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Green Bay Is Getting Off Easy in This Year's Food Bet

The unavoidable wager between the mayors of Green Bay and New York has been made, and AP has dutifully reported it. But as usual, New York is getting the worse of the deal. Green Bay mayor, Jim Schmitt, is betting a basket of cheese, some spread, and some New York strip steaks (New York strips! Imagine!), with some candy — a pair of cheese-wedge sunglasses. That’s if we win. If they win, the self-appointed “Titletown” gets twenty pounds of Peter Luger porterhouses, a case of Brooklyn Lager, and a cheesecake (take that, cheese heads!) from Carnegie Deli. Green Bay is getting the much better deal here. We suggest Bloomberg match Schmitt’s bet with a gristly steak from Tad’s and a black-and-white cookie from a random deli. Bloomberg places bet on Giants-Packers game [Newsday]

What's That You're Wearing? Roast Beef?

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Those of you who don’t already reek of booze should take note: CB I Hate Perfume in Williamsburg will unveil, this week, a new fragrance inspired by one of perfumer Christopher Brosius’s favorite drinks — whiskey and ginger ale with a slice of cucumber. It joins CB’s “food series,” which also includes roast beef, bruschetta, pesto, boiled rice, a California roll, cucumber sandwiches, French bread, and tortilla chips. The scents go for $25 to $35 for fifteen milliliters, but don’t try to buy the food ones on the Website. “I want people to come to the gallery,” Brosius says, “to smell them and know what they’re getting into.” So what are they getting into? We asked the perfumer himself.

Goatstravaganza NYC Is Here to Satisfy Your Goat-Gala Needs

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The upcoming Goatstravaganza NYC on November 8 bills itself as the “New York goat event of the year,” and we have to say we think it will live up to that lofty title. Understand this isn’t just another goat-cheese event, or even a typical goat-meat gala. No, Goatstravaganza is a celebration of all the things that we love about goats: their cheeses (as curated by the one and only Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers); their tender flesh (via Frank Lania of Focolare Bar and Bistro); and of course their luxurious hair, in the form of cashmere, mohair, kidskin, and other soft materials. Wait, can it get any better? Isn’t there a multimedia goat show of some kind? Yes, there is! It’s based on the new book The Year of the Goat. And of course, no goat event could be complete without some special appearances — in this case, live Pygora goats from Rainbow Spring Acres farm in Lysander, New York. And the event has one other thing going for it as well: It’s said to be very kid friendly. (Ed. note: Yikes.) Year of the Goat [Official site] RSVP via e-mail.

Terrance Brennan Sells Cheese Business, Plans New Restaurant

An interesting rumor came our way the other day: that none other than our reputed doppelgänger, Terrance Brennan of Artisanal and Picholine, was looking to sell his restaurants and get out of the day-to-day chef business. We checked in with the Blessed Cheesemonger, and it turns out the rumor is exactly wrong: Brennan has sold his Artisanal cheese company to American Home Foods for the express purpose of getting back into the kitchen. “It’s a lot more complex business than I thought,” he tells us. “There’s e-commerce and customs and all these moving parts. It took four years of my life … I’m done with it.” Brennan also says he’s planning a new New York restaurant, a different concept from Artisanal or Picholine. But that’s all he’ll say until the time is ripe — “as ripe,” he adds, “as a pungent Roquefort.”

Seriously, It's the World's Biggest Cheese!

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We at Daily Intel never tire of the notion of the world's biggest cheese, so we bring you another depiction. The cheese will be at Grand Central until 6 p.m., so you still have time to marvel at it. And when you do, consider these facts: The cheese is six feet wide and weighs 1,323 pounds. This is the dairy product's final appearance in New York before continuing its world tour back in Europe. Don't say we didn't warn you.

The Cheese Commutes Alone

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Whatever your plans are for today, they should include a stop at Grand Central to see "The World's Largest Cheese." Murray's Cheese and the Dutch cheesemaker Beemster have somehow rolled a Guinness-record-holding Gouda into the train station. Besides a tasting, the cheese gets its own press conference (gleefully imagined, above). We're not sure what you do with a cheese that big, but Grub Street has some excellent suggestions. World's Biggest Cheese in Town Today [Grub Street]

World’s Biggest Cheese in Town Today

To say that we felt only excited at the prospect of seeing the world’s biggest cheese today would be an understatement. It was more like awe. Six-feet wide and weighing over 1,300 pounds, the Gouda-style cheese is the star of a special exhibit co-sponsored by Murray’s Cheese and the Beemster company of Holland. A bothersome case of gout will be keeping us from the cheese’s press conference, which we are told is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. But we’ve thought of some ways the milk monument might be put to use.

Ramps Signal Spring; Ripe and Runny Cheese Comes Early

The pink, white, and green flag of spring has been raised: Little ramplets reared their heads a few inches from the damp earth last weekend, and Greenmarketers are already engulfed in the savory fumes of their oniony funk.

A Taste of Kenny Shopsin

Kenny Shopsin, the profane prince of the New York short-order world, is back cooking again. As Eater reported yesterday, Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemonger is collaborating with the gray-maned curmudgeon on egg-and-cheese sandwiches at Essex Street Market, and we just had to try one. Kenny’s stand — which will, like his online novelty business, be called Shopsin’s General Store — isn’t open yet. You order the sandwich from Saxelby, and Anne disappears behind a red door, where Kenny is cooking away. We got a few mouthfuls of sandwich, and then earfuls of curses from the man himself.