Do or Dine + Sound Liberation Front Present:
[[ RUB-A-GRUB ]]
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Sunday | May 24th 2015 | 2pm to 10pm
@ Do or Dine Backyard
1108 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216
Do or Dine and Sound Liberation Front are announcing this year’s “Rub-A-Grub” series, the beats-meets-bites backyard party that has become synonymous with summertime in Bed-Stuy. Now in its fourth year, the annual series has brought together some of New York’s favorite DJs, heating things up alongside a unique menu crafted by Do or Dine’s chefs. Past guests have included Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ Spinna and DJ Akalepse among others. This year’s Memorial Day weekend event will feature the return of the I Love Vinyl DJ crew and over Labor day weekend featuring Rich Medina among others.
Taking place in the restaurant’s comfy backyard, Rub-A-Grub is an afternoon sensory experience that includes a series of small plate courses and a unique selection of DJs. As the day progresses, the chill afternoon vibes evolve into a classic backyard dance party with eclectic dance-floor numbers in the mix. Past food items have included culinary creations such as nippon nachos, fawntons, battered frog legs and the restaurant’s infamous foie gras doughnuts. The last food round always features Do or Dine’s take on BBQ.
I Love Vinyl was founded by Ben Goldfarb aka DJ Scribe in the Summer of 2009 with five other seasoned djs hailing from NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and beyond. They had a dream of carving out a sacred space for the music they love and a shared belief in its power. They would play vinyl only because they believed that “the medium is the message”. Something about that felt special to them, and they bet they weren’t the only ones… There were a few more ground rules. This is how it would work. This is how it would go down: All of the available residents would play every party together. No headliner. No “draw”. Just the music, and the way it’s played. Representing ILV at this year’s Rub-A-Grub will be OP!, Shawn Dub and guests P.U.D.G.E and Zephyr Ann.
Do or Dine has been paving an innovative culinary trail in Bed-Stuy since in 2011, receiving wide acclaim for their fun and eccentric approach to cuisine or “fine diving” as the owners coined it. NY Magazine notes, “nothing is as straightforward as it seems. There are (savory) doughnuts stuffed with foie gras mousse, and fried dumplings under a veil of melted cheese– an Asian-fied play on nachos.”
Sound Liberation Front has been hosting music events in Brooklyn since 2007. From underground parties to large scale productions, SLF events have been featured by NPR, Time Out NY, Village Voice and National Geographic.
+ Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 24th 2015
+ Labor Day Weekend – Sunday September 6th 2015
2pm – 10pm
Do or Dine Backyard
1108 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
$15 Advance tickets
$30 VIP ticket includes 2 food items + 2 drinks