Jimmy’s No. 43 Welcomes Cider Week NYC

DSC00495It’s almost here! The annual Cider Week NYC begins this Friday and we’ll have 10 full days of events beckoning cider lovers to come and hang out in our unofficial Cider Week “clubhouse.” Aside from meet-and-greets with great cider makers from all over the country, we’ll be featuring exclusive cask ciders that you won’t find anywhere else in the city, including casks from Blackduck, Descendant, Embark Craft Ciderworks and Eden Ice Ciders. Jimmy’s No. 43 is the place to be for exclusive cider tastings, classes and meet-and-greets starting this Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 15th.

Already, several of our events are being hailed as “Must Attend” for the week, and if you’d like to participate to the fullest, we have a very small number off all-inclusive Super Cider Week NYC VIP Passes ($100 ticket available here).

Featured events include (unless otherwise noted, all events are pay-as-you-go):

Friday, November 6thJohn Reynolds Sidra Cask Kick off Party for Cider Week NYC - We kick off Cider Week NYC with a very special cask from Blackduck Cidery. Come meet cidermaker John Reynolds and try his amazing Spanish-inspired still cider.

Saturday, November 7th – Two events: A Pig Butchering demo featuring J. Fox of Hudson & Charles (ticket required) and a Cider 101 Class with Foggy Ridge Cider Maker Diane Flynt. RSVP required

Tuesday, November 10thCider Cocktail Night featuring NY Apple Brandy and Meet the Author Darlene Hayes - We’ll have featured cider-based cocktails all night long plus all-NY-State Apple Brandy from Neversink Spirits.

Wednesday, November 11thCider Week NYC Cask Night and Meet the Cider Maker: Eden’s Eleanor Leger

Thursday, November 12thEnglish Cider Night with Sam Smith

Friday, November 13th – Sample 20+ different ciders (many from the west coat) during Reverend Nat’s Cider Seminary – Ticket required

It’s all leading up to the amazing Cider Salon on Saturday, November 14th. The line-up for the day (ticket required) includes:

  • 1PM – Jacob Lagoner with Embark Cask Sampling will talk about cask ciders, apple varieties and the evolution of cider making in his area of NY State
  • 2PM – Cheese and Cider Sampling with Lauren McDowell (editor of Cheese Rank) and Jahil Maplestone of Descendant Cider featuring Murray’s Cheese (and Descendant cask)
  • 3PM – “Wild Apples” with cider makers Steve Selin and Andy Brennan: A discussion of using foraged apples for cider recipes
  • 4PM – “The Intersection of Beer and Cider” with Josh Bernstein and Eric West featuring West Coast Ciders from “Rev” Nat West of Reverend Nat’s Ciders
  • 5PM – Apple Varieties with Loulou Spencer of Farnum Hill and Kevin Zielinski of EZ Orchards
  • 6PM – Natural Wine and Cider Making with wine writer Alice Feiring and Andy Brennan

Plus additional cheese and cider tastings on Fridays and a cider spin on our Lechon Pig brunch on Sundays (all our events are listed here).

Since the very first year of Cider Week NYC, Jimmy’s No. 43 is the place where you can expect to rub shoulders with the likes of cider makers from Aaron Burr, Eden Ice Ciders, Eve’s Cidery, Farnum Hill, and even west coast cider makers like Reverend Nat’s Cidery. We hope to see you living it up at the best place for cider – not just in NYC, but – in the country!

Unless otherwise noted, regular bar/restaurant service is available during the Cider Week NYC events. All programming/offerings subject to change/availability.

We’re 10! Come Celebrate with us!

Jimmys10YearFB.aiFor traditionalists, today marks our “Tin” Anniversary. That’s right, Jimmy’s No. 43 is celebrating 10 years of a very long strange trip (hurricanes, explosions – four major shutdowns over the years). Mostly, we’re just super grateful to everyone who has supported us over the past decade, making Jimmy’s No. 43 one of the best gastropubs in the US (we always love it when travelers stop by because they heard about us back home!).

In a place like NYC “survival is the new success…” and we’ve more than survived: We’ve thrived thanks to the many patrons and special guests who frequent our establishment. So, tonight, rather than a crazy party, we’re just doing what we do best – and love to do – bringing a trio of killer beer makers from Oregon (The Commons Brewery, Gigantic Brewing Company, and Occidental Brewing Company) along with a couple book authors (Christian DeBenedetti and Andrea Slonecker, signing copies of their new book, Beer Bites) for a meet and greet that will go on until late this evening.

Of course, we’ll have plenty of food from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43 (cool video about us shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket), including several “Lechon” whole roast pigs on tonight’s menu. If you can’t join us, you can show your 10th Anniversary love by buying a gift certificate (our backroom is also available for your holiday parties starting with Halloween in a couple weeks).

And you never know who might stop by to wish us happy anniversary, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrity guests.

Tin foil hat optional!


Fall into Jimmy’s No. 43… Oh, and 10th Anniversary Party Next Week

BackRoom_PartyJimmy’s No. 43 is gearing up for fall with recurring weekend themes and tastings of great cask beers and ciders, including a fall Cider Week preview featuring some of Vermont’s best cider makers at Eden, Shacksbury and Citizen Ciders. It’s all leading up to our favorite beer event of the year, the 6th Annual Battle of the Belgians, taking place on Sunday, December 6th.

Plus, we’re celebrating a decade doing business in the East Village with a 10th Anniversary party on Wednesday, October 14th! We’ll be welcoming special guests (brewers, beer authors, plus local beer celebrities) to mingle with all who want to come out and toast us. In addition to a private celebration in the back room, in the main part of the restaurant we’ll have a pay-as-you-go bash with some of our favorite Oregon Brewers: The Commons Brewery, Gigantic Brewing Company, and Occidental Brewing Company.

Among our featured events for fall:

  • Cask Saturdays. Every Saturday at 1 PM we’re hitting the pins and tapping a cask. Autumn is perfect weather for fest beers from Germany, along with domestic cask ales. On October 17th, we’ll be adding on to Cask Saturday with “Cask 101” featuring Keg & Lantern Brewing Company. Meet the brewer and learn all about the nuanced art that is beer in a cask.
  • “Lechon” Pig Sundays. On Sundays we serve up the whole hog direct from our new Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43. Pay by the plate and enjoy this remarkable dish along with sides and a specialty sauce. Available from 1 PM while supplies last.
  • Private Parties. We recently underwent major renovations to the back room, which is the perfect place to throw a holiday party. If you haven’t checked it out recently, be sure to drop in and see the on-going Beer Portrait series by photographer Matt Coats in our “gallery”. Whether it’s dressing up for Halloween or putting together the perfect birthday bash (not to mention New Year’s Eve), we can offer everything from a la carte to fully catered affairs. E-mail to inquire.
  • Vermont Cider Night. We’ll have a full week of cider programming when Cider Week NYC returns on November 6th-15th, but we’re getting a jump start on Saturday, October 24th, with cider makers from Vermont and live Americana music on the Backroom stage.
  • Battle of the Belgians. Tickets are already selling quickly for our sixth annual event featuring three hours of walk-around sampling of some of the world’s best bottled beers paired against American draught Belgian-style ales.

And of course we’ll have all the best craft beer, ciders, wine and cocktails, not to mention our great line-up of dishes from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43

We hope to see you this fall!