Diner Journal Celebrates its “Cults” Issue with a Party in Dumbo on Wednesday Night; Artisanal Kool-Aid Will Be Offered

A few past works of art….

Diner Journal is one of those publications that always has us wavering between utter admiration and envy. We love the way this fellow food quarterly covers Brooklyn so much half the time we wanna jump ranks and work for the (kind-of) competition, spending our days creating original art, short stories, spot-on seasonal recipes and perfect little poems in honor of what we eat around these parts and what it means.

This week we’ll settle for hanging with the editors and contributors at a free party on Wednesday in honor of their 18th issue–it’s on communities, communes and cults. (The party is at Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo at 37 Main Street from 7 to 9 p.m.)

The Diner Journal, in case you haven’t been collecting the magazine in a binder like we have since 2006 (it comes pre 3-hole punched) has been produced by the folks at Diner, Marlow & Sons & Daughters, and Roman’s.  At the party, there’ll be bread from the latter, as well Local 1 and Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery and cheese from Jasper Hill in Vermont (featured in a past issue of the Journal on Vermont that we keep beside the bed) plus “home-made seasonal Kool-Aid.”

Cause it’s about cults! Get it?

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.