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In Meet The Chef on September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm


Get a sneak peak tasting of COBRA KAI October 2nd at Pig Island: VIA GRUBHUB.COM
Korean Tacos Coming to Korilla BBQ Truck and Pig Island

Like pork? Then listen up. Jimmy Carbone ofJimmy’s No. 43 just sent over the lineup for Pig Island, the Governors Island pig out we told you about earlier. Next Wednesday, chefs will head to the Greenmarket to pick up pigs from Violet Hill Farm, the Piggery, Autumn Harvest, Flying Pig Farm, and Tamarack Hollow, and then on Saturday, they’ll be serving the dishes you see below — an unprecedented onslaught of swine. You’ll notice Cody Utzman of Papacitos is doing the inevitable Mexican-Korean tacos — you may also want to know that buzz is starting to build around the Korilla BBQ truck (motto: “The Mind-blowing Korean Tacos of NY and NJ”). New York Street Food has some food shots (as does the truck’s Facebook page) and Eater thinks she’s readying for an October rollout.



In Meet The Chef on April 23, 2010 at 2:48 am


All day event at Papacitos. Cinco De Mayo will be the official grand opening of our Mexican Garden. Completely renovated space to soak up the summer sun, while enjoying Tacos, Sangria, Frozen Margaritas and Tequila Shots! Full bar and new menu items, such as Avocado Cheese Burger, Grilled Rib Eyes Steak and Vegan Ground Beef Tacos!

Come out MAY 5th, and enjoy Drink Specials, 1$ Tecate all day and night and Free Tequila Shots every hour of the day!!

Sponsored by Sauza, Hornitos, Tecate and Modelo! Come by for free shirts, shot glasses and get a picture and a shot from one of Hot Sauza Gold Girls!

Live Mariachi Band

DJ Rev Pet 12-3pm
Music by : Dick Smith 3-8pm
Hot Caliente Music 8-11pm
DJ Bamalamadingdong 11-2am



In Meet The Chef on February 11, 2010 at 4:13 am

FOOD, from Field to Fork/A Growing Chefs Fundraiser

I will be cooking it up with a few kids from Growing Chefs. Come support this amazing event and watch myself an the Growing Chefs from the open kitchen at Urban Rustic.

Saturday February 27, 2010
7 – Midnight
Urban Rustic
236 North 12th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tickets available at:

Join us on Saturday, February 27th as we gather foodies, green thumbs, and chefs to celebrate the art of eating well from field to fork. Hosted by local foods based specialty shop Urban Rustic, the evening will include an endless sampling of seasonal local treats prepared on site by the culinary team at Growing Chefs in partnership with Brooklyn Standard. Look forward to live music to get your foot stompin’ and a spectacular auction guaranteed to make your green thumb start itching to grow.

Auction items include incredible gifts from all over the watershed. Bid to win: an apple tree lease from Liberty View Farms, beekeeping lessons with Silvermine Apiaries, seedstock from Hudson Valley Seed Library, private rooftop tour of a minifarm greenroof in SOHO with Goode Green, composting kit and wintertime reading from celebrated author Annie Hauwk, a subscription to Diner Journal, fresh off the press “The Art of Eating In” by Cathy Erway, gift certificate to Franny’s, treats from vendors of Greenpoint Food Market, passes & beer from Brooklyn Brewery, a private day on the farm with Annie Novak, and much more!

Put on your dancing shoes and come hungry!
Purchase tickets at the door, or http://growingchefs.eventbrite.com/

Growing Chefs: Food Education from Field to Fork was founded in 2005 to connect young eaters to their food with the simple act of planting a seed. Over the past five years, the culinary and horticultural team has grown to partner with Slow Food, Just Food, Greenmarket, and Health Corps to carry forth its basic philosophy: broccoli is not boring! In 2009, Growing Chefs hosted over 30 workshops and classes at the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm (www.RooftopFarms.org), instructing students and adult professionals on composting, growing your own food, urban sustainability, green roofs, and the ecological art of eating good food. Growingchefs.org

Urban Rustic brings the best of local farmers and producers along with reliably made staples from farther afield, featuring bio-dynamic organic and sustainably produced foods that encourage dialogue between consumer and supplier. Urbanrusticnyc.com

Brooklyn Standard is a natural foods Grocery, Coffee Bar, Bakery, Convenience Mart, and Eatery. It is sustainability-conscious, are focusing on local employment and products, homemade food, being involved in the community, and green operations. We are simultaneously providing the freshest and best, fostering self-employment, and caring for our planet. Brooklynstandarddeli.com

Greenpoint Food Market is inspired by all foods fresh and local, artisanal and homemade. It is a response to a burgeoning culinary food scene billowing through Brooklyn and functions as a support system for food makers in search of an audience to present and share their home-craft goods. GFM encourages community involvement and DIY methods of food production and hopes to bring people together to simply enjoy and appreciate delicious food. Greenpointfoodmarket.wordpress.com

I will be judging this event, come eat PIE for a good cause, other then it taste good!!

In Meet The Chef on January 13, 2010 at 2:08 am

It’s that time again, folks! It’s our THIRD Annual Pie Contest. Come show off your pie making skills to help raise funds for a great organization, BK Farmyards, an organization seeking to turn the vast amount of unused acreage in NYC into farmable land. ( http://www.bkfarmyards.com )

Bring your pies at 5:30, just make sure that:

a. The crust is homemade.

b. It’s not a pizza pie

c. you bring a modestly sized place card with a description of the pie ONLY written on it

Entry is free for those with a pie and $5 for those there to indulge. WIth your entry fee you get a judging ballot so that you can pick your favorite pie.

There will be 3 local chefs (Cody Utzman -Papacitos/Brooklyn Standard and Food Network’s Chopped), Seamus Mullen- Boqueria and The Next Iron Chef and Diane DiMeo-Red Box Bistro and Chopped champion!) present to preside over the judges table. Prizes from local businesses will be awarded to the BEST SWEET, BEST SAVORY and PEOPLE’S CHOICE.

Please email BEEKEEPER@BROOKLYNHONEY.COM to sign up. You don’t have to sign up to enter but it helps us to get an idea of how many pies to expect.

Hope you can join us! Find out more about BK Farmyards here:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
6:00pm – 11:00pm
K&M Bar, Williamsburg

Annual Cassoulet Cook Off

In Meet The Chef on January 13, 2010 at 1:11 am

The Chef will be competing in a Cassoulet Cook Off. Everybody come out an enjoy my favorite winter dish of all time!! Hope to see ya all there and make sure you vote for your Chef.

On Saturday, January 16, from 1- 5:00 PM, the back room of Jimmy’s No. 43 will be filled with a variety of cassoulets created by inventive minds with impeccable palates. Some chefs, some amateurs, all food lovers.

In January of 2009, Jimmy’s No. 43 hosted its first Cassoulet Cook Off to benefit the Greenmarket in NYC. Cassoulet packed the house that Saturday afternoon, and we aim to do it again in January of 2010 as part of our Greenmarket Sausage Week. We will feature charcroute garni, bangers and mash, of course CASSOULET – all from Greenmarket farmers like Flying Pigs Farm, Violet Hill Farm, Tamarack Hollow, and 3 Corner Field Farm.

Jimmys NO. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th St. NY, NY 10003 212-982-3006