New York area foodies and cooks are in for a treat! Chefday, a Brooklyn-based start-up, delivers pre-measured, fresh ingredients right to your doorstep in order to cook custom recipes designed by NYC restaurant chefs. Seriously, why hasn't anyone come up with this idea sooner?
Some of the city's finest chefs have created recipe designed just for you! All recipes come with a video of the chef in action, cooking your meal. The videos even pause to wait for you at the end of each step. Your fresh ingredients also come with a recipe card. Each recipe allows you to choose different serving sizes, so whether you're cooking for two or eight, they've got you covered. The freshest ingredients are picked from the chef's food suppliers and your food can be delivered between 3-5pm or 7-9pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at your office or home.
On March 13th, The Village Voice's fifth annual "Choice Eats" tasting event, will take place. Today they have announced the final participants, bringing the number up to 83 restaurants, a record breaker. The final partakers include: Bowery Diner, Egg, David's Brisket House, El Almacen, Calyer, Grandaisy Bakery, Kutsher's Tribeca and Resto.
This year "Choice Eats" will also feature DJ Sets by Andy Rourke, the former bass guitarist of The Smiths, an alternative rock band from the 80s.
Ty-lor Boring, of Bravo's Top Chef Texas, will also make a celebrity appearance by hosting a demo for those who have VIP tickets.
Brunch is an important meal to most New York City residents (Brooklynites included), and for good reason. After working absurdly long hours Monday through Friday, it's practically necessary to let your hair down and blow off some steam come Saturday. Brunch is the ideal way to celebrate the end of the week and the forthcoming days off; it's so practical- you can catch up with friends, fill your belly and carry an early afternoon buzz well into the evening. You can order eggs until 4 pm and wash everything down with vodka and tomato juice or champagne. Talk about killing 5 birds with one stone. And although some people have this bizarre misconception that everything hip and cool and delicious is ONLY happening in Manhattan, there are actually several fabulous food destinations in Brooklyn. Shocking! You can easily find yourself a terrific brunch just across the bridge(s), and here are the top 5 that Joonbug recommends: