The shark-infested waters of New York City’s restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you’re into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
SPREAD THE WORD: tickets for our spring gala, “An Evening in Manila” are now on sale! Hope you can join us and other fellow New Yorkers on Saturday, May 14th, 7pm – 10pm for an excellent night on the town. Order your tickets now!
The food events never end, thank goodness. Here are a slew of events going on in the next week or so, starting with today. No rain, no excuses not to get out and catch some rays while enjoying good chow. Who knows, we might even see you there :)
The DIY movement has led to lots of great things–bacon jam, moonshining, Sam Mason’s artisanal mayonnaise. Er, right. But the homemade aesthetic has also gone beyond matters of taste. The New York Timesprofiles several crafty folks who have created innovations in machinery, including Scott Heimendinger, who created a $75 home sous vide cooker using off-the-shelf components.
Now, $75 is still a comparative bargain to $1200, but Fork in the Road can do you one better. Here’s the $1 sous vide method. Continue reading →
You know we have a soft spot for great food and wine events that support great causes. Well, here’s another one that we’re happy to share with you. On Tuesday, May 10, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio is hosting Children of Bellevue’s 15th Annual “Toast to the Children”. It promises to be an evening of great food and wine featuring 15 of New York City’s top restaurants and 13 fantastic wine purveyors.
Check out the Grand Gourmet – Flavor of Midtown event being held in Grand Central on May 12 from 7 to 9:30 PM. This walk around will bring over 30 Midtown restaurants together, with spots like La Fonda del Sol and Tulsi on-hand with tastings. Tickets are $100, get more info here.
Inspired by the culinary diversity of NYC, Txikito will simulate a miniature street festival with global street cuisine. 2011 will highlight Txakoli: a effervescent low alcohol white wine from the Basque Region which is issued each spring. It is our hope that over time Txikifest will be an annual Txakoli restaurant mash-up for Charity.
What to expect: More than 10 Txacolis and 1 cider from the Basque region. Also on hand, 9 terrific restaurants preparing gourmet street food. Joining us will be our neighbors Co. Pizzeria, Edi and the Wolf, El Quinto Pino, La Newyorkina, Lassi (Heather Carlucci), Poole’s Diner, Taim & Taim Mobile, The Hurricane Club, and Txikito.
Profits from ticket sales for this event will go to faces (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures). BUY TIX HERE