What does 93 Plates mean?
I will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 93 separate New York City eateries from breakfast New Year’s Day to dinner on January thirty-first with New York City’s best and brightest independent food writers.
Thirty-one days, three meals a day = 93 Plates.
Why are you doing it?
Ok; I’ll be blogging, photographing, shooting videos, and tweeting the foodie experience of a lifetime to raise awareness for the launch of the IRL Arts Foundation’s education and scholarship programs and encouraging people to spend their food and entertainment budget locally, promoting the city’s best restaurants and taking in the full flavor of New York as I go. All the while, I will be I’ll be accompanied by many prolific food writers, bloggers, and a few chefs along the way; each will have something to share with me about the nuances of the city’s food scene.
So what’s it going to look like when it’s done?
Well, I’ve evolved it a little bit. I originally went to Jean Georges with Steve Dublanica @Waiter Rant as a promotion for the project. Of course, I have been a huge fan for a while and it was great to sit down for lunch with one of my food blogger idols. That review is here. I modified a couple things, paid my web guy to make me CSS class, got myself a proper digital camera, and this is what they’re going to look like for the project (minus the big stupid post picture to lead it off, if I can get that fixed).
And you’re going to post three times a day for 31 days straight? That’s a big job! How are you going to do it?
Here’s my schedule:
7:00 – Wake Up
7:30 – Out the door, on the way to breakfast
8:30 – Breakfast
9:30 – Find a wifi spot, post
11:30 – Travel to Lunch Location
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 – Find a wifi spot, post
4:30 – Travel to Dinner Location
5:30 – Dinner
7:30 – Back to the UWS to post
And that’s the best case scenario. Weekend brunches don’t start until eleven, so I’m going to be having most of my dinners on Saturday and Sunday ay 9PM, completely throwing off my sleep pattern for Monday morning. Both the schedule and the scheduling are pretty intense. Obviously, the thing that will keep me going is the absolute decadence that I’ll be participating in each day. If you love food and can think of something more fun than eating at New York City’s best restaurants, meeting their head chefs, GMs, and owners, and spending hours BSing with the food blogger elite, let me know what it is and I’ll do it for my next project.
OK, so who’s participating?
Whoa. That’s awesome.
It’s taken me two months to get this together and it’s all falling into place quite nicely. Needless to say I’m pumped about meeting the writers and trying all this ridiculous food. What more can I say? I’ve got one life to live, baby, so I’m gon’ live it up.
Let’s see the results.