First off, National Cereal Lovers Week is a real thing, and if you can't get behind an entire week celebrating all things awesome about cereal, you should probably stop eating cottage cheese for breakfast and reevaluate your life.
Second, there was an event in NYC hosted by Justin Warner, Food Network star and owner of Brooklyn restaurant Do or Dine. And like some other recent envelope-pushing dinners, it tested the boundaries of what familiar foods can become.
The night started off with a cocktail hour featuring cereal-based passed apps Warner had created before the event (recipes here!), like this split pea soup made with Banana Nut Cheerios, Parmesan, and smoked ham hocks.
Perhaps the weirdest sounding -- but still somehow the best -- was the Cocoa Puffs Carbonara. The chocolate wasn't overpowering and the puffs provided excellent textural counterbalance to the pasta. That's how 4-year-olds who love cereal describe stuff.
I left with armfuls of Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Frute Brute, so we leave you with the boxes on boxes of vintage cereals they had sitting around the room. Remember Sir Grapefellow?! Of course not, no one remembers Sir Grapefellow.