Sunday marked the annual return of the Brooklyn Chili Takedown, which happened this year at the Bell House in Gowanus. Matt Timms, originator of the Takedowns series of food cook-offs that now includes bacon, cookies, mac & cheese, ice cream, and more, has seen his idea spread to other U.S. cities, ... More >>
Arm your tongue and prepare for battle.
Brooklyn is bringing home the good stuff.
Follow the butter brickle road
Anything goes at the Cookie Takedown
The Bacon Takedown is back
Artists face off for charity
Do you take yours with milk?
Choose the best chili in town
Vegans and vegetarians, look away!
A better option than chasing the truck
Bakers face off in the Cookie Takedown
Although we're still getting our heads around the fact it's September, the organizers of the NYC Food Film Festival have announced that they'll be returning for the fifth year in a row on October 13.
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 >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Beer Tasting Dinner Loreley Williamsburg Wednesday, January 19, 7 p.m. Join German beer expert Rudi Eilers for a three-course, nine-beer tasting menu of German brew ... More >>
Festive, but can it be divided into 300 tasting portions?Aside from an appearance at the Farm City Fair in September, the Brooklyn Food Experiments have been simmering at a low burn for awhile. But on Sunday, Dec. 5, they'll come to a boil once more with the Holiday Food Experiment, which wil ... More >>
In its November issue, Food & Wine is providing yet more reading material for the numerically fixated with its 40 Thinkers 40 & Under list.
Leonard Lopate invites you to bask in the heat of culinary competition.Matt Timms and the Food Experiment guys aren't the only ones with makeshift cooking competitions on the brain: on June 15, WNYC's Leonard Lopate will host the Great Lopate Hot Plate Cook-Off, in which Jacques Pepin and Mic ... More >>
theeathenpath.comKiss these grits.Matt Timms has announced the next installment in his series of amateur cooking Takedowns -- and its Grits. The event will take place June 27 at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO as part of the NYC Food Film Festival. A little pricier than former Takedowns, ticke ... More >>
Back in November, Roberta's announced it would be starting its own rooftop farm, to be named Brooklyn Grange. And to do that, the restaurant needs to raise some cash. So on Friday, it's throwing a Meatball Slapdown.
Syd LondonThe spread at the Cookie Takedown The Cookie Takedown, brainchild of Matt Timms (he of the Bacon, Chili, Fondue and Cheese Takedowns), took place under the dangling chandeliers of Brooklyn's Bell House last night to the strains of stoner metal. "I bet people would prefer a DJ, but I ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and time for a look back at the best posts of the past five days: The Good Fork's Sohui Kim talked about steak and eggs, the contents of her refrigerator, and the labor pains involved with opening a restaurant. We ranked Our 10 Best Fried Chickens. Port Clyde Fresh Catch is ... More >>
Jenny MillerMatt Timms will take you down. Matt Timms threw his first Chili Takedown, a no-rules cook-off for amateurs, five years ago on "a lark." These days that takedown is a biannual event, while tofu, lamb, cookies, fondue, and more have since gone head-to-head, and a host of other cook ... More >>
Get the Tums. It's going to be a long night.
serenejournal/flickr Following the success of his first Chili Takedown five years ago, Matt Timms dabbled in lamb, toyed with tofu, and is even taking his Takedown show on the road for mac 'n' cheese in Massachusetts. But, come November 22, he's going back to his roots for The Brooklyn Chili ... More >>
Felix Renicks/flickrThe competitive cooking craze continues this Sunday with the Lamb Takedown, the latest incarnation of Matt Timms's four-year-old amateur cook-off extravaganza. Twenty competitors will face off at the Highline Ballroom for a $100 grand prize and unquantifiable glory. The $1 ... More >>
Big food companies are hijacking the locavore label: Frito-Lay will run five different ads in Florida that highlight small, local farmers who grow some of the two billion pounds of potatoes that go into its bags of chips. [NY Times] Several studies are researching the benefits of manuka honey. Nati ... More >>
We attended the Tofu Takedown this past Sunday, held at Highline Ballroom and hosted by Matt Timms of Chili (as well as Bacon, Fondue and Cookie) Takedown fame. This one was for the herbivores, of which we decidedly are not, but we went with an open mind and empty belly in the hopes of being dazzled ... More >>
I knew enough from my previous attendance at the Bacon Takedown and Chowder Slam that I'd better get to this event early: Guactacular Invitational 2009 was to be a competition among nine avocado-wi ... More >>
Padma Lakshmi doesn't know shit about chili
Fondue party plans to get steaming hot