KPCC In Person presents ‘The After-party Download’
As creators and hosts of “The Dinner Party Download,” Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam have spent the last eight years preparing Southern Californians for their weekend social gatherings. They’ve shared wisdom from celebrities like Al Pacino and Viola Davis as well as food suggestions and, most importantly, cocktail recipes.
But a threat looms on the horizon that the guys felt they could no longer ignore: It’s the scourge of brunch! So this December they are ending the radio show and launching their book, "Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party.”
To celebrate their radio legacy and help launch their new endeavor, KPCC threw the guys a party, fittingly, in the same place they hosted their first-ever event. Guests joined us for a night of conversation, etiquette advice and anti-brunch bravado featuring Brendan and Rico and hosted by KPCC’s Alex Cohen and musically underscored by DJ Chadwick "The Lonesome Cowboy” Brown. There were cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and laughter, but no omelet station.
"Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party” was available for sale courtesy of Vroman's Bookstore. Discounted books available with ticket purchase.