Sunday gave us a glimpse into the future—a decent day, where you could go out and not freeze your face off. So while it may still feel like the only thing worth exposing yourself to is a cozy couch and a good book–like the seven we reviewed last week–it’s about to get warm enough to venture out again. A perfect segue from curling up with a page-turner is eating out with your favorite authors and cooks. This is the first time in recent memory that the entire Eat, Drink and Be Literary season has not yet sold out—so it’s best to snatch up tickets now to the upcoming readings and dinners at BAM with Tiphanie Yanique, Michael Cunningham, Chris Ware, and Lydia Davis. Greenlight has also announced its own slate of author dinners—they’ve got a new series called Book Cooks at Berg’n featuring readings and appetizers with the Sussman Brothers (whose collective resumes includes stints at Mile End, Roberta’s and The Cleaveland) along with April Bloomfield, plus two new Book/Plate multi-course dinners at Peck’s, where owner Theo Peck is now serving Hamantashen, those traditional Jewish, fruit-filled cookies in anticipation of Purim. He’s calling it Hamantashen Time. We’re calling it a sign that spring is so close you can touch it.
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