Anyone who finds himself in the Flatiron district between now and June 3 should be sure to stop by Madison Square Eats (on that little strip of land between 5th Ave. and Broadway, just west of Madison Square Park, at 25th St.) for some seriously tasty grub.
We are very excited to announce that Hakkaisan’s Okkasama, Mrs. Ai Nagumo, the much respected Chairwoman of Hakkaisan Brewery from Niigata Prefecture will be appearing in New York City!
On Friday May 20th, Sakagura Restaurant will serve a special Hakkaisan sake kasu appetizer with a glass of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai for $20. You will also be able to meet Hakkaisan’s Okkasama, Mrs. Ai Nagumo, in person from 7-9pm. The sake kasu appetizer is her secret recipe and will be served all night until sold out. Please call Sakagura for your reservation now
Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times
Here’s a sneak peek at more fun things to do this weekend, courtesy of the NYTimes Diner’s Journal…
Self Help Africa StrEATfest charity event . New Yorkers aim to get water flowing in West Africa later this year -and thousands will get a chance to really dine out on May 14th, when restaurants and bars will move their tables and chairs onto the street for charity.
Organized by the restaurants and bars along Stone Street, the StrEATfest charity event is now in its fourth year.The party begins at noon on May 14th and the cobbled pedestrian street will be filled with tables from all the participating businesses.
This year, as part of the festival, each establishment will be showcasing a specially designed tasting menu to give a flavor of what each eatery provides. These specials range from $5-$10 and include street favorites such as lobster mac ‘n’ cheese from Stone St Tavern, the famous Mad Dog & Beans guacamole and Spicy Mexican Mango, Beckett’s tasty crab cakes and oysters, and the Dubliner’s pulled pork Mac and Cheese. Make sure to grab a bratwurst sandwich from Biergarten or a delicious Tilapia sandwich from Waterstone Grill, and of course stop by Ulysses legendary raw bar filled with oysters and shrimp cocktail…. and many more tasty delights!
Thx to MetroMixNewYork for this…
No plans this weekend? Fret not, here’s the scoop on what’s going on in and around town. MORE INFO
The week’s new restaurant openings: Sprinkles, Stivale, Zio, Saravanaa Bhavan, Tappo READ MORE
Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm
A behind-the-scenes look at the cutthroat world of Michelin stars, maniacal chefs, and the chaotic kitchens of New York.
With a grueling combination of in-class training and externships at some of the city’s most famous restaurants, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has graduated some of the most influential chefs and culinary celebrities in the New York City food scene. Jonathan Dixon, CIA graduate and author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America (Clarkson Potter, 2011), and Andrew Friedman, author of Knives at Dawn: America’s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d’Or Competition (Free Press, 2009), offer a behind-the-scenes look at the cutthroat world of Michelin stars, maniacal chefs, and the chaotic kitchens of New York from the perspective of chefs in training. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Carts Program. $
Roger Smith Edible conversation series 2011 / 6pm – 8.30pm @ the Roger Smith Hotel
May 16th Elisabeth Townsend will visit us and discuss her new book
“Our Love Affair With Lobster: First You Scorned Me Now You Love Me?”
$45/person including food, beverage and a copy of Elisabeth’s book BUY TIX
The 38th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival.
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM / 42-57th St. / Rain or Shine!!
A New York City tradition you can’t miss!
Experience the delightful taste of various cuisines from different counrties like Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Asia and many others. Games and fun activities for the children. There will be live stage entertainment of international music and dance at 55th Street on Saturday May 14th & Sunday May 15th.
NO ENTRANCE FEE!
Akita Sake Club Spring Tasting
Friday, May 13, 6:30-9:00
Japanese America Association of New York, 15 West 44th St. (Fifth-Sixth Aves.), 11th floor, Manhattan
Admission: $60 cash, at the door; profits benefit Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief; call 212-682-4393 or email SunPop@att.net for reservations