to Low Lows with a series of self-released singles and music videos, leading to collaborations with Blood Orange and Stelios as well as a Grammy nomination for her songwriting on H.E.R.

LAUNDRY DAY

calendar October 5

LAUNDRY DAY is a New York-based band made up of five high school students. Originally formed in the summer of 2017, they released their third album, HOMESICK, earlier this year and have sold out some of NYC’s most iconic venues.

Abir

calendar October 6

Abir is a Moroccan-born singer-songwriter who draws from the influences of both American and Middle Eastern music. Since moving to Astoria, Queens in 2016, she has opened for various artists in the NYC area, and has signed with Atlantic Records.

Your Smith

calendar October 5

Minneapolis native Your Smith’s sound brings together the funk / R&B "Minneapolis Sound" of her roots and the classic songwriting of the LA folk heroes. She is currently wrapping up her debut EP, produced by Tommy English (BØRNS), Stint (Gallant, Aluna George, NAO), and Nicky Davey (Internet, Syd The Kid) this fall, and will commence a full US headline tour in September.

Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir

calendar October 6

Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir is a group of performers from the Mama Foundation for the Arts’ Music School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B. They’ve accompanied artists like Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, Pharrell Williams, and Madonna at venues like The Grammy Awards, SNL, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The Resistance Revival Chorus

calendar October 5

The Resistance Revival Chorus is a group of over 60 women who formed a collective in the summer of 2017, with a mission to bring joy into the resistance. Recently, the group performed with Kesha at the Grammys, and alongside Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Julia Michaels and Bebe Rexha.

Vikas

calendar October 6

VIKAS is a Brooklyn-based DJ who regularly performs at some of NYC's biggest venues. He is a regular in Miami and LA and at annual festivals such as Art Basel, SXSW, and Coachella.

Run P.

calendar October 5

The founder of the dance party QUENCH, Run P. is a DJ, producer, and radio personality. His internationally acclaimed mixes combine House, R&B, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, Dancehall, and more.

Darling Chuck

calendar October 6

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Darling Chuck draws on musical and cultural influences from both east and west coasts, bridging new sounds with soul, R&B, rap, house, electronic and indie. In 2015, she co-founded "FOMO," a Brooklyn monthly dance party that aims to push hip-hop and dance culture forward. She’s been featured in Refinery 29, Billboard, PAPER Magazine, Thump, and The Fader.