The contemporary Buffet Flats is a dinner-salon that cross-pollinates local food and farming activists with Queer artists and performers, to queer the conversation about growing sustainable communities. We are a traveling speakeasy/ dinner-salon, that’s part queer visual art and cabaret, part live cooking show, part ecology talk. Our events are held at homes and gardens around the Bay Area and pay homage to two underground queer gathering traditions that originated in New York in the early 20th century—Buffet Flats in Harlem, and The Pansy Craze on the lower east side, both which spread across the country. We bring you an evening that bridges these traditions and opens a dialogue on the legacy of a history that has kept the queer community divided by race, gender, and class. We are cooking what we grow, sewing what is torn and reaping what we know, to come home.

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