If you like food as much as we do, then you are always on the prowl for something new and different...and delicious. Luckily, New York is known for its culinary diversity. Here are some of our latest, favorite unique foodie spots.
The Curry Club: Should your tastebuds lean toward eclectic, The Curry Club that just debuted at Jones Wood Foundry is for you. Jason Hicks has partnered with Saira Malhotra to showcase a different curry each week here at the first Anglo-Indian collaborations at a British pub outside of England. In addition to the delicious dishes, Jones Wood Foundry will also offer Indian brews and wines to complement the food. The $23 dishes will be available November 12, 19, and 26th from 6-11pm.
Don't miss out on the 2nd annual Tasting Brooklyn, an event bringing together foodies from, you guessed it, Brooklyn! On April 3rd from 5:30-9pm at the Dumbo Loft, the hottest restaurants in the borough will gather round and serve up some of their specialties including top-notch restos like Maison Premiere, The Meatball Shop, Littleneck, The Saint Austere, Kiwiana, Fort Reno,
The Chocolate Room, and more. Drinks will be poured by Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn Winery, Sixpoint Beer, Bulldog Gin, Honeydrop Beverages and Brooklyn Soda works and the proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition, which promotes healthy eating practices to Brooklynites.
When you tell people where you live, the last thing you want to hear is "I don't think I've been there. Is it in New Jersey?"
Brooklyn blogger Ned Berke has heard it all, and he's determined to get his Brooklyn neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay noticed. The 27 year-old's local news blog, Sheepshead Bites, has snagged 20 local restaurants to create the biggest tasting this side of the East River. And while organizing restaurant owners can be reminiscent of cat herding, this herd looks delicious.
How many events provide the opportunity to eat great food while looking at fantastic art AND support a good cause? The Art of Eating Well, hosted by Nourishing NYC, combines all three. The fundraiser will take place on July 28th at the William Bennet Gallery in trendy SoHo.
Nourishing NYC is a non-profit organization that aims to eliminate the correlation between low-income and unhealthy foods. They provide nutritional, well-balanced meals to impoverished and hungry New Yorkers while also educating others on how to make healthy choices.
Hill Country Beer and Barbecue Dinner & Tasting
When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Where: Hill Country Barbeque Market
30 West 26th Street
(Btw. 6th Ave & Broadway)
New York, NY 10010
Cost: $45 per person
**Call for reservations (ext. 13)**
Fill next week's hump day with a heaping serving of barbecue and beer. Next Wednesday, join Hill Country as they host a barbecue dinner and beer tasting, sponsored by the Ithaca Beer Co.
Rock out with your ewe out! Sunday, April 18th, Matt Timm's Takedown series makes at stop at The Bell House to bring Brooklyn its Lamb Takedown event. 20 contestants, 300 pounds of lamb, and 2 hours, you better cover Mary's eyes, because her little lamb is on the butcher's block.
Get ready for 20 culinary-obsessed contestants to ‘takedown' the no longer meek, but mighty, lamb. 300 pounds of lamb will be distributed to among the contestants; 15 pounds to each, contestants choose a cut of shoulder, shank, leg or ground. From that, competitors must cook up dishes so delicious, even a vegetarian could not resist. Last year, dishes like lamb tacos, pulled lamb, and stews were turned out, so this year, expect to be blown away. A rumor of lamb cupcakes is trailing this upcoming event of mutton-importance.
Burger Bash Cooking Party
When: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 7pm
Where: The Village Pourhouse
64 3rd Avenue (Btw. E.10th & E.11th Sts)
New York, NY 10003
Cost: $25 (include complimentary Bud Light)
Although striving for perfection is admirable, it is unrealistic. As farfetched as perfection may be, those who search for it in a burger, may rest easy tonight. This Thursday, The Village Pourhouse will host the Burger Bash Cooking Party, where the phrase "perfect burger" is not only a goal, but a guarantee.
"Dude, I just got served gelato by Mike "The Situation."
If you were wondering what job the cast of Jersey Shore picked up for the second season of their show, wonder no more.
They are working at a gelato shop. Doogie was so star struck that he forgot to mention where this photo was taken, but feel free to hit every gelato shop in Miami looking for the gang.
Update: The store is called Lecca Lecca Gelato Cafe.
[Photo via Doogie]
50 years is not something to be taken lightly. It is an accomplishment that should be celebrated, and certainly not in a minimal manner. London Lennie's is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, and the colossal celebration starts Monday, April 12th.
We all love a bargain and London Lennie's is offering up one mother of a sizeable bargain. From April 10th until April 15th, receive 20 percent off all dishes on their menu during dinner. London Lennie's notable dishes include their Down East Lobster Roll, Fried Seafood Platter of fluke, shrimp, and scallops, New Bedford Sea Scallops, and New England Clam Chowder.
The Icing on the Cupcake Book Signing & CupcakeCamp NYC Party
Friday, April 9th, 2010
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
(Btw. Forsythe & Eldridge Sts)
New York, NY 10002
Summer is right around the corner and for me that means finding books with heady plots to devour, one after the other, while lying on the beach or next to a pool. If every summer, you have the same goal, look no further; a fun, new summer read has landed, with cupcakes in tow.