I'm a bit embarrassed to admit - considering just how active I am in social media and science outreach - that I'd never heard of the science cafe phenomenon until I arrived in Pensacola. Basically, it's a community-organized series of talks in which the speaker engages the public directly, in a small setting (often involving food or coffee). So I jumped at the chance to speak at one when invited by Mike Thomin at the Florida Public Archaeology Network.
In two weeks, I'll be talking about how to eat like a Roman:
If you're in the area, please do come out for the first science cafe of the new school year. And if you're not, the conversation might eventually make it to the web. (Last spring's talk on the Archaeology of the Taco by my colleague Ramie Gougeon is available to watch on FPAN's website.)
And do go check out a science cafe in your area!
(P.S. This might mean a delay in my review of the season premiere of Bones, but I hope to get to it as soon as possible.)