Last night I went to The Nutropolitan (pop-up) Museum for the opening of Peanut Butter & Co. Art Extravaganza. Yesterday I was wondering if they knew they invited a stuffed bunny and I was a little nervous that they were going to say “Oh, sorry. We don’t allow stuffed bunnies in the museum.”
I walked in very calmly and they asked my name? I said, “Baxter Bunny.”
They knew who I was! They said “You’re Baxter Bunny! We’re so happy you came!”
They were all excited which made me really excited. And they pointed to my name on the guest list, “There you are!”
The Openhouse Gallery is a gallery that serves as an event space. They have hosted all kinds of events like New York’s Pop-Up Park “A Nice Warm Place to Park It” which is an indoor park with grass and everything! Every bunny needs a warm place to eat grass in the middle of winter!
At this event, I looked at Sandwich Art. If you have kids, or like fun food, making sandwich art is definitely a good way to entertain, especially if it’s PEANUT BUTTER sandwiches! I’m telling you, this event has inspired me to have a peanut butter sandwich party. The art would have even impressed VincentVan Gogh.
The whole event was inspired by peanuts (the kind you eat, not the Charles Shultz characters). The music was only songs about peanuts and peanut butter and the songs ranged from Duke Ellington to Teen Idols. It seems like people sing about peanuts nearly as much as they sing about love…I wonder if there’s a connection?
They served food inspired by Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop and awesome chefs around New York. While I was in the entrance line I met the bread baker extraordinaire Keith Cohen who is part of the Creative team for the event. He owns Orwasher’s Bakery. He was all worried they forgot to put him on the guest list for the event. I told him if they forgot, I would see what I could do, but they didn’t forget. They’re pretty organized over there.
I met real live peanut farmers who told me all kinds of interesting facts about peanuts! Presidents Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson were both former peanut farmers. Those guys must be pretty smart if they’re getting elected for president.
I met a bazillion other really nice people including a couple of cool interns that worked on the event. I even met Peanut Butter & Co. Monkey mascot who looks suspiciously like my friend Monkey, except the mascot was A LOT bigger.
March is National Peanut Month, so it’s a good time to learn some new mad peanut skills! With the jar of peanut butter I received for attending the event (everyone gets one and one goes to The Food Bank for New York City) I am going to make peanut butter pretzel bites.
The Nutropolitan Museum of Art only goes through this weekend and it’s free! If you’re in the New York area check it out, if not check out The Peanut Butter & Co. web site for peanut butter sandwich inspiration. You can also “like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. They are always posting great recipes.
Did you know that it takes about 747 peanuts to make one 16-ounce jar of peanut butter? yeah…I didn’t know that either… I mean…who ever counted all those nuts?!
Some people like really fancy sandwiches and some like to eat peanut butter right from the jar with a spoon. How do you like your peanut butter?
And, oh yeah…Happy Peanut Month!