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.