The Museum of Food and Drink is coming to Summer Streets

A cereal-puffing gun will demonstrate how the breakfast food gets made during NYC's annual pedestrian celebration on Saturday, August 17.

The Museum of Food and Drink's cereal-puffing gun.

The Museum of Food and Drink's cereal-puffing gun. Photograph: Paul Adams

Earlier this month we told you about the Museum of Food and Drink's (MOFAD) projected first offering, an exploding cereal-puffing gun. The Kickstarter-funded exhibit, "BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Breakfast Cereal," is a traveling contraption, and its debut was just announced as part of Summer Streets 2013, the annual pedestrian blowout in which city streets are devoid of cars and open to the public.

The 3,200-pound puffing gun will be stationed in Foley Square on Saturday, August 17 (7am–1pm). More than just a chance to learn about (and taste!) cereal, it's the first step toward MOFAD's imminent installation in a permanent space, bringing an enlightened food and food-culture museum to NYC.

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