City Harvest Summer in the City

Summer in the city is in full swing and before you know it, summer will be gone. On my to do list is to enjoy a few bbq’s, sip on as many Guiness’ as I can, hit the beach, try as many ice cream spots and of course go to the best food tastings in the city. The event that tops the list is City Harvest’s Summer in the City.

Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest (cityharvest.org) is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.

– Pinky Finger Up

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Nights Out: Taste of the Nation

We love the kids here at Pinky Finger Up, so we support any event that help feeds families. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign does just that. We had the pleasure to join this wonderful charity in their signature event Taste of a Nation.  A who’s who of the hottest chefs and bartenders displayed their magic in the former Chase Bank headquarters. Results were a night to remember. Check out some of bites we enjoyed.

– Pinky Finger Up

 

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