Friday, February 27, 2009

American "Izakaya"

Friends from Peco Peco, the Japanese website about NYC restaurants were in recently with some samples of Japanese dried fish- true Japanese pub food. They dubbed Jimmy's No. 43 a true "izakaya", which means "pub with good food and drink". Check out our mention in Japanese here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tonight at Jimmy's No. 43

Traditionally, European Catholics did not eat meat or animal products during the 46 day period before Easter known as Lent. Not wanting good food to go to waste a celebration was held on the Tuesday before Lent. Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday" is a time to indulge- to eat, drink and be merry! Tonight you can join us at Jimmy's No. 43 to partake in the tradition of eating and drinking- something you might have done anyway, but now you have a special reason to do so! As if that weren't enough, there will be Louisiana's own Abita Beer in the back room!

Tonight is also a benefit night for Food Systems Network NYC, an organization dedicated to universal access to nourishing, affordable food. 10% of tonight's proceeds will help support FSNYC.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jimmy's No. 43 is American!

All this talk about Abe Lincoln and our new president makes me proud to say that Jimmy's No. 43 is American. The new chef is from Virginia and he has brought solid American food to the menu: pulled pork, with brussels sprouts and pecans; shrimp and grits, with hickory bacon, scallions; are 2 main dishes that are tasty and familiar. Even in the middle of winter, all of our meat and dairy is from small farms making our ingredients better than ever. And the beer? From Green Flash (San Diego) to Sixpoint (Brooklyn), I can proudly say that I like American beer, too!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Have You Ever Seen a Beer Drinking Celebrity?

You gotta love the new breed of movie stars. Would you recognize Jason Segal if he was standing next to you at Jimmy's No. 43 sipping his favorite Sixpoint stout? Beer Goggins girl from Digital City did. Click here to read more.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Beer + Chocolate = Bliss

On Valentine's Day two of our favorite things, beer and chocolate, will mingle for your palate's pleasure in The Tasting Room. There are still a few spaces available for this guided tasting that will pair chocolates from Boston's Taza Chocolates with some of Europe's finest brews from B. United Importers.When you start your Valentine's date with beer and chocolate, you just can't go wrong!

For more information or to make reservations visit The Tasting Room Page at To read about this tasting in Time Out New York, click here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Interesting Food at Savoy

Peter Hoffman of Savoy has been doing the Greenmarket thing for almost 20 years now. After perusing the archives of his dinner series which has been going on for 15 years, I have to give kudos to this man. He also asked Jimmy's No. 43 to participate in his upcoming cassoulet event, March 14 at Savoy. Now he is our new best friend!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chicken Country Captain

Low country cook (etc) Hoppin' John Taylor has a beef with the Sunday New York Times recent article featuring Chicken Country Captain. We love John, he is the most ardent voice behind authentic southern low country cooking. If you haven't read his rebuttal to the Times, click here and scroll down to the posting dated January 27.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Restaurants I Want to Try in 2009

Without a doubt, Txikito (chee-KEE-to; Euskeran for "little) is at the top of my "Restaurants I Want to Try in 2009" list. You can read a little more about chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero, the husband and wife team behind Txikito on Becoming a Chef- just scroll down until you see this picture.

Happy eating!