Wisconsin’s Underground Food Collective Hits the West Village Next Month

this is what my fridge looks like right now

Last night we were lucky enough to attend one of three incredible Underground Food Collective pop-up dinners in the Brooklyn catering kitchens of  Sweet Deliverance. It was the second trip this winter to Bed-Stuy for the semi-famous Madison, Wisc. cooking crew and charcuterie masters (see their fridge photo above) which is about to open a new restaurant back home.

If you missed their meals this past week–which started with biscuits and cheese spread and included a salumi and pickle plate, a platter of spreadable salami-gnocchi topped with Brazilian-style linguica, a pig ear and carrot salad, chicharrón with mushrooms and steak pinwheels stuffed with chimichurri; and ended with Shaker lemon pie–don’t worry, they told us they should be coming back to cook at Joseph Leonard at 170 Waverly Place in March.

Remarkably both Joseph Leonard and the UFC suffered through a fire in recent years, but more importantly, Joseph Leonard, you might recall, is run by fellow Wisconsinite and restaurateur Gabriel Stulman. He has staffed all three of his West Village spots with so many upper Midwesterners the Times  fashion section was calling the neighborhood Little Wisco.

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