By Siobhan Wallace

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You already know all about fast food. In fact, thanks to documentaries like Supersize Me, you probably know more about it than you’d like.

Upon hearing the term “slow food,” you may guess that it’s just the opposite of fast food – and you’d be right.

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Based in Brooklyn, Slow Food USA is a grassroots movement focused on local food and farms, as well healthy initiatives for everyone.

On Wednesday, Slow Food NYC will hold their annual fundraiser and experience auction, The (S)low Down, with some of the city’s newest and best restaurants serving up locally-grown morsels along with specialty cocktails.

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The fundraiser is held to benefit their Urban Harvest program, which gives NYC children hands-on opportunities to learn about good food and health.

Some of the restaurants on hand include world-famous Telepan,  serving Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with apple and pancetta, as well as Lunetta with New York state grown polenta and roasted mushrooms, and Williamsburg’s newly-opened Allswell with chicken liver crostini.

Other restaurants participating will be Franny’s, Prime Meats, Fatty Cue, Gramercy Tavern, and others.

Fat Witch Bakery, Bonhomie Supper Club, and One Girl Cookies will be on hand to serve dessert.

In addition to the dinner and auction, Slow Food NYC will be honoring local and sustainable food movement pioneer Mary Cleaver of Cleaver Company & The Green Table with their inaugural Snailblazer Award.

The event is set to take place at Cobble Hill’s Invisible Dog Gallery at 51 Bergen Street, beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets begin at $100, and are still available through

Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of