Book Talk Featuring "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies" by Tyler Cowen

Apr 03, 2013Apr 04, 2013
Arlington Public Library 1015 North Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22201

Event Speakers

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

Please join George Mason University economics professor, New York Times bestselling author and local food expert Tyler Cowen and your favorite DMV food trucks for an evening of foodie fun and discussion!

Food movements are sweeping the nation as concerns about the environment, animal cruelty, and obesity demand our attention. In AN ECONOMIST GETS LUNCH, Tyler Cowen examines the world of food, from grocery shopping, the local ethnic dining scene and food trucks to beautiful-people restaurants, global agribusiness and the locavore movement —with fascinating, controversial and delicious implications for your next meal.  Let the next food revolution begin!

Starting at 6pm, Lemongrass Truck and Doug the Food Dude will be offering up their tasty delights, so grab a quick bite and support your local businesses. At 7pm, head into the Library for a lively discussion and Q&A with Professor Cowen. 

Local, independent bookstore One More Page Books will be on hand so you can purchase your own copy of AN ECONOMIST GETS LUNCH and get it signed by the author!

This event is open to the entire Arlington community, so grab your family, friends and neighbors and come on over for what’s sure to be a fun-filled evening. 

To RSVP, please complete the form to the right. Questions? Please contact Brittany Vorreiter at or 703-993-4925.

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“A perfect marriage of economics and food.”
Rocco DiSpirito, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Now Eat This!

“Part economic history…part guide to getting a better meal at home or a restaurant. Renowned economist…Professor Cowen is an expert on the economics of culture and the arts.”
The New York Times Dining Section

“It does a fantastic job exploring the economics, culture, esthetics, and realities of food…and brings the fun back to eating. Delicious!"
—Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics