Jersey inspired and based restaurant Little Town will be having their Fall/Winter Menu Preview Tasting on Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm. The handsome Manzo brothers, Albie and Chris, have selected Executive Chef and Food Network's Chopped alum Jordan Andino as the creator of the Hoboken restaurant's menu. The Food & Beer Pairing Dinner will feature beers from the Bolero Snort Brewery and meatballs by momma Caroline Manzo. Beer and a hearty prix-fixe dinner, how could you say no? Tickets for the event are $45 and can be purchased here.
Little Town 310 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
If you are someone who (like us) views wine and cheese as two major food groups, you may want to consider swinging the $26 asking price to see Josh Wesson and Steve Jenkins talk grapes and curds this Sunday evening.
Sommelier and owner of Best Cellars, Josh Wesson, boasts an extensive resume in the food and wine industry over the last few decades. Wesson won the title of Best Sommelier in French Wines & Spirits in the United States in 1984. In 1989, he was nominated for the Who's Who in American Cooking. In 1997, Food & Wine magazine named him Retail Wine Innovator of the Year. His most recent venture, Best Cellars, aims to bring quality affordable wine into the homes of wine enthusiasts nationwide.
The last season of HBO’s “Treme” has come to an end, but the celebration is just beginning. The show’s creator and executive producer David Simon, executive producer Nina Noble, and story editor/ cookbook author Lolis Eric Elie presents: Talking “Treme”, a celebratory event held at 92Y. Matt Zoller Seitz of New York magazine is set to moderate the talk which aims to take a closer look at the role of New Orleans cuisine in the popular show. 92Y will stay true to the festive vibes of the Mardi Gras capital by setting up the room cabaret style, inviting a jazz pianist to play before the talk begins, and serving free food and cocktails from the cookbook, Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans (written by Elie).
Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.
Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.
Head to the Upper West Side for a Black Friday brunch at A.G. Kitchen, served from 11:30am to 4pm. Dishes include Brunchy takes on Executive Chef Alex Garcia’s signature Latin American-inspired fare, such as the Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche, the Torta with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Caper Sour Cream, and the Huevos Garcia, Chipotle Chicken with Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Corn Tortilla and Black Beans. They'll also be serving signature drinks, like the Peach Bellini or the spicy A.G. Fiery Bloody Mary.
On November 18th, 2013, guests were invited to meet Andaz 5th Avenue's new executive chef, the charming and tattooed Chad Minton. The mellow and intimate event was held at Apartment 2E of the swanky midtown Manhattan Hotel where guests sipped on drinks at the open bar while tasting Minton's new Fall/Winter menu.
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Isaac Toups, of Toups Meatery, New Orleans, LA
Cracklins Choudin (Pig Stomach with Boudin, served with a Pickled Jalapeño on a Saltine Cracker)
Southern cooking has traditionally utilized the basic available ingredients at hand, and though those basically available ingredients have changed in the modern urban landscape (as you’re more likely to find a box of Mac and Cheese than a bundle of collard greens in the average bodega), the theme remains important. That’s why we wanted to point out this homage to traditional offal meat cuts and common modern pantry staples alike. The dish combines expertly prepared pig stomach and boudin (a shout-out to Creole cooking) with the spice of house-pickled Jalapeño, all finished off with the familiarly satisfying crunch of a Saltine.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which generally means going home (for all you non-native New Yorkers), or maybe having family over to your place. But what about those of us left behind? And more importantly, what about those of us who would really rather not obliterate our kitchens with a frenzy of Thanksgiving cooking? Well, now there's a place for you--or rather, a whole bunch of places for you. We've put together a list of the best Thanksgiving meals in the city, so that this year, you can get all your cooking done for you. You can impress visiting relatives, or just enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner on your own or with your friends. Either way, if you're trying to take the restaurant route this year, here are the best places to do it.
Winter may not exactly scream garden season, but this may be the best season of all to visit the New York Botanical Garden.
Sunny days are perfect for walking down idyllic nature paths in the heart of the Bronx, enjoying natural treasues like waterfalls, enormous trees, and local plants.
But as the sun goes down and a breeze comes in, it's nice to have a cozy place to warm up!
For the first time, the New York Botanical Garden is hosting a pop-up seasonal eatery: The Holiday Dining Pavilion. Open since this past Saturday to coincide with the annual Holiday Train Show, this tented area features an inventive menu at a variety of food stations that pay homage to New York street food.
If holiday shopping has you going crazy this year then we have a simple solution for you... chocolate! It makes the perfect holiday gift, especially for those on your list with a sweet tooth. So to make your holiday shopping a bit easier, we've picked out a few of our favorite chocolate treats this year to stuff in stockings and put under trees (and stuff in your mouth as well).
Price: $12 per container
These petite cubed bonbons make a perfect holiday gift- already wrapped in ribbon. These delectable morsels, stuffed with ganache and praline filling, will keep any chocolate lover smiling.
This year, Thanksgiving and Hannukah will happen simultaniously, which is kind of a really big deal. The last time the two holidays overlapped was1888, and it was only the second time that had happened since Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday. That might seem like a long time ago, but it's nothing compared to how long before it happens again. Thanksgivukkah 2013 is the last Thanksgivukkah for 79,043 years, so make sure to sieze the opportunity to celebrate while you can. Remember, you don't have to be a member of the tribe to go ham on Thanksgivukkah (ha ha, get it?). There's enough Thanksgivukkah for everybody, and we've got the low down on who's celebrating this kickass holiday with inspired culinary creations.