A Bloody Dinner at Public

March, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, Nauts!

This one’s a biggie. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been five years since we started this little food club back on a cold March night in Chinatown. Along with our third wheel at the time, Courtney, we suckered four other early adopters to join us for as much Malaysian chitterlings, fish head, and duck web as seven people could eat. We figured it would last a few months; at best, we’d run out of places to eat in a year or so. Well, 60 dinners later, and with about a truckload of beer and pork entrails in our collective bellies, we’re proud to say that we’ve reached our wooden anniversary. Since our low-key beginnings, we’ve gotten a bit bigger, a bit more adventurous and, occasionally, a bit more upscale — when the mood strikes us. This is one of those times.

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we’re going all out – and the restaurant has the Michelin star to prove it. Our good friend, Marion, has worked with the chef, Brad Farmerie at PUBLIC to create something really special for us. There’s really no other way to say it, but it’s going to be a blood bath. Brad Farmerie has procured many different types of blood – from rabbit to horse to guinea pig – from a special provider to cook the ridiculously amazing seven course dinner you see below. Think of it as an early spring Halloween. This is a meal for the ages, and we don’t believe that anyone’s really ever done something of this sort – so save and frame those blood-soaked menus when it’s all over. Bear in mind that with the Michelin star comes a higher price tag.

Finally, we just want to say thanks to all of you. For coming out on Tuesday nights no matter how far the restaurants are or how hard to get to, for gamely trying everything we put in front of you, and for drinking heavily with us into the wee hours of the night. It’s been a pleasure. Let’s keep this damn thing going for another five years.


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