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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

East 7th Street Eats

A recent New York Times article points out the culinary wonder that is 7th Street in the East Village. My favorite chef, Sarah Jenkins, opened Porchetta, which is mentioned in the article. Let's walk the 7th Street Eats Tour! For me it starts at Jimmy's No. 43 with a fancy hot dog (Flying Pigs Farm chorizo or bratwurst, with ramps, and SchoolHouse Kitchen mustard on a bun) and a Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA. It ends a few hours later, back at Jimmy's No. 43, with a Brooklyn Reserve "Intensified Coffee Stout" and some housemade ginger snap cookies.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Network Genius' Favorite Restaurant is Jimmy's No. 43

Good friend and regular customer, Rob Faludi, thinks the tomato seed is the greatest technology ever! He also picked Jimmy's No. 43 as his favorite restaurant in New York City. Click here to read more.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We Made Clean Plates!

We are thrilled to be in the new restaurant guide, Clean Plates which was co -written by avid beer lover Alex Van Buren. Check out this post on Grub Street.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bacon, Beer and Chutney Tasting

Great news! Writer Josh Ozersky aka Mr. Cutlets will be back at Jimmy's No. 43 on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30 PM for the very popular Bacon, Beer and Chutney Tasting.

As part of Bacon Week (May 18-22) at Jimmy's No. 43, Mr. Ozersky will lead a tasting of 5 local bacons. Jon Lundbom from B. United Importers will be there to pair those bacons with five great beers. To top it all off, Wendy Smith from Schoolhouse Kitchen will provide delicious mustards and chutneys.

Tickets for the Bacon, Beer and Chutney Tasting are $35 per person and can be purchased online on our Tasting Room page.