Come join us for an amazing event Monday night at 7pm in the airstream behind the Diner.
From Chambers St Wines:
What better way to cope with the now frigid climate in New York than with a six-course dinner featuring the wonderful Sicilian wines of the De Bartoli family? Recognized for his commitment to native Sicilian grape varieties, Grillo and Zibibbo, the iconoclast Marco De Bartoli was also well-known for his love of all things on wheels. His collection of antique cars, motorcycles and motorinos is legendary. Marco passed away last March, but his sons Renato and Sebastiano, with the help of their sister, Gipi, still run the estate following their father’s passions and tradition. Please join us on Monday Januray 23rd as Sebastiano De Bartoli presents their great wines “a tavola” at Diner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We couldn’t think of a better place to honor Marco’s work than in the completely outfitted Airstream. This will be fun. The price: food, wines, tax, tip included is $125. There is limited space; please contact Leah to make a reservation: email@example.com. Or, if your Monday evening is booked, please join us at Chambers Street Wines from 4-7pm on Saturday, January 21st, for a tasting of these wines.
I’ve never had an especially bad time in France. Maybe Marseille, terrible times, dog bones in a loft, crushed 40s of Kronenbourg, just miserable, hot, it’s always hot. But in general the French vibe works. Wines all day, cigarettes, fancy dogs, parasol stores — killer vibes for a tourist. A bar with four or five bar stools, maybe 300 square feet, just filled with plants — ferns, succulents and other various plants just fucking everywhere, a large maybe grey, long haired cat moving around inside, and of course an absolutely stunning woman sitting way nice, casually pounding some wine. A tourist is a goner in a place like that. Most of time you can’t quite be sure if it’s a ruse. I have a picture of a tiny dog, a Jack Russel terrior, looking just so, sitting in midday light, tied up by a tiny delicate string, plopped down in front a scarf store. Just scarves…
~Excerpt from “One More Time,” by Dennis Spina, Chef, Roebling Tea Room
ROSES & BEANS – a performance about the private, the political and the pop aspects of love
With: Tove Sahlin and Dag Andersson (Sweden)
» Tomorrow, Jan 12th, 6.00-8.00 pm
This Must Be The Place, 81 Broadway 3rd floor, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
No cover, fika included
With support of the Swedish arts Grants Committee, Swedish arts council and The culture committee of Stockholm
Bastardproduktion is pleased to announce the well noticed, internationally played Swedish dance performance duet ROSES & BEANS, for one night only at This Must Be The Place in New York.
With flirty bodies and occasional love songs, the performers Tove Sahlin and Dag Andersson invite you to a private fika party of chorographical material in an empty living room. ROSES & BEANS takes its starting point in the striking power of pop culture and joins in with the ever-present choruses about love, relationships and sexuality.
Being sick of living with the stories we’ve heard over and over, Tove Sahlin and Dag Andersson attempt to create new ones, borrowing extracts from life and art from Marina & Ulay, John & Yoko and Brad & Angelina. As an act of curiosity, and precise equality measured by every step we take and every move we make, they critically investigate the concept of the couple relationship and the template of success.
Together a special moment is shared, accompanied by a sweetened cake of romance and some Swedish fika.
Number of seats is limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis. The performance is 45 minutes and will start at 6.30 sharp.
For more information, interviews and high-resolution images, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
 Fika is a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffeebreak, with one’s colleagues, friends, date, or family. Swedes consider having a coffee an important part of the culture. You can fika at work by taking a “coffee break,” fika with someone like a “coffee date,” or just drink a cup of coffee. As such, the word has quite ambiguous connotations, but always including something to eat accompanied by a drink, such as cookies, cakes and even candy.
 This practice of taking a break, typically with a cinnamon roll or some biscuits or cookies, is central to Swedish life and culture, and is regularly enjoyed even by the government.
 For more information about fika, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fika_(coffee_break)
Join us tonight from 6-8pm at This Must be the Place for an open-house tasting of handcrafted teas, sourced directly from small farms throughout Asia. In Pursuit of Tea founder Sebastian Beckwith will talk about the various types of tea- white, green, oolong and black- while we sample each and learn about the producers and their traditional methods. How are the leaves grown, harvested and manipulated to create such a range of flavor and fragrance? In the last 30 minutes, we’ll focus on pu-erh- the post-fermented, compressed tea that is aged for many years to mellow and deepen the flavor.
This Must be the Place
81 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, January 11, 6-8pm
The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain. — Lu Yu