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‘Food Porn Fest’ Returns to Brooklyn Next Month

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Plus, a dive into FieriCon — and more intel

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Food from IndexBK, a vendor at Food Porn Fest
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A ‘food porn’ festival in East Williamsburg

The team behind Bushwick market Shwick is hosting a food festival next month called Food Porn Fest. The event will take place on December 16th and 17th. Entrance will cost $3, and already about 19 vendors have been confirmed, though organizers plan to double that number. Vegan-friendly Indian food, biscuits, and a tiny waffle vendor will be there.

Isa alum opens Williamsbug restaurant

Chef Vincent Fraissange — an alum of the psychedelic but shuttered Taavo Somer restaurant — now has his own restaurant in Williamsburg. Pheasant serves a menu of Mediterranean fare, divided up by bar snacks and entrees. Snacks include crudo with avocado puree, jalapeno, cilantro, and a Meyer lemon vinaigrette, while main dishes include a hanger steak with parmesan broth and chicken over rice with cumin ginger soffrito.

A dive into FieriCon

Some brave souls at Munchie’s dove into the Guy Fieri-themed bar crawl FieriCon over the weekend, documenting all the bleached blonde wigs, bandanas, and loud button downs that spread across the crawl. The rallying cry for the 100 or so Guy Fieri fans: “I’M GUY FIERI!” See the photos here.

How Newark airport gets its sushi

Bloomberg takes a look at a new grab-and-go sushi restaurant in Newark Airport called Tsukiji Fishroom, a vendor that brings in fish from the famed seafood market in Tokyo. Boxes come in three sizes, starting at $9.99, and the same fish is available at sit-down restaurants in the airport. It’s part of a $120 million renovation of United Airlines terminal C in the airport.

A look at why people dine out for Thanksgiving in NYC

Pete Wells switches hats for the holiday season and talks to diners who choose to celebrate Thanksgiving outside of the home — and the chefs who host them. For one, people can choose to not eat turkey; at Gotham Bar and Grill, half the people who come in on Thanksgiving instead end up eating seafood or pork. Another benefit: Any family arguing can be quelled by “the civilizing effect of restaurants.” “The presence of other families in restaurants seems to act as a guardrail, keeping the dinner conversation from careening into a ditch,” Wells writes.

If you’re already sick of turkey, go for a whole chicken

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