Events: New York Taste 2014

One of my favorite New York magazines so happens to be the New York Magazine. New York Mag is pretty on top of the pulse of what’s happening in the city. They are also known for being on top of what’s new in the New York food scene. Every year, New York Mag assembles some of the top restaurants under one roof for a great dining experience. Check out some of the yummy bites from New York Taste 2014 below.

– Pinky Finger Up

BREWSKI OF THE WEEK

Back with the brewski of the week . In the past month and a half, I’ve attended two major beer events in New York. I was able to slip some freebies to bring home and review.  My first beer I had the pleasure to slip and sip is the Elysian Space Dust IPA. Elysian is a brewery out of Washington state . It pours a nice golden color and has a nice citrus – hoppy aroma. The ABV is 7.2.  Its a smooth  and enjoyable IPA.  Grab it, if you find it at your local bodega.

—- Pinkyfingerup

American IPA

ELYSIAN SPACE DUST IPA

NICE PARTY

Last week, I attended an extraordinary culinary experience at Basketball City. The event was put together by one of the finest charitable organizations in the city. Although I had to use some old-school Brooklyn style tactics to get in, the event was one for the books. With over 70 restaurants participating, it was wall to wall of delightful bites. The venue also was set up with a dessert bar, an auction, a few mixologist, a scotch whiskey station and a cigar corner. Not only it was a fun event but the charity raised over a million dollars to help feed hunger. PINKYFINGERUP

 

BBQ BRISKET with JALAPEÑO, MUSTARD CREMA and Pickled APPLE

BBQ BRISKET with JALAPEÑO, MUSTARD CREMA and Pickled APPLE

SPICE-BRAISED SHORT RIB with BEEF HEART with COCONUT and FLATBREAD

SPICE-BRAISED SHORT RIB with BEEF HEART with COCONUT and FLATBREAD

STEAK TARTARE with GOCHUJANG and MUSTARD SEEDS

NORTH CAROLINA RED SHRIMP with RED RICE, GREEN PAPAYA SALAD, GINGER RED WINE SAUCE

NORTH CAROLINA RED SHRIMP with RED RICE, GREEN PAPAYA SALAD, GINGER RED WINE SAUCE