PlaceInvaders invades Brooklyn

Mystery meat: Underground dining club invades Brooklyn

By Sarah Iannone - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
A previous PlaceInvaders dinner took place at a graffiti-covered West Village studio. Where will the next one be?  Photo © PlaceInvaders

A previous PlaceInvaders dinner took place at a graffiti-covered West Village studio. Where will the next one be?
Photo © PlaceInvaders

Guess who is coming to dinner.

A much-hyped underground dining club is coming to Brooklyn for the first time this weekend. The PlaceInvaders — also known as Clinton Hill cooking enthusiasts Katie Smith-Adair and Hagan Blount — have been hosting a series of secretive monthly meals in swanky New York City apartments since May last year, but this is the first time they will be bringing the event to a residence in their home borough. They won’t say which one — you have to get a ticket to find out — but they promise the location will be worth the suspense.

“It’s the type of space that when you walk by, you definitely slow down and crane your neck a bit to get a better view into,” said Smith-Adair.

A PlaceInvaders dinner works like this — prospective guests sign up at the website, then receive an e-mail from the founders with an invite to the next event. The mystery location is then only revealed to those who agree to attend. Upon arrival, guests meet their dining companions, go exploring in the host apartment (the owners make themselves scarce), and then sit down to a multi-course meal cooked up by Smith-Adair and Blount.

Most previous attendees have discovered PlaceInvaders through word of mouth, Blount said, but the event has recently been receiving plenty of attention in the press, thanks to the unique locations it allows its attendees to access. Past PlaceInvaders meals have taken place in an abandoned penthouse, a graffiti-covered West Village studio, and the apartment of celebrity gym owner David Barton, amongst others.

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