food 03.7.06

Back of the House

Brooklyn-based photographer Michael Harlan Turkell has created a series of black-and-white images called "Back of the House" — an inside-out look at waiters, busboys, and chefs as they go through their daily paces at restaurants in Boston and New York. They'll be exhibited at the Fall Cafe, 307 Smith [Union/President] Bklyn 718.403.0230, with an opening party on March 10th, 7-9pm, sponsored by Brooklyn brewery Sixpoint Craft Ales.

Mr. Turkell came up with the idea as he was working in those kitchens while also working on a BFA in photography. He will be continuing the series, having shot in BLT Fish on opening night, at Masa and Per Se, and James Beard events. You can look at the images on his website.

More Restaurant Behind the Scenes
Books: Becoming a Chef, The Making of a Chef, The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine, The Seasoning of a Chef, Garlic and Sapphires

Websites: NY Restaurant Insider, Shameless Restaurants, Waiter Rant, Bitter Waitress

Marking the 3rd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is the "Bring 'em Home Now!" concert to benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace.

It's a hot lineup: Margaret Cho, Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Peaches, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Steve Earle, and Devendra Banhart will all be performing. Susan Sarandon will introduce Cindy Sheehan, who begins a national 'Bring 'Em Home Now!' speaking tour to 15 U.S. cities.

The concert takes place on March 20th, 8pm, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets are $28 and $35. You can get VIP tickets for $150 that includes a reception with Ms. Sheehan, plus open vodka bar. Tickets here.


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