Looking to challenge yourself? Check out food trivia, a class on pupusa-making, or a film about what makes specialty coffee so special -- other than your barista. Here are five events on our radar this week.
Did you know that July is Good Beer Month? Now that you do, you have no excuse not to celebrate. Even if you're taking a vacation this month, there are so many beer-focused happenings that you'll be sure to find a way to get your brew on. And, if these events aren't enough for you, consider purchasi ... More >>
Looking for an alternative fermented beverage to add to your summer drinking repertoire? Consider cider, particularly some of the new craft ciders being released this month. Two upcoming festivals celebrate the cider renaissance and will give attendees the chance to sample some unique, surprising of ... More >>
Attendees of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, now in its ninth year, have come to expect certain things. Great music. Swingin' dance moves. Refreshing cocktails and delicious noshes. All this abounded at the semi-annual event's first showing this past weekend on Governor's Island -- served up by some of the ... More >>
Swing back in time at New York’s most nostalgic picnic
On Saturday, May 17, Brooklyn's drinkers ranked 64 beers and wines from the U.S. and across Europe in head-to-head matchups of various styles. Based on the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris -- in which a blind tasting revealed that California wines were on par with French classics -- the Judgement of Br ... More >>
There's nothing better than shaking off the cold rains of April to enjoy sunshine and budding flowers and the warm days of May -- unless it's doing all that with a beer in hand. Check out some of the beer-focused events happening around the city this month, including today's excellent kick-off.
The NYC Hot Sauce Expo, organizer Jimmy Carbone says, grew out of a small event focused on artisanal producers of all sorts of different edible goods. But "most of them were making hot sauce," he says, which prompted him to shift gears and create a festival that showcases hundreds of versions of the ... More >>
Manhattan has its fair share of cooking competitions, but few embody the quirky spirit of the East Village -- and its love of food -- quite like Jimmy Carbone's cassoulet cookoff. After descending down a flight of stairs into Carbone's basement beer cave Jimmy's No. 43, guests were treated to a tast ... More >>
It's dark. It's cold. There isn't any reason to go outside, right? If this time of year is giving you the blues, why not get out of your discomfort zone and check out a few of this weekend's top events? The reward for braving the elements, after all, is delicious.
Next time you find yourself at the LIC Flea & Food in Long Island City and you've sifted through your share of vintage dresses and antique furniture, you might consider rewarding yourself for your hard work with a pint at Rockaway Brewing Company, which is located just around the corner--behind the ... More >>
More exciting details are in about Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's second annual beer festival, coming up on Saturday, October 6 at Skylight One Hanson. The outdoor food court will turn out beer-friendly snacks like sausages and pretzels from Der Schwarze Kolner, chili dogs from Lucky 777, slid ... More >>
Some like it bottled. Some like it canned. But really, is there a better experience with beer than when it's drawn from a tap? When that brew is poured, it offers the delightful hoppy blend in true form. The only challenge is that to enjoy a real draft beer, you've gotta head to a bar--well, unless ... More >>
The craft beer movement, once the province of homebrewers and so-called "beer nerds," has become so mainstream that you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar in New York City that doesn't have at least Brooklyn Lager on tap. But where do you go when you want to find the absolute best brews in the ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Bastille Day Bouchon Bakery Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Thomas Keller invites you to celebrate Bastille Day with his take on French-boulangerie fare and music by ... More >>
July is shaping up to be an auspicious month for those who like their meat charred and consumed out of doors: Not only will Meatopia lower its fat haunches onto Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 23, but Cook Out NYC will take over Governors Island two weeks prior.
Sam Turner/FlickrLike certain people, we're familiar with cook-off fatigue, that ailment that accompanies the specter of standing in long lines to eat food prepared in conditions conducive, shall we say, to bacterial procreation. That said, there is something very comforting about being ser ... More >>
Nordic grains repose beneath the cucumbers.National Sandwich Day may have come and gone, but the New Amsterdam Market will carry the flame next Sunday, Nov. 14, with its smørrebrød table. Smørrebrød, pronounced "smoe-bruth," are Danish open-faced sandwiches made wi ... More >>
Jimmy Carbone, proprietor of Jimmy's No. 43 and Craft Beer proselytizer, is going to be busy next week. In addition to hosting a number of Craft Beer Week events, he's gearing up for Pig Island, the pork and beer blow-out he's presiding over on Governors Island on Saturday, Oct. 2. The event ... More >>
The calm before the storm.To the great joy of those of us who enjoy consuming food on large swaths of grass, Governors Island will be open to the public beginning this Saturday, June 5. Water Taxi Beach will return with its line-up of burgers and wieners. They will provide but a prelude to th ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time for a round-up of the best posts of the week: We listed Our 10 Best Williamsburg Restaurants. Our Man Sietsema stalked the single white truffle. Coolio talked about his new cookbook, Cookin' with Coolio, as well as several other things that should be read to b ... More >>
Yesterday, we chatted with Jimmy Carbone about the history of his East 7th Street bar and restaurant, Jimmy's 43. Today, Jimmy talks beer, bacon, and his favorite New York meal. At Jimmy's No. 43 you offer more than 40 beers--do you have a favorite? Well, it depends on the season. I actuall ... More >>
"Do you mind if we talk in here?" Jimmy Carbone gestures to his narrow basement kitchen at Jimmy's 43, outfitted with hot plates, metal racks holding dishes, and wooden chopping boards. Carbone already has the onions out, waiting to be diced for a peperonata he's making for this evening's Ho ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Queens County Farm Dinner Queens County Farm Museum September 10, 6-10:30 p.m. Join Top Chef alum Camille Becerra and former owner of San Francisco's SPQR Danie ... More >>
dyobmit/flickrYesterday, a New York Times article about this Sunday's Bike to the Bars ride to various Brooklyn and Manhattan bars raised a question: "...seriously, no good beer in Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island?"Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy's No. 43 and one of the creators of the Good Beer Sea ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Good Beer Month Local Grill-off Queens Water Taxi Beach July 21, 6-9 p.m. (rain or shine) Emcee Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's 43 will be your host as amateur grill c ... More >>
The not-so-girly julep makes Derby Day one smooooth ride