food-and-travel-expo.JPGNew York, N.Y. - Members of the press are invited to join and Urban Oyster for a press lunch and "foodways tour" of Brooklyn on March 12th, highlighting Brooklyn culinary and agri-tourism locations represented at the upcoming 2nd Annual Local Food & Travel Expo on April 14, 2012 at Skylight One Hanson.  Many people know that Brooklyn is home to great restaurants and craft food businesses.  However we believe that Brooklyn has gone beyond that and become a premier food destination where residents and visitors can experience the entire farm to table journey of their food.  This has become possible because of the creativity and determination of hundreds of food entrepreneurs from farmers to bakers to brewers to chefs.  The Expo aims to raise the profile of all of the food businesses collectively and to place Brooklyn among the list of premier food destinations in the world.  Our press tour will help illustrate this story for you and take you to some of Brooklyn's unique and amazing Food Destinations. Tour Stops include: Skylight One Hanson, Tour of Moore Street Market, Lunch at Roberta's, Tasting and Tour at Brooklyn Winery and Egg Creams at Brooklyn Farmacy. Plus you'll receive goodie bags from Mouth Foods.   Hosted by Caylin Sanders, founder of an online guide to local weekend getaways and day trips since 2000 and Bob Lewis, founder of NYC Greenmarkets and NY State Agriculture & Markets Special Assistant for Market Development.  The tour will be led by Urban Oyster, a company that specializes in NYC neighborhood, walking and culinary tours of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Foodways Tour Monday, March 12th 11am-2pm (starts at 11am sharp) Meet at Skylight One Hanson 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn 11243 View Map Directions: 2,3,4,5,,D,B,N,R,Q, LIRR to Atlantic Terminal, walk across street. Please RSVP to 24-passenger shuttle provided by Good Commons - a boutique retreat center in Vermont that offers culinary, health & wellness, and adventure getaways that include private round-trip transportation from Manhattan. Tastes of Brooklyn goodie bags provided by Mouth Foods - distributing Brooklyn-centric and local products and delicacies Tour Sponsored by Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn Tourism. Expo sponsored by Cabot Cheese, Zipcar and Amtrak