Kevin Alexander - Burn the Ice (Marin Art & Garden Center)

Tickets: $15 • Including guest panel moderated by Gibson Thomas, in conversation with Anjan Mitra and Heidi Krahling
A wine reception will follow the lecture • For more information, please contact (415) 455-5260

Don't miss this special evening with James Beard Award-winning food journalist and local author Kevin Alexander as he traces an exhilarating golden age in American dining. Starting in 2006, the food world underwent a transformation as the established gatekeepers of American culinary creativity were forced to contend with a new, no-holds-barred, casual fine-dining style. Kevin will take us through the travails and triumphs of key chefs, restauranteurs, bartenders, and activists, as well asthe impact on neighborhoods where fortunes were made during this veritable gold rush.

Kevin Alexander is a James Beard Award-winning food journalist, recipient of the Society of Professional Journalist’s Mark of Excellence Award, and Thrillist’s National Writer-at-large with a focus on the restaurant industry. His work has appeared in Esquire, Elle, Men’s Journal, The New Republic, and The Boston Globe; and he is a 2018 Association of Food Journalists award winner. Kevin was born in Texas, grew up in New England, and now lives in Marin County.

Gibson Thomas is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Edible Marin & Wine Country.

Anjan Mitra is the founder and co-owner of DOSA with locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

Heidi Krahling is the chef behind Insalata's and Marinitas in San Anselmo.

The Marin Art & Garden Center is an 11-acre historic property that is open to the public year-round with programs in the arts, gardens, and conservation. Located at 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Ross, MAGC is accessible by public transportation and there is limited free parking. MAGC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by private contributions. For more information, visit


Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957
Burn the Ice: The American Culinary Revolution and Its End By Kevin Alexander Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525558026
Published: Penguin Press - July 9th, 2019