Whole “Lechon” Pig and Whiskey Dinner this Sunday

whiskeyWe’re going whole hog with an amazing line-up of NY State whiskeys co-hosted by Angel’s Envy and featuring a three-course menu from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43 with a whole “Lechon” roast pig.

Menu will include (subject to change):

First course – an array of appetizers from the new Thai-Filipino influenced menu from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43 paired with Angel’s Envy (exact whiskey TBA)

Second course – A whole “Lechon” roast pig and sides paired with McKenzie’s (exact whiskey TBA)

Third course – Cheese plate paired with Harvest (Hudson Valley) Single Malt scotch-style whisky

Dessert – a specialty whiskey cocktail with Hudson Baby Bourbon

And maybe a few surprise sips along the way!

The Village Voice recently published a great article on the state of New York State whiskeys, and this is your chance to learn all about (or even more about) the nuances of whiskey, including recognizing port finish, the latest trend in artisan spirits, and the history of Angel’s Envy (where DID that name come from?).

Tickets on sale here.

Jimmy’s No. 43 Welcomes July Good Beer Month

LechonRoastPigWe’re revving up for another great summer as July Good Beer Month arrives. For the past seven years, we’ve led the charge to recognize outstanding craft beer establishments, of which Jimmy’s No. 43 is one! We’re bringing in a bevvy of special guests all month long with theme nights and one special dinner (non-beer, but we care about our new whiskey program, too!)

We’re doing our official July Good Beer Month launch alongside Niko Krommydas, whose Craft Beer App now has a Craft Beer Map (we’re on it!). We’ll have copies of it available for sale ($5, plus you’ll get $1 off your first beer), with special beers coming on tap tonight, including:

  • Finback’s new sour beer: The Loneliness of Distant Space
  • Threes Brewing’s Just Add Water (a collaboration with Jeff “Chief” O’Neil)
  • Barrage Brewing’s Yada, Yada, Yada, which might be the brewery’s first appearance in NYC

We expect other beer luminaries to be in the house, including KelSo Brewing’s Kelly Taylor along with others from the NYC Brewers Guild.

Next week we’re having a Spanish craft beer theme week in honor of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona! We’re joining other great bars around the city with a nice round-up of great Spanish beers. We’ll culminate our festivities on Friday, July 10th, with a Spanish beer and disco night! It’s all leading up to the coolest outdoor cooking event (we’ll be grilling on the East River Manhattan waterfront) of the month, Running with the Beef™! You can find out more about this beef and beer extravaganza – taking place on Saturday, July 11th – here.

On Sunday, July 19th, we’re taking a wee beer break and offering an amazing whiskey dinner with Angel’s Envy: You’ll get three courses, including our amazing whole roast “Lechon” pig dinner with sides, and four whiskeys (with a few surprise samplings likely). Full details about the dinner can be found under our events listings.

Speaking of our main course, the Lechon Roast Pig Dinner is available for your party or large gathering (3 days’ notice required)! Or, if you are looking for a larger event space, we are also launching an outdoor catering collaboration with the new Farm on Kent in Williamsburg. You can book your wedding, reunion or corporate outing with us!
And don’t forget that our new menu from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43 is available all night long (limited late-night). We’re getting great reviews (or catch up on the new kitchen offerings here):

Welcome to Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43

JimmyKingToastWe’re excited to debut our new kitchen collaboration with Chef King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn and Umi Nom: Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43! The restaurant will serve sophisticated yet approachable Thai and Filipino street food; Chef King is currently serving an abbreviated menu, and the concept will launch officially for dinner next Tuesday, June 16th the full menu 7-days-a-week at Jimmy’s No. 43!
Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43 will be open for business seven nights a week, with a delicious and indulgent menu that includes:
  • Pork Belly Adobo Tacos with Thai Chili Lime Sauce
  • Adobo Chicken Wings (slow braised then fried to order; the meat melts off the bone)
  • Halo Halo Fries with Dried Bonito Flakes
  • A special order (for group dinners of 8 or more) “Lechon” whole roast pig (e-mail in advance to reserve!) – we’ll have a la carte ($25/pp) Lechon pig this Father’s Day (more info here)

The kitchen will have a limited bar menu on weekends after midnight.

While Jimmy’s No. 43 known as a go-to spot for craft beer and cider, we also now have full liquor license and a great new selection of local whiskey, gin and bourbon cocktails, which pair beautifully with Chef King’s Thai and Filipino dishes. Must haves include the Tequila Paloma, Lemongrass Gin & Tonic, and Vodka Calamansi.
Jimmy and Chef King met more than a decade ago as volunteers at Days of Tastes and have worked together on Pig Island, New York’s favorite porcine festival. On the inspiration behind launching a permanent home for Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43, King puts it succinctly: “Jimmy is a big fan of my food, and I’m a big fan of his bar.”
We’re the same Jimmy’s No. 43 with a great new kitchen and menu! We survived the East
Village gas explosion, have reopened, and will have a better menu than ever! Come this week for the roll out, and next week for the full menu (here).