Wednesday, May 7, 2008

100 Mile Dinner and Drinks

It's always fun to be an innovator.

In March, Slow Food NYC's Ed Yowell hosted a 100 mile dinner at Jimmy's No.43. What a great idea - take local foods and beverages from within a 100 mile radius, and promote the heck out of it! How quickly one idea spreads. New York Times style writer, Jonathan Miles, has proposed a 100 Mile Cocktail. Ed Yowell created a tasty 100 mile cocktail of his own:
The Local Jack. The Local Jack is made with Laird's Apple Brandy, a dash of orange bitters, and a splash of Slyboro Sparkling Cider. Read the New York Times article (linked above) to learn more and to question yourself: why aren't you eating and drinking more locally?