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.