Here's a letter from Jeremy in Park Slope:
"Brooklynites everywhere want to know, "When and where can we expect to greet our emissary from Belgium on Saturday? At what street corner will our noses be tempted by the smell of hot, delicious wafels? How long do we have to capture the mysterious dinges in the wild before they return to their native Manhattan? Tell us, O wafel magnate! Staunch devotee of the wafel, Jeremy"
And our response:
"Dear Brooklynites, Park Slopers and Jeremy,
I am sure you all know the movie "Blue in the Face", set in Brooklyn. Remember how the movie is sprinkled with random conversations about waffles? The Belgian Ministry of Culinary Affairs will thought this movie to be a piece of art. So they're honoring Brooklyn and sending down the Special Envoy for Wafels, T. DeGeest, on Saturday December 8. He went to check it out today and came back with the following:
I believe we'll shoot for 7th Avenue, somewhere between Union Street and 5th Street. Once we've found a spot on Saturday, our GPS system will kick in automatically (meaning, I will call my wife and she will update the website - if I ask nicely).
So - WHEN?
We're going to arrive between 10am and 11am, and stay till at least 6pm (maybe later).
So - WHAT ABOUT YOU, JEREMY?
If we get our wafel-vehicle all the way out to Brooklyn, you better show up Jeremy! Brooklyn has set high expectations - if I may believe "Blue in the Face", every second character in Brooklyn is a real waffle connoisseur!
WHAT ABOUT CYNTHIA W. - THE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR BROOKLYN?
We have not heard much from Cynthia Wang recently. Cynthia, if you are still in Brooklyn, please wake up and smell the waffles. We are counting on you to put together a welcoming committee for the Belgian Ministry of Culinary Affairs. Everyone's eagerly awaiting what you have in mind...so post a comment to this blog posting and let us know!