Friday, 10/23/2015, 7:00-8:30 PM

Raaka Chocolate
64 Seabring Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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How do changing beverage preferences reflect neighborhood identity? Is the craft beverage industry serving neighborhoods differently? Our panel will address the place and space of liquor stores and bars, spirits as status symbols, and whether shelf space allocation aligns with local preferences. We’ll discuss gentrification, economic development and how what we drink defines us.


Michael Brooks, Co-Owner of Bed-Vyne Wine, Brew, and Cocktail

Michael Lambert, Executive Director of the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District

Zachary Mack, Co-Owner of Alphabet City Beer Co.


Erin Fairbanks, Executive Director of Heritage Radio Network


Race, Place, and Authenticity in the Brooklyn Food Scene is presented by Heritage Radio Network, Local Roots NYC, and Raaka Chocolate. We’re exploring identity through food and drink in a series of panel discussions on food labeling, beverage culture, and the history of food manufacturing.