Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Six-Point "Secret" Meatopia Beer

Yesterday, the owners of some of the Good Beer Seal bars stopped by Six Point to brew the very special smoked "Meatopia" beer. Ray from d.b.a., Patrick from Rattle'n'Hum, and Jimmy and Chris from Jimmy's No. 43 were there, joined by Rebecca from Working Class Foodies and Walker from Edible New York. They were lucky enough to see Cathy Erway working on her rooftop garden, and she prepared a delicious lunch for them after the brewing session. Check them out below stirring the mash!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hot Bread Kitchen Cook Off At Jimmy's No. 43

Check out this great video of the Hot Bread Kitchen cook-off at Jimmy's No. 43... Just one example of all the great cook-offs and fundraisers we have here!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jimmy's No. 43 at the Shuck N Suck

There are so many interesting food events in NYC this summer. but an oyster Shuck N Suck? We serve great local oysters every Wednesday and Thursday, so when we heard about the NYC Food Film Festival's Shuck N Suck event, we knew we had to participate. Eddie, our ace shucker, can compete with the best in the city (in fact, he is so good, he was hired by the NYC Food Film Festival to lead volunteers Wednesday morning in the cleaning and preparation of the 6,000 oysters that will be shucked later that night). And Jimmy? He's an eater - he had to beg but got the gig - and will be one of the "Suckers' Wednesday night... Jimmy's No. 43 will also be Chef-In the cooked oyster menu - fried oysters, grilled oysters, oysters with grits.... Delicious!

Monday, June 21, 2010

How Do We Create a Menu?

Last week, Jimmy took a couple hours to run a cooking demonstration at St. Mark's Church Greenmarket. He made a simple lunch of fried baitfish (Spearing) from Shinnecock, Long Island with some sorrel from Yunos Farm upstate.

It was a very tasty lunch! This is how we like to cook and create our menu for the day- Walk around the market, look at the options, and pick the freshest ingredients!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pie Lovers Unite!

Last Saturday, we hosted a fundraiser for our great friends at BK Farmyards. Pie Lovers Unite! A Fundraiser for BK Farmyards Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service brought together 20 pie enthusiasts to compete for bragging rights for the best sweet and savory pies in the city. The pie masters included Growing Chefs/ Eagle Street Farm, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, and many others. The judges included Matt Timms, cookoff guru, Katy Keiffer of Heritage Radio Network, Anna Broussard of the French Culinary Institute, and Amy Zavotto of Edible magazine.

The judges choice was awarded to Annie Novak and Chris Bondie for their savory swiss chard pie, and the people's choice went to Betty Brooklyn for her savory mini short rib pies. Thanks to everyone for making this a great event!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Farm Distribution In NYC

Last week, Jimmy's No. 43 hosted a very special event attended by NY State farmers, NYC restaurant food buyers, representatives of non-profits and foundations, and farm distribution experts.

Farmers in northern New York had expressed concern over the lack of distribution opportunities in NYC restaurants, so we invited them to come down and have a discussion. Lucy's Whey, Fatty Crab, Fatty Cue, Print, Joe Doe, Co., The Spotted Pig, and Bobo were all in attendence. Stay tuned for more! We are about to create a new distribution network for farmers up north!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Vegetarian Dinner and Beer Pairing with Dan Shelton

A very special thanks to Shelton Brothers Importers and all the folks who made it out to our Vegetarian Dinner and Beer Pairing with Dan Shelton. Dan was full of great anecdotes, and spoke directly to his love for well-made and flavorful session-strength beers.

Dan brought Tuatara Pilsner, which echoed the finish of Taras Boulba and presented two interpretations of Saaz hops. Also on hand was Theillier La Bavaisienne (an amber biére de garde) and Blaugies Saison d'Epeautre, both of which were crisp, refreshing, and under 5% ABV. For dessert, we had the Dieu de Ciel Péché Mortel, a fantastic coffee stout which Jimmy kept drinking all night!

Ray Deter of d.b.a and Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger were in attendance, and stayed on after the dinner to drink other Shelton Brothers gems like Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calbaza and Dieu de Ciel Equinoxe du Printemps. Truly a great night for New York City craft beer!