Monday, April 24, 2017

Pop-up bubble tea exhibit brings crowds to the Bowery

[Photo yesterday by Derek Berg]

The Boba Room made its debut Saturday at the Open Space Gallery on the Bowery between Third Street and Fourth Street.

Here's more about the pop-up exhibit via Gothamist:

Conceived of by Chaimi Food Studio co-founders Yanqiong Zeng and Iris Danlu Xing, Boba Room is an intersection of art, design and food that combines the duo's appreciation for food with their backgrounds and experiences in visual art, photography and food engineering and science.

And per The Daily Meal: "For those who are in the dark about boba, it’s an edible, chewy ball made from the cooking and cooling of tapioca. Boba is used in bubble tea."

The Boba Room is open through May 6 (from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week; 10 p.m. on weekends). Tickets are $10 each ($7 for kids or seniors).


Anonymous said...

These new kids LOVE to stand in line for anything food related. Who'd have thought the place people used to come to "take a walk on the wild side" would turn into this? Oh well. C'est la vie.

Anonymous said...

I wish they were inclined to stand in line for something important like voting. This is a gen which has taken consuming to new levels. I often hear 20's something enthusiastically talking about how a place having "the best" fill in the blank. They live to consume rather than consume to live.

Anonymous said...

I find it disturbing how willing the youth of today are to jump when a business or corporation says jump. They will line up to bite any bait a PR person dangles out there. Why are they so obedient?

Anonymous said...

This "pop-up experience" is actually awful. The room is filled with around 20 large balloons and 3 random floaties. They give you 7 minutes to take "Insta-worthy" photos, but it was truly a waste of my time and money.

Anonymous said...

Instead of wasting $10 to attend this exhibit, I went to my favorite bubble tea shop today and bought a bubble tea.

Giovanni said...

Long lines for an overpriced Instagram foodie experience? Why didn't Empire Biscuit think of that? Oh that's right, they did.