Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Tasting You Can Afford

Your humble host bring news of another fantastic New York event.

Last year's Village Voice Choice Eats

While there are plenty of tastings around the city, usually for the benefit of one charitable organization or another, the great majority of them are incredibly expensive or lack variety. 

The event I bring to your attention this evening has an extensive, eclectic lineup of some of New York's best restaurants, many of which are from uncharted territories (a.k.a. the outer boroughs).  

This delicious lineup is hand picked for you by none other than famed Village Voice critic Robert Sietsema.  Known for his strong opinions and love of "underdog" restaurants, Sietsema uses this forum to champion his favorite places around town and get patrons to experience unique and wonderful world cuisines.
Robert Sietsema is crazy..... (about great food)

Per the press release, there will be over 50 restaurants from all five boroughs in attendance, nearly double the number that were at the first edition of this now annual event last March.

I'm still waiting for a Jamaican restaurant named "The Jerk Store"

Best of all, all of this deliciousness, plus three hours of open bar, can be experienced by yourself for the very, very reasonable price of $35.  Oh, and did I mention that the profits benefit Slow Food NYC, an organization near and dear to my heart?

If you don't have plans for March 31, 2009, I hope to see you there.

Get your tickets soon as they sell out quickly.


Thursday, February 12, 2009


Sorry for the late notice, but, if you've got an extra quarter-Benjamin lying around, you can attend what promises to be a pretty fantastic event. See below:

Tongue Test

Thursday, 2/12 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Food chemistry guru Harold McGee and taste expert Linda Bartoshuk discuss the science behind flavor at this interactive tasting ($25). Attendees will sample various foods, including the sense-beguiling miracle fruit. New York Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich St. (at Barclay St.), 40th floor;