MAY LUCK BE EVER IN YOUR FLAVOR

To kick off the new year, Mouth Arcade transformed Babycastles Gallery in NYC into an edible playground. For three nights only, this pop-up restaurant paired digital and analog games with food by chef Theo Friedman.  Diners were asked to question the formulaic actions of eating they performed daily. They went bowling to season vegetables with dehydrated olives and rye, ate orange pate de fruit edible dice dispensed from a conveyor belt, and controlled video games by artists Thu Tran, Prashast Thapan, and Will Rahilly by dunking semolina gnocchi in three different sauces. By rethinking the gestures and props used around food, eating felt more like winning.

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EDIBLE GAMES BY MOUTH ARCADE

The new food design atelier founded by industrial designer, Andy An, develops and showcases experiences at the intersection of eating and playing. Mouth Arcade fabricates unconventional dining props and settings in its Brooklyn studio. Three brand new edible games will be unveiled at Meal of Fortune.


FOOD BY THEORY KITCHEN

Theory Kitchen is a culinary practice founded by Theo Friedman. To reintroduce stories, emotions, and personal experiences into the traditional dining experience, Theo started hosting pop-up dinners in 2010. Since the first dinner, Theory Kitchen has sought to cultivate a space where the intersection of art, culture, music, craftsmanship, and food are shared in an intimate environment. Since transitioning to operating Theory Kitchen full-time, Theo has been featured on many media outlets such as The Boston Globe and Yahoo Food. While only 22 years old, Theo has worked in several notable restaurants including, The Musket Room, WD-50, Clio, Gotham Bar & Grill, and Nudel.

Theory Kitchen has had success throughout the Northeast hosting a range of events in different settings. Every event has been unique: the physical location has changed from photo studios to backyards to cocktail lounges. No menu has ever been repeated. Events range from lounge style cocktail parties to sit down 20-course tasting menus. Each night involves a different crew of artists, creators, cooks, and guests that come together to create a community around the table.

Theory Kitchen seeks to create an environment where the people making and serving your food are just as happy to be there as you are.


TEAM

Sine Morris
Topple Tapas Conveyor Belt Engineering

Richard Adem
Topple Tapas Conveyor Belt Engineering

Frank DeMarco
Digital Games Curation

Joey Perez
Lighting Design

Emi Spicer

Photography

Andy An
Creative Direction, Fabrication

Theo Friedman
Executive Chef

Thu Tran
Video Programming

Will Rahilly
Video Programming

Ian Russell
Hospitality Coordinator


SPECIAL THANKS TO

Maggie Duffy
Helen Galioto
Morgan Golding
Kathryn Jacobs
Faviola Lopez
Max Ma
Izel Maras
Evan Tarantino
The Babycastles Community

DATES:
January 29 7:30pm - 10pm
January 30 7:30pm - 10pm
January 31 7:30pm - 10pm


WEBSITE:
MouthArcade.com/MealofFortune

PRESS/BUSINESS CONTACT:
Hello@MouthArcade.com

SOCIAL / WEB

Mouth Arcade's Instagram
Mouth Arcade's Twitter

Andy An's Website
Andy An's Instagram
Andy An's Twitter
Theory Kitchen's Website
Theory Kitchen's Instagram
Thu Tran's Website
Thu Tran's Instagram
Will Rahilly's Website
Will Rahilly's Instagram
Sine Morris's Website
Richard Adem's Website



ADDRESS:
Babycastles Gallery
137 West 14th Street Floor 2
New York City


PHONE:
Mouth Arcade
714 657 6233