Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Amsterdam Market Photos

Jimmy's No. 43 is a big supporter of the New Amsterdam Market. This coming winter, Jimmy's No. 43 will organize a beer tasting to benefit the market. Keep checking here, we will post details as they develop. Until then, enjoy some photos from the December 20 market.

Wishing you a tasty and prosperous 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Oysters at Jimmy's No. 43- How to Entertain

GQ has some great advice for "Entertaining Like a Man", including a primer on oyster shucking. Read and dare to impress!

Ring in the New Year at Jimmy's No. 43 with Oysters and Beer!

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009- Jimmy's Clearance Post- All Loose Ends Must Go!!

It's that time of year! Time to purge the last bits of 2009 to make room for the glory that will be 2010! Of course, some of these things will carry over, so let's start with our beautiful back room! Check out this picture of "The Burrows", as we are calling it. It's a woodsy wonderland in our private room. Doesn't that look like a great place for a party? If you are interested, just call 212 982 3006 for more information.

New Year's Eve is bearing down upon us. Don't forget that Jimmy's No. 43 is celebrating with Oysters and Beer! Join us for local oysters from Peconic Bay served a number of lip smacking ways. Reservations and walk-ins accepted.

We recently came across a twitter feed that made us feel pretty good. Thanks Lainey, we love you, too.

The last loose end of 2009? This picture is one I can't resist. Jim Cummings, a regular at Jimmy's No. 43, was kind enough to share this cool picture with us. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will leave this post right here.

Have a happy and safe New Year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2nd Annual Cassoulet Cook Off

Dear Friends and Cassoulet Lovers,

In January of 2009, Jimmy’s No. 43 hosted its first Cassoulet Cook Off to benefit the Greenmarket in NYC. Cassoulet packed the house that Saturday afternoon, and we aim to do it again in January of 2010 as part of our Greenmarket Sausage Week. We will feature charcroute garni, bangers and mash, of course CASSOULET - all from Greenmarket farmers like Flying Pigs Farm, Violet Hill Farm, Tamarack Hollow, and 3 Corner Field Farm.

On Saturday, January 16, from 1- 5:00 PM, the back room will be filled with a variety of cassoulets created by inventive minds with impeccable palates. Some chefs, some amateurs, all food lovers: Could one of these cassoulets be yours? We are looking for participants for this year’s Cook Off. Here are the criteria:

-All Cassoulets should feature some Greenmarket ingredients and food sources should be acknowledged
-Cassoulets will serve 200 x 2 oz tastes.
-Participants should bring their own serving devices. We will have sterno.
- prizes include $100 and $50 cash prize for winners, gift certificates, cooking untensils.
- judges : chef Matt Weingarten and others to come
- contestants: Nick Suarez, Theodore Peck... you???

Anyone interested in participating should contact Jimmy Carbone at 212 982 3006 or by email at

All proceeds from the door will be donated the day of to Greenmarkets of NYC.

Jimmy Carbone

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Year's Eve Oysters and Beer!

2009 is quickly slipping away from us. Before you know it, New Year's Eve will be at hand. Do you have your plans yet? At Jimmy's No. 43, we are celebrating with Oysters and Beer! Enjoy local oysters from Peconic Bay, in the half shell, baked oysters, oyster stew... oysters, oysters, oysters! A la carte menu available, reservations are accepted but walk ins are welcome as well. Looking for something bigger for more of your friends? The private room is available, but you'll have to call quick for details- 212 982 3006!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cool Kegs

Samuel Merritt of Civilization of Beer recommends keeping kegs cool. Jimmy's No. 43 has a unique set up to ensure kegs are always kept at just the right temperature from delivery to tasty pour. This room makes all the difference!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fork in the Road Part 2

In part 2 of Fork in the Road's feature, Jimmy Carbone talks about some of his favorite things.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hungry Filmmakers Party

On Tuesday, December 15, a special screening of excerpts from six up and coming films about our food system will be playing at Anthology Film Archives. This event is called Hungry Filmmakers. The After Party will take place at Jimmy's No. 43 at 9:00. For more information, check out this blog post by Hungry Filmmakers curator Cathy Erway.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fork in the Road

Recently, Jimmy Carbone (the Jimmy behind the No. 43) had an extended chat with Jenny Miller at The Village Voice's food blog Fork in the Road. Follow the Fork in the Road link to read part 1 of this interview that touches on The Good Beer Seal, using local ingredients and more.

Monday, November 30, 2009

December 1st, Julebryg- Scandinavian Holiday Beer Fest

Each year we have some wholesome, Nordic fun after Thanksgiving. We serve a simple smorgasbord - rye bread with cheese and mustard; crackers with herring; flatbread with roast pork and plum jam- and add a selection of Danish and Norwegian holiday craft beers to our menu. Some of the beers will include these gems, from Shelton Brothers Imports.

- Oppigards Winter Ale
- Sogaard's Bryghus Vintage Julebuk
- Amager 2008 Vintage Julebryg
- Nørrebro Julebryg
- Mikkeller 2009 Santa's Little Helper
- Nøgne Ø Winter Ale
- Handbryggeriet Nissefar Christmas Ale

In conjunction with Julebryg, on December 1 join Brooklyn Brew Shop for the latest installment of our Eat, Drink, Learn series. At 7:30 PM the Tasting Room in the back will be a hot spot for learning about brewing and enjoying beer and food pairings. Reservations are still available, the cost is $30/ per person. To read more about Brooklyn Brew shop, check out this article on Reuters.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Naked Pint Beer Pairing

We collaborated on a beer pairing brunch menu with Christina Perozzi, co-author or The Naked Pint. Some choices were obvious, like Kostrizer Black Lager paired with smoked salmon, because we're in New York and we are big fans of Russ and Daughters!

Our second course would be the "beer brunch salad" - frisee, smoky Benton's bacon, and local farm poached eggs. It is a simple, bistro standby that tastes so very American complimented by a great American saison beer, Ommegang Hennepin.

Also for brunch, I like to pull out my old party standby, pasta with bacon, onions, beer, and fresh farm sourced cream. I start by sauteeing onions and bacon, add Sixpoint Ale, reduce and finish with farm cream. Christina suggested a Belgian single ale, Maredsous 6, as accompaniment.

Cheese and dessert would follow. The cheese could go any direction, soft, local sheep's milk camembert, perhaps? We chose a local aged blue, Cayuga, New York state paired with St. Bernardus Prior 8, a Belgian dubbel ale that is fruity and food friendly. For dessert, a local cider bread pudding with Ronnybrook whipped cream and Allagash Curieux. The cider bread pudding is the new favorite dessert at Jimmy's No. 43. It's sweet apple goodness is balanced by the cask aged Curioux.

This would make quite a meal!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Everybody's Favorite Dish

For 4 years now, the most popular dish at Jimmy's No. 43 has been the "skillet fried beer sausages." Don't take our word for it, see what NYC Tastes has to say.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Brave Beef Biscuit at New Amsterdam Market

Sunday, November 22 we will be back at the New Amsterdam Market featuring a popular sandwich from our fall menu- braised beef brisket w/ mint and pecorino.

The beef brisket also doubles as a great tasting dish. Last October, we were at the New Amsterdam Market and I served it on hot bread kitchen toasts with Schoolhouse Kitchen Horseradish Mustard. We sold out. Our line of stalls was very tasty and well worth visiting again. There was Jimmy's No. 43 with the "braised beef brisket", next to Rick's Picks pickles serving pickle on a stick , and anchored by Porchetta's porchetta sandwich "to go."

Rick and I had a lot of fun "barking" at the thousands of market goers. He would call out "pickle on a stick!" and I would answer "brave beef biscuit!". If you shout "braised beef brisket" after a few times it comes out "brave beef biscuit"!! So, try this yourself or, better yet, visit us on Sunday.

Pickle on a stick!

Brave beef biscuit!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Brisket Sandwich

One of our favorite food writers, Alex Van Buren (author of Clean Plates and a contributor to Edible Manhattan) stopped by the other night for a brisket sandwich. We have a few new fall menu items - shrimp and grits, 24 hour braised pork with celery root puree but the sandwich is the real winner- and it will be on the menu for the fall and winter!

Alex wrote that the brisket sandwich is "...glammed up version of pulled pork (from a totally different animal)...". To read more of his beef brisket musings, click here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Harvest Dinner- November 18th

Paisley Farm plus Sara Grady = a really great kick off season for Paisley Farm's first foray into the CSA distribution biz!

Jimmy's No. 43 and dba Williamsburg were 2 bar/restaurants that stepped up and made this innovate program happen. To celebrate, Jimmys No. 43 will host a CSA Harvest Dinner on November 18. To find out more about this event and how you can get to talk to Farmer Mike, click here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fresh Hop Beers

Not long ago, there was a great article in the New York Times Dining Section about fresh hop beers. Last year, we featured the Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale. Currently we have: Southern Tier Harvest Ale, Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA, and the best of the bunch Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Colorado. Thinking about awarding a best beer of the year? I'd nominate the Great Divide!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fancy Dutch Beer Week

November 12-16 is Fancy Dutch Beer Week at Jimmy's No. 43, featuring Christoffel Blond and Robertus (Bock ) Beer,
Kleine Duimpfe holiday beer, La Trappe Isidor (125th Anniversary) beer- the only trappist brewery outside of Belgium- plus oysters and herring.

Check out all the things you can do to celebrate 5 Dutch Days, but don't do it on an empty stomach, drop by Jimmy's No. 43 first.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hiroshima- Style Okonomiyaki- November 3rd!

In late September, Jimmy's No. 43 played host to a demonstration of Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki- a savory Japanese pancake made with cabbage. It was so delicious and fun that everyone agreed it needed to happen again! On Tuesday, November 3 Okonomiyaki makes another appearance in the back room from 7:00 - 10:00PM. Enjoy this Japanese treat and pair it with some great beers. Can't wait until Tuesday? Read more at Time Out New York.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Honey Swap Part 2

Read more about tomorrow night's Honey Swap and documentary screening on The Greenhorns.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

A week ago, Heartland Brewery had a kick off party for its Imperial Smiling Pumpkin Ale at Jimmy's No. 43. The event was attended by more than a few thirsty artists whose chosen medium is pumpkin. That's right. We're talking a pumpkin carving contest. Jon Bloostein of Heartland Brewery, David Katleski, President of the NYS Brewer's Association and Nina Zagat were the judges. Tim and Nina Zagat had stopped in to say hi and Nina jumped into pumpkin judging action! There were a lot of great entries, but there can be only one winner.

And here's the winning entry- a fabulously detailed pumpkin by Paul Frasco. I think we can all agree it captures the mood of the evening! Thanks to all who participated and congratulations Paul!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Naked Pint Book Tour

Christina Perozzi, author of The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer, will be in NYC for her book tour in mid-November. Perozzi co-authored the book with fellow beer sommelier, Hallie Beaune, as a celebration of the complexity and sophistication of craft and artisanal beer as well as a nuts and bolts guide that is friendly to both the novice and the connoisseur.

Sam Merritt of The Civilization of Beer has booked the New York leg of the tour and has kindly kept us in the loop. Here is what we know so far:

Friday, November 13- Beer Tasting at Spuyten Duyvil
Saturday, November 14- Event at Sixpoint Brewery
Sunday, November 15- Book Signing and Beer Pairing lunch at Jimmy's No. 43- $55/per person. Call 212 982 3006 or email for reservations.

We will post further information as it comes in. You can also check out The Naked Pint Blog and Beer for Chicks to catch up with the authors.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Honey Swap

October is the month for harvest, and honey is an important local product. That is why Jimmy's No. 43 is pairing up with one of our favorite organizations, Just Food, for a Honey Swap.

On Thursday, October 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, guests will be treated to samples of different, local honeys. $8.00 to taste, plus enjoy a screening of The Hidden Hives Tour, a documentary about NYC's local bee hives. In addition, try some local meads and beers from Redstone Meadery and Sixpoint Craft Ales.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Heartland Imperial Smiling Pumpkin Ale

Be among the first to enjoy Heartland Brewery's Imperial Smiling Pumpkin Ale on Wednesday, October 21. In addition, you can show off your mad carving skills in the pumpkin carving contest that starts at 7:00. Pumpkins are being provided by Sheldon Farms, but the designs are provided by you- if you've got the guts. Three triangles and a crooked smile just won't cut it, so bring your A-Game as NY Barfly suggests and enjoy Heartland's new pumpkin ale while you're at it!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bacon Swan Song?

Well, not really.

People will always love bacon, and our Bacon Tastings with Josh Ozersky are pretty popular. However, Josh made a good point in a recent posting on The Feedbag; it is best to make your reservations for Tuesday's Bacon Tasting now, just in case we can't fit another one in for a while! Please visit our website by clicking here or call 212 982 3006 to make reservations.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Josh Ozersky will be back Tuesday, October 20, with a Bacon and Beer Tasting. This time he will be joined by Jon Lundbom of B. United Importers. Jon always comes up with an eclectic selection of off-beat imports. Exepct a smoky beer, a beer made with chestnut, and something with cocoa, I'm sure!

Bacon is so hot these days - read Dan Mazei's article A Trendsetter's Toast to Bacon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

American "Izakaya"- Part 2

Last Thursday was a busy one at Jimmy's No. 43. Serious Eats was there to chronicle the culinary double header- Local Oyster Night and the Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki demonstration in the back room. The oysters were a hit. It is easy to taste why local is so much better! If you missed out on the Local Oyster Night kick off last week, don't worry. Local oysters will be featured every Thursday night from 6- 10:00 PM.

Now, what is this Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki? It's a savory Japanese pancake that pairs well with beer! Adventurous eaters flocked to the back room at Jimmy's last week to have a taste. If you read Japanese, you may enjoy this post from our friends at pecopeco

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rare Beer Night

Thursday, October 8, Jimmy's No. 43 will be tapping into a rare keg of Fritz Briem 1809 -Style Berliner Weisse. Jon Lundbom of B. United Importers will be in the back room to taste and talk. 7:00- 9:00 PM. Pay as you go.

In addition, Thursday night is also Local Oyster Night at Jimmy's No. 43. For more information, see post below!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Local Oyster Night

Every Thursday night from 6:00- 10:00 PM Jimmy's No. 43 offers up locally harvested oysters and beer specials, too. A plate of 3 oysters is $5.00, of which $.25 will be donated to the Peconic Land Trust to help support conservation efforts on Long Island. This week, Widow's Hole Oysters will be on the menu.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Eat, Drink, Learn

Have you ever thought to yourself, " Gee, this beer is delicious, but what if it was spicier/ hoppier/ more citrusy?" Tonight at Jimmy's No. 43 Brooklyn Brew Shop will be in The Tasting Room for a beer pairing and home brewing class. Tickets are $30 per person. Click here to read more.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dutch Job Swap

Recently, Jimmy Carbone took part in a Dutch-American job swap to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage on the river bearing his name and to celebrate 400 years of Dutch/ American friendship. Upon his return, Jimmy said, "It was a memorable cultural exchange. Holland is all about beer, but not usually good beer. A few places like Brouwerij 't Ij stood out..."

You can read more about Jimmy's adventures- and other professionals who participated, including a teacher, a firefighter, and a park ranger- on the Jobswap blog.

Monday, September 21, 2009

What is Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki?

Our friends at, who dubbed Jimmy's No. 43 "izakaya" (meaning "pub with good food and drink") will join us on Thursday, October 1st to share Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki.

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake whose staple ingredients are batter and cabbage- however that is just where the culinary creativity begins! "Okonomi" literally means "to one's liking" and if you pair them with a Hitachino or Baird you are bound to be pleased! A plate of Okonomiyaki will be just $3! Pay as you go and enjoy a night of good food and good beer!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Green Flash

On Friday, September 18 get ready to "Meet Chuck- An Evening with the Green Flash Brewer" at Jimmy's No. 43.

Chuck Silva is the brewmaster at Green Flash Brewery of San Diego. He will be at Jimmy's No. 43 to talk about Green Flash while Jimmy's serves up an extensive selection of limited Green Flash draft and bottled beer. Find out why Green Flash brews in small batches. Taste it for yourself. Pay as you go. No reservation required.

Until then- check out this post on The Full Pint.

Cask Ale Fest Roundup

Ever wonder what Chris Cuzme, Jimmy Carbone and a room full of rare and delicious cask ale would look like on Day 1 of the Cask Ale Festival?

Perhaps you might then be wondering what happened once the Cask Ale Festival had served up its last? See the second photo for a visual representation of the Festival's last hurrah.

The 2nd Annual NY Craft Beer Festival continues through September 20th but The Cask Ale Festival was truly an event to be savored.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tonight: Gotham Cask Festival Kicks Off NY Craft Beer Week

This weekend cask ale lovers are in for a treat. You can scroll down to read our post below and you can check out this post at NY Daily News.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Toast to Bacon

Some of our picks for best bacons - Mountain View and Benton's! Try our new dish: Dandelion greens with bacon -dripping vinaigrette. BLT crostini. You can read more about trends in bacon here and come to Jimmy's No. 43 for our popular Beer and Bacon Tastings. The next one is September 22. Keep an eye on our Events section for updates!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

All Things Dutch

September is shaping up to be an exciting month at Jimmy's No. 43, and around New York City as well. Watch as NYC goes crazy for anything Dutch!

The 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to New York is upon us and during the week of September 6- 13 there will be a lot of Dutch people hanging out at Jimmy's No. 43. These people will be participating in a job swap program connecting professionals from Amsterdam and New York. Join us on Monday, September 7th (7:00- 10:00 PM) for a party to welcome the Dutch Job Swappers!

During the week of September 13-20 I, (Jimmy Carbone, the Jimmy behind Jimmy's!), will be in Amsterdam hanging out with my dutch hosts, and doing all things bar/beer related. Of course, Jimmy's No. 43 will not rest while I am in Amsterdam- no there will be plenty of celebrating on this side of the pond as well!

On Thursday, September 10 is the Local Oyster and Beer Night (6:00-10:00 PM). Then on Friday, September 11- Sunday, September 13 The Cask Ale Fest to Kick Off NY Craft Beer Week. (Details in the Events Sidebar)

Why Dutch? I have been a big fan of the Christoffel beers from Netherlands for many years. Last November, in tandem with 5 Dutch Days at St Marks Church, I hosted the first annual Fancy Dutch Beer Week. The Shelton Brothers Beer Importers have a few great Dutch craft beers as well, and I tried them. This past June, I co-hosted a Dutch New Herring Night w/ Russ and Daughters and now I'm off to Amsterdam!

So it's true, build it and they will come.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cask Ale Fest/ Kick Off for NY Craft Beer Week

The 2nd Annual NY Craft Beer Week starts on Friday, September 11. Jimmy's No. 43 will be one of only 3 bars in the city to participate in the kick off for NY Craft Beer Week with a Cask Ale Fest in the back room. Over 20 rare casks will be shared amongst ticket holders throughout the opening weekend of NY Craft Beer Week. $20 will get you a package of tickets to taste and will be available at the door only. The hours for the Cask Ale Fest are as follows:

Friday, September 11- 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Saturday, September 12- 2:00 PM- 2:00 AM
Sunday, September 13- 2:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oyster Night

On Thursday, September 10 a unique event (400 years in the making) will take place at Jimmy's No. 43. Slow Food NYC and Slow Food Amsterdam will be celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to New York by indulging in locally harvested oysters and regional beer.

At Jimmy's No. 43, there will be a $5.00 admission which will serve as a donation to our friends at Slow Food NYC. Ommegang will be on tap and $4 will get you a plate of 3 oysters- including Peconic Pearls, from the Peconic Estuary of the East End of Long Island, and Mystics, from the Mystic River Estuary of Connecticut. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the oysters will benefit the efforts of the Peconic Land Trust, preserving the worked farms and waters of the East End of Long Island.

Call for table reservations or first come, first served at the door.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bacon and Beer Tasting Tuesday, August 18th

On Tuesday, August 18, writer Josh Ozersky will be in The Tasting Room to guide you through some of his favorite bacons including: Benton's smoked bacon, Tennessee Mountain View bacon, Upstate New York Local Baked bacon, EV Butcher Rub BBQ bacon, and of course, Oscar Mayer thick sliced. Bacons will be paired with Schoolhouse Kitchen Mustards and featured brews from Shelton Brother's Beers.

To take part in Tuesday's tasting, you can visit The Tasting Room online or call 212 982 3006. There will be one seating at 7:30 PM and $45/ per person gets you in for all the beer and bacon fun!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Vegetarian Beer Dinner Featuring 12% Imports

We've had some requests for a Vegetarian Beer Dinner. Brian McEwing, importer of tiny Belgian beer importer 12% Imports has obliged to take on the challenge.

This coming Tuesday, August 11 with seatings from 6:00-10:00 PM.

This dinner features five great, rare, Belgian beers paired with five simple dishes sourced from local farmers.

Kunik goat cheese w/ roasted peaches, toasts
Treviso radichio braised w/ Belgian ale, pistachios
Pasta w/ braised purple carrots, aged sheep's cheese
Summer squash gratin w/ garlic bechamel
Spelt, corn ,and roasted white beets

And for dessert: ginger snap cookies, fruit tarts

Make a reservation for a table. $45/per person for beer and food pairing or stop by to try the great Belgian beers!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

One of the strengths of our nation is regional diversity and rivalry. You made a big statement when you wore the Chicago White Sox jersey to the all star game: it's ok to root for your regional favorites. We hope you will do the same with beer. It would be ok to serve some of Chicago's regional beers - like Two Brothers, or Goose Island- at one of your next sit down events. Even better, ask Michael, the owner of Chicago's best beer bar- The Hop Leaf- for his recommendations.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Good Food. Great Beer

Divya Gugnani interviews chefs around the city. A Jimmy's No. 43 regular brought her in for a date and she coined this phrase "Jimmy's No. 43 is New York City's own Beerville"! To read more, click here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Effing Foodie Likes Her Herring

Read more about eating New Dutch Herring and drinking beer in the East Village on An Effing Foodie.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Art and Culture at Jimmy's No. 43

Jimmy's No. 43 has always been a favorite with performers and artists of all disciplines. Theater folk, however, seem to have a special affection for Jimmy's that seems to be reciprocal. Click to read an interview with Jimmy (yes, THE Jimmy!) written by Rising Phoenix Repertory's Daniel Talbot.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Local Grill Off- July 21

Get your tongs on... sign up to cook for this Slow Food NYC fundraiser at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City!

The Local Grill Off is one of the crown jewels of July Beer Month, a month-long NYC celebration of craft beers and the good beer bars that love them. For more information, check out The Good Beer Seal and read more about Mayor Bloomberg's official proclamation of July Beer Month on The FeedBag.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

East 7th Street Architecture and Beer

The soon to be completed Morphosis designed Cooper Union building on East 7th Street and Cooper Square is being touted as one of the best new buildings in New York. Come visit East 7th Street, look at the Morphosis building then stop by for great beer and herring just down the block at Jimmy's No. 43!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Well Dressed Dutch Eating Herring

How did this happen? Click and view the photos on Serious Eats. Was this the largest gathering ever of Dutch New Herring lovers? Luckily, the New Herring will be around for one more week! Where else but Jimmy's No. 43?!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Interview with Nogne O Brewer

We love the passionate commitment behind Nogne O Norwegian craft beers. Writer Josh Bernstein interviewed the brewer at a recent tasting at Jimmy's No. 43. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Forbes Favorite Pubs

Check out this great new list - Forbes Favorite Pubs. We have always loved the charm of old New York pubs like Old Town Bar, but Jimmy's No. 43 is very happy to be recognized by Sixpoint brewer Shane Welch as a great beer and food destination.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Dutch Herring

For a limited time, Jimmy's No. 43 is will be serving new Dutch herring! Christoffel beers from the Netherlands are also featured this week, giving June a little extra Dutch flavor! But, you have to get here soon, because Saturday (6/20/09) marks the last day for new Dutch herring and you don't want to miss out.

An interesting back story to the Dutch beers: even though there are quite a few countries in northern Europe, they (the Dutch) should be fairly common to us New Yorkers. After all, New York has a rich Dutch history. And yet- how many of you are familiar with Dutch customs like " new herring" ? When I asked my friendly beer salesman for a list of the craft Dutch beers last week, he thrice (yes that's 3 times) gave me a list of Danish beers! Yes, there are some Danish craft beers (a few), and there are also some Dutch craft beers. Anyway, to get you in the mood, read this Slashfood posting about the herring.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pubs with Good Food

New York City has its fair share of historic pubs and beer bars. More and more good beer bars are serving good food as well. Jimmy's No. 43 finds itself in good company on's list of bars that serve great food.

Monday, June 1, 2009

More East 7th Street Eats

Last night, I tried the new Veloce Pizzeria on East 7th Street and 1st Avenue. I chatted with chef Sarah Jenkins over a square slice and a checked table cloth. Is East 7th Street heaven? Quite possibly. If we add them to our East 7th Street eats and drinks list (and we should!) we could start at East 7th and 1st Avenue with Porchetta, Veloce Pizzeria, and Abraco Coffee Then, walk down the block to Jimmy's No. 43 and Burp Castle for great beer at East 7th Street and 2nd Avenue. Sounds like a perfect day to me!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New World vs Old World Cheddar

Diana Pittet is traveling the world right now writing about cheese for her lovely blog, Cheddarbound. Last year, she led a guided tasting of new world and old world cheddars in the Tasting Room at Jimmy's No. 43. If I remember correctly, we tasted Cabot Cloth Bound, and 1 other Vermont cheddar as well as 2 English - Montgomery and Mrs. Quick's Borough cheddar.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Jackie Beach, intrepid cook and food writer, won the popular vote at Saturday's Risotto Challenge hosted at Jimmy's No. 43. Read more from event organizer Cathy Erway. Then check out this article in The New York Times about the cook off scene.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bacon, Beer and Chutney Notes

If you thought the bacon your mother gave you for breakfast all those years ago was tasty, you might be shocked to learn that it can get even better! A whole world of bacon delight waits for you and this past Wednesday night, a room full of people were given a VIP tour of flavors at our Bacon, Beer and Chutney Tasting.
Josh Ozersky held court as eager tasters nibbled and sipped their way through beer, bacon and chutney heaven. If you missed this one, try to catch the next. You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bacon Week and Risotto Cook Off

This week is jam packed with fun, good food at Jimmy's No. 43 because, well, it's Bacon Week! First off, tonight- Tuesday, May 19- is a Beer Pairing 101 featuring beer, chocolate, cheese and bacon for our new best friends at Food for Thought Tours.

Wednesday, May 20 marks the return of our ever-popular Bacon, Beer and Chutney Tasting lead by Josh Ozersky, aka "Mr. Cutlets", and featuring beers from B. United Importers and mustards and chutneys from Schoolhouse Kitchen.

Then, on Saturday, May 23, you gotta love Cathy Erway and Karol Lu for hosting their 2nd Annual Risotto Cook Off at Jimmy's No. 43. Check out this risotto-related posting on Grub Street. Hats off, ladies!

For more information on these events visit

Friday, May 15, 2009

Adventures in Craft Beer

Tastemaker and beer educator, Chris Cuzme, led a Beer Pairing 101 class this past Friday night in The Tasting Room at Jimmy's No. 43. His pairings included:

Reissdorf Kolsch (Germany 4.8%abv), with greenmarket pretzels.
Saion Voisin (Geants Brewery, Belgium 5% abv) - w/ Vermont's Consider Bardwell Farm's Pawlet Cheese (cowsmilk).
Maredsous Abbaye Bruin (dubbel ale, Belgium 8% abv) - paired w/ toasted walnuts, maple syrup, smoked salt.
Nogne O Porter (Norway 7% abv) - assorted NuNu Chocolates from Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Brewery "Intensified Coffee Stout" (Brooklyn, 8.5% abv) as its own dessert.

Luckily, there are more Tastings to come. Check the sidebar to the left for dates and links for our upcoming Tasting events, including next week's Food for Thought Tours Beer Pairing 101 featuring Bacon, Cheese and Chocolate on Tuesday 5/19 and our popular Bacon, Beer and Chutney Tasting on Wednesday 5/20.