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Industry night benefit Monday for chef showcases 'Flavor trippin' miracle berry

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

The latest installment of IN, the biweekly event that draws restaurant workers and culinary thrill seekers, centers around the "miracle berry," which causes taste hallucinations, temporarily scrambling your tongue's data feed. Sour tastes sweet, and then it gets weirder.

It's 9:30 p.m. Monday at SeaBar (475 Ellicott St., 332-2928,, where hosts Mike Andrzejewski and Christa Glennie Seychew are approaching the one-year anniversary of IN. The events are usually free tasting parties for fine foodstuffs, liquor and experimental cocktail techniques.

From the release:

cheese tastes like cheesecake, hot sauce like spicy frosting, and lemons like
lemon meringue pie. For a $5 donation, "trippers" will receive one
miracle berry tablet and have access to IN's Electric Kool-Aid Flavor
TrippIN' Buffet
, an assortment of food and drink assembled to provide
massive flavor experimentation. 

This one Monday it'll cost you $5, because it's a fundraiser for Daniel Tracy, a veteran Buffalo chef living with ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. Tracy organized several fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, but this one is for him. 

Seychew's Feed Your Soul production company is donating the miracle berry tablets. Andrzejewski is also donating money spent at the bar, by a crowd that, if history is any judge, will include thirsty people.



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