Thursday, March 25, 2010

Brisket on Toast

One of the favorite dishes at Village Voice Choice Eats was Jimmy's No. 43's own brisket on toast! Click here to see all the favorites!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet 5 Brewers

Five brewers visited Jimmy's No. 43 tonight as part of a major trade tasting this week in New York City. Union Beer Distributors (aka hosted a tasting for the trade of over 50 brewers. Brewers in attendance at Jimmys No. 43 tonight were:

Hitachino Nest (Japan)- espresso stout on draft.
The Porterhouse (Ireland)- oyster stout on draft
Harviestoun (Scotland) brought two beers-
Haggis hunter pale ale in cask
Old engine oil (porter/old ale blend)
Grado Plato (Italy) brought 3 different beers in bottle including the chestnut ale
Birrificio Piccolo (Italy) Seson with chinotto herbs

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Upcoming Special Events

March 24 from 5:00- 8:00 PM Meet Five Brewers

Five Excellent Beers. Five Exemplary Brewers.
Join Jimmy's No. 43 for a rare event featuring the brewers of Hitachino, Harviestoun, Grando Plato, Birrificio Piccolo and The Porterhouse. One draft and one bottle from each brewer will be available in this informal, walk around tasting. Pay as you go.

March 28 from 1:00- 4:00 PM

Danish Chef, Trine Hahnemann presents a special pre-Easter/ pre –Passover lunch at Jimmy’s No. 43 featuring a contemporary Scandanavian smorgasbord. Open faced sandwiches with fresh ingredients like roasted lamb and fresh marinated herring, elderflower cocktails, and Danish craft beers will be available as well. A la carte pricing.

Monday, March 15, 2010

$10.00 Beer Tastings on Tuesdays

Tuesdays are the new Friday.

Or at least, they feel pretty good at Jimmy's No. 43.

On Tuesday, Jimmy's is offering $10 beer tastings with a variety of themes. Here's a quick list that was posted on Ten Weeks, Ten Dollars a Day. And don't forget tomorrow night's Beer and Cheese Pairing with Anne Saxelby!

Tuesday March 30th – Michael Lovullo presents IPAS from the west coast, the east coast, and Belgium – 7 – 9pm

Wednesday March 31st – Flying Dog brewery night with cheese pairings – 7 – 9pm

Tuesday April 6th – Saison and farmhouse ales – 7 – 9pm

Tuesday April 13th – BR from Shelton Brothers presents Beir De Garde – 7 – 9pm

Tuesday April 20th – All About Porters – 7 – 9pm

Tuesday May 11th – 12 percent importers ( specialty belgium beers ) plus beer and bacon tasting in the back room

Tuesday May 18th – Beer, Cheese and Kimchi tasting with Anne Saxelby

Keep checking back for updates on our Upcoming Tasting Events!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 16 and 17th- British Brews and American Cheese

Cultures collide with delicious results next week at Jimmy's No. 43. Here's a little explanation:

On Tuesday, March 16 starting at 7:00 PM, Anne Saxelby will bring a trio of British inspired, American farmstead cheese to Jimmys No. 43. The cheese will be paired with tastes of three British beers for $10! You can read more about this pairing event on Anne Saxelby's blog.

On Wednesday, March 17... well, do we even need to mention that it's St. Partick's Day? Jimmy's No. 43 will be showcasing specialty UK beers at the bar because, let's face it, St. Pat was a Brit. Check out our mention in Time Out New York.

Now for those of you looking for a reason to imbibe two nights in a row (and two weeknights at that!) let me clue you in on a little known Finnish holiday called St. Urho's Day. On March 16th, Finns commemorate St. Urho driving the grasshoppers out of the Finnish vineyards. (Finnish vineyards? Really?) Finns celebrate this day by wearing green (for the grasshoppers) and purple (for the grapes) and- since they're Finns- drinking. While many revere this tale as historical fact, others think it sounds a little too familiar. Those "others" would be the Irishmen in Northern Minnesota whose St. Patrick's Day revelries were thwarted by the Finns who had gotten to the beer the day before. If you want to celebrate in true Finnish style- wear purple and green on Tuesday and giggle to yourself as you snatch an Irishman's beer! (Don't worry, you'll make it up to him with a drink on Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Events Wrap-Up

There have been some great events at Jimmy's No. 43 in the last couple of weeks, but don't take our word for it- here are some quick wrap-ups:

Sour Beer Night was last Tuesday, bringing beer lovers out for some sour beer treasures. Run Dangerously gave us a nice write up. Click here to read about the event.

Souperama went off without a hitch last Saturday, serving up soupy fun and raising funds for Harbor Hope and The Fresh Air Fund. Check out this great photo recap of the event on Metromix.

Like sour beers? Stay tuned for a big lambic tasting Saturday, April 24th. More information to come...

Monday, March 8, 2010

American Beer Screening and Growlers of McNeill's!

Tuesday, March 9 is a great night to love beer.

First, at 5:00 PM you can tune in to Beer Sessions on the Heritage Radio Network (tell all your friends you listened to the show before iTunes picked it up- which should happen next week!). Civilization of Beer mastermind, Samuel Merritt will co-host with our own Jimmy Carbone as they interview Beerlord (aka Toby Egan), Ben Wiley of Brooklyn's Bar Great Harry, and Brandon Moore of American Beer Distributing.

Then, at 7:30 PM, you can head over to Jimmy's No. 43 to see a screening of American Beer, the true story of five friends visiting 38 breweries in 40 days. Brandon Moore will at the screening as will the filmmaker, Paul Kermizian of Barcade. $20 gets you admission to the screening (seating is limited) and a growler of McNeill's (or a pint of something else).

Growlers? Does this mean...? Yes. Jimmy's has growlers!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Piggery CSA

When people think "community supported agriculture", they usually think about vegetables and maybe dairy. Now it is time to think "pork"!

Starting in June, a new CSA will be at Jimmy's No. 43 every Thursday from 4:00- 7:00 PM. The Piggery raises pastured, heirloom breeds and provides charcuterie for CSA members. You can sign up on The Piggery's website, or call 607-342-2245 for more information.

Look for more our CSA kick off in May, with special events and inspired menu options!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Souperama This Saturday

Soup lovers get ready! This Saturday, March 6 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Jimmy's No. 43 is the First Annual Souperama- a charity event to benefit Harbor Hope and The Fresh Air Fund. $20 at the door will benefit those charities and get you many delicious soups to sample.

Cathy Erway wrote a post about the upcoming Souperama on Not Eating Out in New York and it has also gotten the attention of Serena at Seriously Soupy. Click and read. Then we will see you on Saturday!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2 is Sour Beer Night and Jimmy's on the Radio!

It's another busy week at Jimmy's No. 43. No rest for the wicked! So, let's get up to date...

Tonight is Sour Beer Night at Jimmy's No. 43. Sour beer is difficult to make and hard to find. Tonight, connoisseurs can enjoy an informal tasting featuring a selection of sour beers from Jolly Pumpkin, Cantillon, and others from the Shelton Brothers portfolio. Just last Wednesday, Eric Asimov wrote a great article in The New York Times about the best Belgian and Belgian inspired beers. Jolly Pumpkin's Oro de Calabaza was Number 1. There will be lots of Jolly Pumpkin on hand at Jimmy's and Oro de Calabaza will be available tonight, as will other beers that made Asimov's list.

Also making an appearance tonight... Jimmy Carbone will co-host a new beer-centric radio show on the Heritage Radio Network. Beer Sessions makes its premiere tonight at 5:00 PM. Here's the show description:

Every Tuesday, Jimmy Carbone plays host to an audio ale salon alongside a rotating corps of co-hosts including Sam Merritt (founder of Civilization of Beer) and Ray Deter (owner of d.b.a.). Beer loving raconteurs will offer toasts, share craft beer news, and swap anecdotes about their lives on the front lines of the craft beer movement. Beer Sessions is sponsored by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote, and support good craft beer. Feel free to email questions, toasts and your personal beer lore to our hosts at

You can tune in to Heritage Radio Network for the live stream at 5:00 or check back to the Beer Sessions page for archived programs. Once archived shows on the HRN site, you will find a link to it right here on this blog.

Happy Tuesday and remember to drink good beer!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tonight! Miso Oden at Jimmy's No. 43

Our friends who brought you the Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki are back. This time they are bringing Miso Oden.

What is Oden?Oden is the authentic Japanese style “pot-au-feu” cooked in soy-flavoured dashi broth. Basic ingredients are daikon radish, konnyaku, boiled eggs, and processed fish cakes. Japanese mustard is often used as a condiment. Paring with Sake, Shochu, and beer, Japanese people enjoy Oden especially during winter.

What is "Miso Oden"? Using special miso called "Hatcho Miso" for the broth, "Miso Oden" is the most unique regional variation of Oden. Hatcho Miso has a lot of UMAMI, unique smoky flavor, and less sweetness comparing with other miso. Although the broth's color is very dark, the flavor is mild.

Enjoy Miso Oden for $10/ plate ($2.00/bowl of rice) and take advantage of Jimmy's great beer list tonight, Monday March 1 from 7:00- 10:00 PM at Jimmy's No. 43.