From Bourbons to Sours, April Brings the Best in Beer, Spirits and Food

ALetterGradeIf you’re old enough to remember the hit show “Happy Days,” you probably remember the Fonz’s catchphrase: AAAAAAAYYYYY! Well, we have a big thumbs up here at the restaurant, having received an A-grade from the health department just in time for spring and our new seasonal menu. If you haven’t been by in awhile, now is the perfect time to try out our market menu, which will feature new items in April, including biscuits!

The biscuits are inspired in part by our growing spirits program and a new monthly food and spirits tasting that will feature whisky expert Lew Bryson pairing bourbons with pulled pork biscuits sourced from Flying Pigs Farm and Brooklyn Biscuit Company. It’s all part of Jimmy’s Spirit Council where we bring in renowned authors and other spirits experts to do guided tastings with locally sourced food pairings. On April 4th, you can join us for a guided tasting offering up Yankee hospitality southern style!

Special guest Lew Bryson will be signing his book (Tasting Whisky) and  sampling some great blends from NY State distilleries. Lew told us about the chance to try local spirits: “While the traditional bourbon makers of Kentucky still make great stuff, and make most of the bourbon we see, the monopoly is over. Bourbon is being made all over the country, there’s no secret to it. But no matter where it’s made, bourbon just loves to cuddle up to some great pulled pork!”

To join in next Tuesday’s (4/4) tasting and find out more info, check out our event listing.

And if you are looking for even more spiritual awakenings this summer, then our intimate (limited to 20 people, tickets here) Spring of Gin botanicals tasting with Brad Japhe on Wednesday, April 26th, should be on your “must do” list.

For foodies, we’ll have a new pop-up kitchen with Yana Gilbuena on April 6th and 7th, with a NY Slow Food Slow Grains Day on Sunday, April 9th. (All events here.) Plus we’ll be adding to our farmer’s market menu with new meat (lasagna) and vegetarian (mushroom tacos, shishito peppers) as the first of the spring’s bounty arrives.

And of course our month wouldn’t be complete without some great beer events including a West Coast Beer Pioneers night on April 27th and our annual April Sours tasting event on April 29th.

Spring has sprung! We’ll see you at Jimmy’s No. 43.