Diner Journal


“We determined, hands down, without any shadow of a doubt, the very best restaurant in all of Brooklyn. And it’s Roman’s!”

A hearty thank you to writer Virginia K. Smith, The L Magazine and you.

Click here to read the full story with photography by Rory Gunderson

More Images from ‘In the Clearing’

Artist Blaze Lamper‘s latest drawings from her show “In the Clearing” occupied This Must Be the Place for the month of April. As the images come down and a new art gets hung, we just wanted to say thank you, Blaze for sharing your work with us.

If you missed the show, here are some photos of Blaze’s drawings, taken by Julia Gillard.


Portrait of the Artist, Blaze Lamper, by Julia Gillard

New Drawings by Blaze Lamper at TMBTP!

Friends, we can’t express enough, our love and gratitude for your support in helping us meet our Kickstarter goal this past weekend. Thanks to you, our dream of having a truly inclusive community art space is beginning to take root and grow.

We’re so excited to bring you a new awesome show at This Must Be the Place! Blaze Lamper will showcase her drawings at the art space for the month of April, beginning with an opening tomorrow, April 5, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!

In The Clearing: New Drawings by Blaze Lamper
This Must Be the Place
81 Broadway, Third Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This Must Be An Invitation: TMBTP/Kickstarter Open House

image credit: Merica Lee and George M. Jackson of the Naked Heroes by Julia Gillard

Monday, 26th of March, 2012
81 Broadway, Brooklyn
3rd Floor 8-10pm

Lite Fare from the Wild Imaginations of
… DJ Recipe Editor Scarlett Lindeman and
Chef Dennis Spina of Roebling Tea Room

Art, Silent Auction and Reading Included

Beer donated by Brooklyn Brewery!

image credit: Julia Gillard

This Must Be the Place is a burgeoning art space centering around community creativity and founded in the practices and spirit of the Diner Journal. Located above Marlow and Sons in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the space is a hub for our community within the restaurants as well as the neighborhood and city at large to come together and celebrate each other’s talents, stories, paintings, collaborations and imaginations.

image credit: Mel Shimkovitz at the opening of “Cats Like Us” by Mel Shimkovitz, photo by Julia Gillard

Please Join us Monday Night the 26th or on the web at Dinerjournal.com!

And find us on Kickstarter by March 31st to make our dreams come true!!

image credit: Julia Gillard



Rosemary Foccacia, Vegetables from an Italian Garden, (May 2011) Phaidon Press

Come join us tonight!

We’ll be celebrating the release of Vegetables From an Italian Garden. ANDREW TARLOW, restaurateur and publisher of Diner Journal, will be moderating a panel discussion with three fellow lights in food politics and culture, brought together by Phaidon Press: IAN CHENEY (Truck Farm) ERIC DEMBY (Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea) and MICHAEL GRADY ROBERTSON (Grady’s Farm).

Doors open at 6:30 pm
panel discussion to begin promptly at 7 PM

83 Wooster Street, at Spring Street

RSVP required: Please email vegetables to store.soho@phaidon.com




Photos by Krzysztof Poluchowicz and Alex Martin of powerHouse Arena