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)