Another New York Beer week has come and gone but its influence will be felt in the next year with every new brew that coursed through the city in that time. The kickoff party was an enormous success, and the future looks bright for the local beer industry. One of the leaders of the pack, Other Half Brewery, has set the pace with a Pre-Spring blast that will satisfy all sweet tooths. Although Other Half Brewery is best known for their all-green and cheese brews, it is now collaborating with few friends to produce something pretty sweet.
The first annual Other Half experience called Pastrytown. has the potential to become one of the best beer festivals to hit the city. I have a feeling there will be more to follow. Follow this link for tickets.
This is your opportunity to sample a stout with notes of a black forest cake or Boston cream pie. Expect a lot of fruity barreled age goodness as well. Sipping brews while taking in some live wrestling in a pretty dope venue is a no brainer. The event will take place at Industry City, a spacious indoor-outdoor facility that is perfect for all food festivals.
The line up is sick and features some of the best brews and bites in our country and abroad. Don’t miss out on the dessert slangers like Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Ice Cream and the out of this world pastries from Supermoon Bakehouse. WOW!
The local beer scene in New York has blown up overnight. So many taprooms is opening in NYC alone and I’m loving it. The colabs, cover art, the fresh ingredients, the frequent drops, you will never see me sipping on a major brand (Sorry Bud and Heineken) unless its a Guiness. Well our great city celebrates one week celebrating happy hops. NYC Brewers Guild presents NYC beer week 2019 . Kicking off the week, all roads leads to the Brooklyn Expo Center for Opening Week Bash. Get your tickets at nycbrewed.com . The lineup is pretty killer. Locally, we are well represented with Grimm Artisanal Ales, Other Half Brewing , KCBC and Interboro to name a few. Then there will be other breweries coming from as far as Sweeden. Get your tickets now for one of the two session now.
Fun event Alert!
We have been blessed with a rather reasonable Old man winter. Within weeks you may be able to put away your Uniqlo Heattech and start getting back out in the thick of things. For those of you who spent the winter on some Netflix and Chill shhhh, its time to go out there explore. As we start to settle in the Month of February, few events are starting to pop up all over town.
Mark your calendar, the first stellar culinary event is on February 19th at the very spacious venue Capitale. This is one not to be missed. Starchefs for years has been the industry insiders for all things you need to know about in food universe. The latest trends , latest in the products, the hottest chefs on the rise and if you need a job Starchefs.com is a dependable source.
The 2019 installment of Rising Stars will be another award winning night of eats. Awards will be given out to best new faces you need to look out in the near future . Some of the categories of awards includes, chefs, hotel chef and sommeliers to name a few. Personally, I’m looking forward to tasting Nico Russell’s plate. Nico, is the chef at Oxalis which recently opened up in my hood.
Score your tickets here at http://www.starchefs.com/cook/events/rising-stars/2019/new-york. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to C-Cap another program I support.
Ladies and gentlemen , it’s that time of the year get your tickets for the best tasting event on the Eastern seaboard. Pinkyfingerup has laid its tastebuds on dozens of tastings throughout the years but the New York Taste event has never failed to stand out time and time again.
Still don’t believe me? Well, let me give you some reasons why you need to cop a ticket:
- The Host – New York Magazine will be this evening’s host and when you have a host who has a constant pulse on the city’s dining scene through its trusty blog, Grub Street, you are sure to get a taste of everything this city can offer
- The Venue – New York Taste will call The Waterfront its home again this year and it will offer great views and vibes.
- The chefs and mixologists – these cats can’t be beat. Here are some drinks and dishes to look out for that evening:
Blue Hill always shines in the fall and it’s always surprising to see and taste what David Barber and crew have up their sleeve.
ABCV is the spot for mind blowing vegetarian dishes. This year is sure to be no different
Broken Shaker is the new kid in town serving tiki drinks and is making a big name for itself in New York following successful outposts in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. Shout out to Elad. You can catch me spin the best tropical tunes on its rooftop on October 19th.
Don Wagyu serves a beef sandwich that costs $180. They’ll definitely serve up something that’ll match that price tag
Manhatta is one of the hottest restaurants of the year. If you haven’t snagged a reservation yet, this is your best chance to get a taste.
Per Se Nuff said
Oddfellows will likely be a dessert highlight. My guess is that there will be a pumpkin pie ice cream
Here’s the full lineup. You might want to skip breakfast and lunch. Be ready for the city’s best menu.
Tickets start at $125. VIP pricing is $225 which will get you a head start to get grub along with some great swag, access to the VIP Lounge, unlimited tastings, and a complimentary three-month trial membership to New York by New York, New York‘s members-only special event.
Pizza , glorious ol’ pizza. When it comes to pizza there is no question that New York might be one of the most sought out destination to eat a slice. Each borough has there heavyweights that has turned into tourist attraction. Currently we are seeing more different styles of pizza popping up regularly. Cauliflower crust , Chicago and Detroit style making their mark throughout the city. New York embraces our new neighbors with open arms as always..
On October 10th, will be every NYC pizza lovers dream. Slice Out Hunger brings you their annual NYC Dollar Pizza Party. Under one roof , there will be some of the best pizzerias selling slices for just $1. We are not talking about dollar slices you can get after a night of drinking in the LES. The lineup includes legendary names including Di Fara , Grimaldi’s, Emily Squared and one of the buzziest spots right now Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop.
No need to say anymore . Mark your calendar and check this out sliceouthunger.org
Union Square has always been a special place for me. If its protesting , going to the farmers market, playing chess or simply sitting on the benches on crisp Fall night. Union Square is sooooo NYC!
For the past 23 years, the Union Square Partnership has transformed the square into a eating and drinking haven for one night. One special evening where some of the neighboring restaurants come together under one roof. Harvest in the Square has turned into one of the most popular tasting events the city has to offer. Perfect setting, the weather usually is like a partnership of Summer and Autumn and of course the food is spot on.
Some of the participating restaurants include Daily Provisions , Nur and Le coq Rico to name a few.
Go to http://www.harvestinthesquare.com for tickets . Support this fun -filled event.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of this fantastic event. This annual benefit supports women facing ovarian and breast cancer. The lineup includes some of the finest chefs in the city. The event will return back to the Chelsea Piers.
Give thanks to all the chefs, organizers and volunteers for making this a stellar event.
I will post everything that was served for the evening.
Good ol’ summertime fun. Summertime is not the same without having a bbq and stuffing your face with some burgers. Since I’m trying to shed a few pounds, I havent had a decent hamburger experience . Enter , our trusty people at NYC’s favorite guide Time Out New York. For another year they will be crowning the best burger in NYC. There’s some beefy competition so get your tickets so you can help name the People Choice Winner
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Bushwick has come a long way. Back in the days, Bushwick was far from the neighborhood to be hanging out at . But over the past 10 years, Bushwick is actually turning into a tourist attraction. The great art walls, one of the best thrifting neighborhoods and sea of new restaurants and bars to turn up at.
This upcoming Tuesday, some of Bushwick’s finest will be under one roof . The lineup includes Archies Pizza, Gaudalupe Inn, Sally Roots and one of my favorite local breweries KCBC. The venue is dope and the ticket price is reasonable.
Thank me later.
Get your tickets: http://www.axs.com/events/353791/the-fifth-annual-taste-of-bushwick-tickets
The photo below this caption is usually taken before a grand eating experience under the sun , moon and stars. Always a tradition before the start of Citymeals big night. Some of the greatest chefs are aligned at one of the standout events NYC has to offer. In it’s 33rd edition, CityMeals will host the Grand Affair. This years theme will celebrate chefs from some of the worlds greatest hotels. The lineup is pretty global, talent range from Italy, Argentina and South Africa will be on the marque for your experience.
Foodies, Influencers this event should be Goals! Dope event you need to be at and for a great cause . By your ticket now at citymeals.org/get-involved/events/33rd-annual-chefs-tribute-citymeals/