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Quimby’s Offsite at the Hideout: Brooks Headley In Conversation with Steve Albini About the Superiority Burger Cookbook

Jun
27
6:00 pm

Author Headley Brooks and his pal musician/producer Steve Albini will be in-conversation for this talk + signing event.

Brooks wrote The Superiority Burger Cookbook based on the veggie burgers he sells in the NY restaurant of the same name. Before that he played drums in lots of bands like Universal Order of Armageddon, Born Against, (Young) Pioneers and others.

Producer and Chicago musician Steve Albini runs his production studio Electrical Audio, was in bands like Shellac and Big Black, and publishes a food blog  WhatIMadeHeatherForDinner.SteveAlbiniCooks.com

Quimby’s will be selling books at the Hideout on Wed, June 27th, 6pm-7:30pm. The Hideout is at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago. 21+, free event. This event is NOT at Quimby’s.

Here’s the Facebook event invite for this event.

SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK

The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

by Brooks Headley

“Brooks Headley makes the best veggie burger I’ve ever had.” — David Chang

“[Headley’s] punk ethos and deadpan humor make for some of the best cookbook

reading ever. . . Vegans—no, humans—rejoice.” Bon Appétit

“No one has done more to make vegetarian and vegan fast food cool and

craveable than Brooks Headley.”— New York magazine

“Superiority Burger is the most radical restaurant in New York. . . the vegetarian cooking of Mr. Headley and his crew, served in paper boats and cartons, is surprising,

fun and truly creative.” — Pete Wells, New York Times

“What makes Superiority Burger a sensation is bigger than the food. It’s the understated yet lengthy creation of a singular vision, a place that evokes memory and comfort yet pushes food to a happier, more enticing place with considerable wit and verve.”

Washington Post

In 2015, James Beard Award-winning chef Brooks Headley exiled himself from the fine-dining realm to sell six dollar veggie burgers in a 300-square-foot space in Manhattan’s East Village, aptly named “Superiority Burger.” A cozy counter hang-out filled with affordable, innovative food, Superiority Burger is a protest against the idea that extraordinary fare is the exclusive domain of the elite. Inciting a civilized vegetable revolution, Headley and his crew have rewritten the rules of non-meat cookery. 

Now, fans can feast on Superiority Burger’s blueprint for rebel compassion and culinary sophistication with SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious [W. W. Norton & Company; June 5, 2018; $29.95 hardcover]. With more than 90 mouth-watering recipes, SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK lays bare the secrets of America’s most talked-about vegetarian restaurant, in recipes as simple as they are irresistible. Divided into five flavorful sections—Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, and Sweets—the book includes restaurant favorites like the Sloppy Dave, Burnt Broccoli Salad, Potato Coconut Soup, Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad, Seared Polenta with Maple Olive Oil, and, of course, the now legendary Superiority Burger.

With recipes for a coterie of other delights—fresh, vegetarian, accidently vegan, and always incredible—SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK is a must-read for home cooks who want something delicious, new, and imminently within their reach. A home-friendly primer on meatless American cooking made delicious, SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK will be drooled over by vegetarians, vegans and steadfast carnivores alike.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Brooks Headley, chef-owner of Superiority Burger, was named best pastry chef in the country in 2013 by the James Beard Foundation. His previous cookbook, Fancy Desserts, won the Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks from Food52. He lives in New York City.

TITLE: Superiority Burger Cookbook

SUBTITLE: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

AUTHOR: Brooks Headley

PUBLICATION DATE: June 5, 2018

ISBN: 978-0-393-25398-6

PRICE: $29.95

PAGES: 224

Praise for Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts:

“A cupcake primer this is not. The punk rocker turned pastry chef at NYC’s Del Posto has delivered a hilarious page-turner.” —Bon Appétit

“The most entertaining cookbook in memory. . . A game changer.”—Anthony Bourdain

“When was the last time a cake recipe made you weep with laughter? Exactly. Brooks Headley—punk dude, vegetarian sympathizer, stealth genius, hero to all in the New York pastry world— has created something entirely new. It’s a cookable memoir about his life in music and food (i.e., lots of time in basements), but not the kind they’ll make a cute movie out of.” — Christine Muhlke, Bon Appétit

“A visceral and attitudinal and gustatory joy-ride, an exhilarating few laps around a 4-star kitchen in a beat up obscure punk rocker’s tour van. And Brooks Headley is as devoted to the sweet joy as he is to the hard ride of excellence in the pastry kitchen.”

Gabrielle Hamilton

Damon Krukowski Reads from The New Analog, Joined by Bob Weston and Steve Albini 5/2

May ’17
2
7:00 pm

Having made his name in the late 1980s as a member of the indie band Galaxie 500, Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital. And as an artist who has weathered the transition, he has challenging, urgent questions for both creators and consumers about what we have thrown away in the process: Are our devices leaving us lost in our own headspace even as they pinpoint our location? Does the long reach of digital communication come at the sacrifice of our ability to gauge social distance? Do streaming media discourage us from listening closely? Are we hearing each other fully in this new environment? Damon Krukoswksi takes this on in The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World (The New Press, April 25, 2017). He is joined at this event by musician luminaries Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Electrical Audio) and Bob Weston (Shellac, Volcano Suns, Chicago Mastering Service).

“Millions of music-lovers have acquiesced to the shiny juggernaut of digital-age technology without asking its economic and cultural price. Damon Krukowski is an incisive, passionate, and, above all, rational critic of this new realm. No nostalgic conservative, he offers a radical defense of analog craft in the face of the digital hard sell.”—Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise and Listen to This

Damon Krukowski was in the indie rock band Galaxie 500 and is currently one half of the folk-rock duo Da­mon & Naomi. He writes for music and art journals including Pitchfork, Artforum, frieze, and The Wire. He is the recipient of an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internetand Society at Harvard University. He has also taught writing and sound (and writing about sound) at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More info: dadadrummer.com, @dada_drummer on Twitter, thenewpress.com, or for publicity brivero(at)thenewpress(dot)com.

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Footage from Brett Eugene Ralph and Steve Albini Event and Top 10 This Week

Looky! It’s footage from the event with Brett Eugene Ralph and Steve Albini from 9/20/09. Enjoy! And then this week’s top 10.

Standing room only!

Standing room only!

Here is the Quimby’s Top 10 for the last week of October 09:

1. Formal Additive Programs by Nadine Y Nakanishi $15.00

2. Adderall Diaries A Memoir of Moods Masochism and Murder by Stephen Elliott (Graywolf Press) $23.00

3. Granta #108: The Special Chicago Issue $16.99

4. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (WWNorton) $24.95

5. Wild Things (fur cover edition) by Dave Eggers (McSweeneys) $28.00

6. Stay Away From Other People by Lisa Hanawalt (Buenaventura Press) $5.00

7. The Comedians Jun 09 $4.50

8. Monocle vol 3 #28 Nov 09 $10.00

9. Waiting Out the Rain by Ester Vonplon $15.00

10. I Want You #1 by Lisa Hanawalt (Buenaventura Press) $4.95