This morning, tn the Greenpointers inbox from our favorite local librarian, Maria Falgoust:

Enid’s 6th Annual Apple Pie Bake-Off!
Join us on Sunday, October 19th for Enid’s 6th Annual Apple Pie Bake-Off. Get your rolling pin out, apron on, and bake some test pies! The competition may be cute but their baking skills are fierce!
All pies are due at 6pm sharp. The categories are 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, Prettiest Pie, and Most Like Mom’s! Awesome prizes, such as a $50 gift certificate to Enid’s, a tailored “baker” gift set from Brooklyn Kitchen, plus trophies and bragging rights. After the judging, the winning pies will be announced and then everyone can sample all of the homemade pie they desire!

The 2008 panel of judges are: Brian Campbell is the sous-chef and husband of Elizabeth Stark, who baked last year’s winning pie. He has extensive experience tasting top-notch apple pies and is known the world over for his discriminating palate.

Emily Farris has never met a pulled pork sandwich she didn’t love. But she’s generally happy any time starch and fat end up in her mouth at the same time. Her first cookbook, “Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven” was published by Penguin this fall and when she’s not cooking, eating or writing about cooking and eating she edits’s culture blog, Scanner. Find Emily at

Rob Sheffield is a music journalist who lives in Greenpoint. He is the author of “Love Is A Mix Tape,” which has been published in Swedish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Japanese and other languages he can’t read.

Harry Rosenblum is a co-owner of the Brooklyn Kitchen and the resident pie-guy.

Rachel Wharton is a senior online editor for Food & Wine, a former food writer for the New York Daily News and a graduate of the Master’s program in Food Studies from New York University. She also believes that Jameson is the ultimate palate cleanser for tasting apple pies.

Listen to the tunes of DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin, of NewYorkNightTrain Turning over 200 gigs so far this year, the underground’s hardest-working, most prolific, and only full-time professional rock’n’soul DJ, New York Night Train conductor/soul proprietor Mr. Jonathan Toubin, can be found hard at work ’til the wee hours almost every night – filling dance floors in NYC and coast to coast with his dynamic 45 rpm sets – at weeklies such as Santos’ Party House’s Declassified!, Motor City Wednesday, Beauty Bar’s Boogaloo Shampoo, Home Sweet Home’s Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down, plus monthly institutions such as Glasslands Gallery’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off and Animal Train Happening. This in-demand floor-destroyer has, in only two years, permanently altered the sound and atmosphere of New York subcultural nightlife – replacing obvious hits, extended jams, and the typical collection of 1980s/1990s dance music genres and subgenres with a nightly narrative comprised of a unique selection of short energetic bursts of raw soul, punk, garage, freakbeat, New Orleans beat, French pop, British Invasion, glam, rockabilly, boogaloo, doowop, early R&B, and the latest underground and local recordings.

Tonight, for the third year in a row, Mr. Toubin, who took some of his first DJ baby steps at Enid’s and is currently curating the weekly DJs for their Thursday Thump party, provides the soundtrack for Enid’s Apple Pie Bakeoff. Mr. Toubin will recreate this timeless desert’s geographical evolution by spinning Dutch, English, and then American music – with an occasional sonic homage to the French varient, tarte tatin – spinning pleasant just-out-of-the-oven aromatic cinnamon steam to whet the appetite and, after the contest, graduating to the hyperactive brown sugar fix mix that he has become known for to get those full tummies on the dancefloor…

Extra special “fair style” food on a stick will be available for purchase.

Where: Enid’s, 560 Manhattan Ave (at the corner of Driggs & Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222, 718.349.3859, [email protected]

When: Sunday, October 19, 2008; Pies due at 6pm
What: Apple Pie Bake-Off and DJ Jonathan Toubin
Cost: FREE!
Directions: From Manhattan: Take the L train to the Bedford Ave stop, walk with traffic on Bedford ave until you get to Manhattan ave, take a right and walk until you get to Driggs. From Brooklyn & Queens: take the G train to the Nassau Ave stop, walk one block.
Maria Falgoust (Apple Pie Bake-Off Coordinator)
P.S. Check out this story about last year’s Apple Pie Bake-Off from the The Daily News.

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