Jimmy Carbone

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events

    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.

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    July 1, 2014

    July is Good Beer Month, So Take Advantage of These Events

    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 >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Here's How You Can Celebrate the Newest Seasonal Cider Releases

    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 >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Here's a Taste and Sip of the Jazz Age Lawn Party

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 11, 2014


    Swing back in time at New York’s most nostalgic picnic

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    What's Better: Beer and Wine From America or Europe?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Here Are the Best NYC Beer Events in May

    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.

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    March 31, 2014

    The NYC Hot Sauce Expo Was Weird and Wonderful

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    The Sixth Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off Crowns a New Champion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Food and Justice, Battle of the Belgians, Pescatore's Parm Sunday, The Mac Off

    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.

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    September 20, 2013

    A Brew With A View: Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Brooklyn Pour, Now Over 65 Brewers!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The 10 Best Draft Beer Bars in New York

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Our 10 Best Beer Bars

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Bastille Day, Good Beer

    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 >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Cook Out NYC to Bring Meat, Beer, and Kimchi to Governors Island

    ​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.

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    January 5, 2011

    Jimmy's No. 43 Will Hold Its Third Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off on Jan. 22

    Sam Turner/Flickr​Like 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Smørrebørd to Bring Sandwiches, Diacritics to New Amsterdam Next Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Governors Island Will Become Pig Island on Oct. 2

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Governors Island Opens This Saturday, Braces Self for Next Month's Meatopia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Part 2 of Our Jimmy Carbone Interview: the Joys of Porchetta, the Folly of Pomegranate Beverages

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Jimmy's No. 43's Jimmy Carbone Talks Good Beer, Cassoulet Cook-offs, and Loving the Locavores

    ​ "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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Craft Beer Week & New Amsterdam Market

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Jimmy Carbone Explains Why He Won't be Biking to Queens, Staten Island, or the Bronx

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: A Grill-off & A Pig Out for Your Outdoor Meat-eating Pleasure

    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 >>

  • NYC Life

    May 3, 2005

    The Mint Masquerade

    The not-so-girly julep makes Derby Day one smooooth ride