We’re very excited about this weekend’s upcoming first annual Taste of East Village, a culinary festival on East 7th Street, featuring dishes from more than 20 of the East Village’s best restaurants and eateries, and live entertainment from local musicians and cultural groups.
We’ve partnered with Porcena, Veselka, Luke’s Lobster and the Cooper Square Committee to present an event that will feature live entertainment alongside great eats and cool drinks! We’ll be open all day Saturday, September 17th, with libations and some special programming, including a poetry reading from 3-5PM featuring Seven Poets along with whiskey and mezcal tastings. Your used ticket gets you into the spirits sampling for free!
We hope you’ll join us on Saturday to celebrate our amazing East Village and Lower East Side community at the first annual Taste of East Village!
Fall is just around the corner, meaning seasonal beers are coming your way. There are a couple breweries we are featuring on tap this week, and we’re loving what they’re doing! First up is the newly opened Interboro Spirits & Ales, the first brewery/distillery to open in NYC. Right now we have their Bushburg on draft, a perfect Pilsner for these final hazy lazy days of summer. We’re also enjoying the newest beers by Jeff O’Neil (f/of Peekskill Brewing), whose Industrial Arts brews we’ve be rotating through.
As for food, our fall seasonal menu features farm-to-table and butcher’s cuts, including our amazing “Best Burger” with a custom grind from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery. You can enjoy more in burgers starting next month, when George Motz has a weekly burger pop-up every Thursday night.
And for our vegetarian friends, we’ll feature a separate pop-up on Sundays through September as Chef Zad Farahvash of Cafe Zarathustra brings some Persian flair to our kitchen.
Speaking of cafes… Our Cafe Society Backroom is open for your fall and holiday bookings! Be sure to email us with your party needs, as slots are already booking up into the new year.
The wait is over! Our good friend, Jeff O’Neil (former head brewer at Peekskill) has been working for the past year to open his own brewery in Rockland County (Hudson Valley)… and the first brew is available this weekend at Jimmy’s No. 43! We just received “The Tools of the Trade,” a pale ale just released by Jeff’s new brewery, Industrial Arts.
Jeff has been a frequent guest on Beer Sessions Radio (pictured right with Host Jimmy Carbone and Industrial Arts GM Sofia Barbaresco, herself formerly of Broken Bow). Industrial Arts, is slated to open this fall in the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center in Rockland County, but we’ve been waiting a year for this beer that we’ll be tapping today or tomorrow as a draught line opens.
We expect to be carrying Jeff’s beers regularly, but you can get a sneak peek (taste?) this weekend of some hoppy goodness from Industrial Arts Brewing!