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).

Taiwanese Pub Dinner, Cool Beers, Awesome Vibe: #EastVillageLoves Jimmy’s No. 43

BackBarWe’ve been putting on some great beers for spring and fixing up our backroom for the season (check out the back bar!). We’re accepting reservations for parties, small weddings, group dinners, corporate get-togethers and bachelor/ette parties. We’re loving the new vibe and updates as we celebrate #EastVillageLoves, part of a campaign to boost business in the East Village since the destruction from March.
And if you’re hanging out in the neighborhood, keep your eyes open for some celebrities who live nearby. We aren’t giving away addresses, but our friend’s a EV Grieve recently profiled Dame Helen Mirren and why she loves the East Village (her home when she’s not in London). Dame Helen is up for a Tony this weekend, and we hope our “Queen of the East Village” wins!
Speaking of this weekend, seats remain for this Sunday’s (June 7th) five-course “Taiwanese Pub Dinner” celebrating the delicious cuisine of Taiwan! Not Eating Out enthusiast Cathy Erway has a new cookbook, The Food of Taiwan, which will be available for purchase (additional) at the event. Or just come for the family-style meal that will be prepared by the author and served in a unique and intimate gathering, co-sponsored by TAP NYC. Full menu and tickets can be found here.
‎Finally, we have our beers of the week either on or coming up on draught:
  • The Evil Twin / Beavertown (Robert Plant’s son Logan’s London-based brewery) collaboration XXX Beer, an Imperial British-style “Mild” Ale based on an 1839 British recipe and weighing in at a not-so-mild 9.5% ABV
  • Folksbier Morning Dew “Hoppy Kölsch” (owner Jimmy Carbone coined the term after trying the Carton Boat Beer: “The style is similar to a Kölsch – lager-esque yet an ale. It’s easy drinking, but more hoppy, which doesn’t fit the traditional Kölsch style guidelines.”)
  • Boogie Board Stuntz – another Kölsch collaboration beer between Brooklyn’s The Other Half and Maine’s Bunker Brewing

We think these are some of the nicest beers of the season, so we hope you’ll join us this week for a pint or two!

And don’t forget to stop by on Fridays from 3-8 when Jonathan White of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse drops by with cheese samples (free with beverage purchase), part of his weekly schlep to the city… hanging out with friends at Jimmy’s No. 43!

Guess the chef? New Summer Menu by Secret Chef in Preview

wingsadoboWe’re very excited to be previewing a new kitchen menu that we’ll be launching later in June. We’ve been working with a “secret chef” to develop some very cool new dishes, including:

  • Chicken Wings Adobo – slow-braised wings that are deep-fried to order, resulting in “melt off the bone” deliciousness
  • Pork Spring Rolls – made with heritage pork and the freshest market veggies
  • Pork Belly Taco with Thai Chili Lime Sauce

Can you guess who’s helping curate our new menu items? “Secret Chef” will be identified soon!

We’ll be rolling out more dishes as we get into summer, along with an expanded cocktail program. We’re also featuring a “Cocktail of the Week” for summer. This week we’re serving up El Jimador Palmoas made with El Jimador Tequila, jalapeno juice and grapefruit soda. Perfect effervescence for the hotter days.

And, of course, we’ll have a great lineup of beers on draught this week and into the weekend, including:

  • Folksbier Morning Dew, a “hoppy Kölsch
  • Barrier Brewing’s Money IPA – one of our favorite India Pale Ales weighing in at a solid 7.3% ABV
  • And we still have some of the Manhattan premiere of Boogie Board Stuntz – a Kölsch collaboration beer between Brooklyn’s The Other Half and Maine’s Bunker Brewing

We’ll also be pouring Farnum Hill by the glass for you cider lovers!

Among our events this week is tonight’s (Wednesday, 5/27) meet-and-greet fundraiser for Brooklyn Rescue Mission. And if you haven’t heard, Early Bird tickets for Pig Island (and first round of chefs) have been announced!

Hope to see you enjoying our new menu items and drinks this week at Jimmy’s No. 43!