While winter may be grasping at the heels of spring, the latter is coming (we promise), and with it will be many stalwart friends of Jimmy’s No. 43. We have a great chance to catch up with beer pioneers, future beer judges, our favorite photographer, some great authors who write books on artisan spirits, plus some non-profit friends and new pop-up kitchens. So much to see, learn, imbibe and enjoy!
First up (and we’ll have one less hour to wait for it, as DST starts this weekend) is the return of our good friend Jeff Cioletti, who will be leading an Irish Whiskey tasting next Tuesday, March 14th, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Jeff will be pouring his favorite whiskeys to pair with a traditional corned beef & cabbage buffet-style dinner. You can still get tickets here. The event is part of Jimmy’s Spirit Council, a series of monthly tastings where we support spirits and foods and the people who talk and write about them (in April, it will be Lew Bryson and bourbons).
The Spirit Council isn’t the only new addition to spring’s drinking “must dos”: We’ll be featuring West Coast Pioneers throughout the coming months, harkening back to craft beer’s early days. Next up in the WCP series is a Stone Brewing night on Wednesday, March 22nd. Come by (Enjoy By?) and drink some great west coast IPAs; we’ll have several of Stone’s best on draft and by the bottle.
On Tuesday, March 21st, we’re welcoming back photographer Ann V. Reilly , whose curation of beer label art has been part of our “Wall of Foam” series the past few years. She’ll have new photos mounted and you can see them yourself and meet Ann as part of a Beer Label Art Party. See the art. Drink the beers. Pay as you go.
We’re also going to be featuring more pop-up kitchen take-overs this month, including a fabulous ticketed dinner with Ben Conniff of Luke’s Lobster on Thursday, March 16th. Or if brunch is more your style, be sure to join us on Sunday, March 19th, as we welcome back Chefs Consortium for a laid-back buffet brunch (more info/tickets here).
And speaking of welcoming back… It’s time to quack quack as Slow Food NYC brings its annual Duck Cook-Off to the restaurant on Sunday, March 26th. You can support a great cause (food education) and get your duck face all at the same time!
Also back at Jimmy’s No. 43? The NYC Homebrewers Guild with their annual Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) classes in the Backroom. Be sure to say hello to them if they’re hanging around the bar on Tuesday nights.
We are family… family of Jimmy’s No. 43!