Fifth Annual Pig Island Returns to Red Hook September 6th!
Now here is an event that I will be happy to attend as it fits in quite nicely with my penchant for all things pig, beer, and music related! If interested and in the NYC area that weekend I would suggest getting tickets quickly as it will probably sell out. Let’s go whole hog and feast on great eats and cold libations!
Food Karma Projects is happy to announce the 5th Annual Pig Island™, returning to the beautiful Erie Basin Park in Red Hook on Saturday, September 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Showcasing the best of New York State local farmers, chefs, brewers, “real”cider makers and vintners all dedicated to bringing home the bacon, Pig Island returns with 20+ chefs from all five boroughs cooking up 80+ hogs sourced from Flying Pigs Farm.
Already, several chefs have lined up to make the most of their pork presence at our annual hogfest! Returning and new chefs include:
- Peter Giannakas (Ovelia)
- Bill Fletcher (Fletcher’s BBQ)
- Joe Dobias (Joe and Mrs. Doe)
- Justin Brunwasser (Friedman’s Lunch) returns with Jon Bratton of NYC Hot Sauce (this was one of the most popular stations last year, so get in line early)
- Bob Devine, pitmaster, with the Jimmy’s No. 43 Summer Rig BBQ Smoker
- Sam Barbieri from Waterfront Ale House/Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ
- Patti Jackson (Delaware and Hudson)
- Chef Shanna Pacifico (Boteco)
- Chef Evan Hanczor (Egg)
- Jacqueline Brooks (Southern Belle BBQ Sauce)
- Randall’s BBQ
- Fort Defiance/The Good Fork, with more TBA
Continue reading Take a voyage to Pig Island Sept 6 in Brooklyn NY!
WEBSTER HALL BRINGING A LITTLE COUNTRY TO THE CITY
EAST VILLE HOEDOWN ON SATURDAY, August 16, 2014
Hot damn I know where I will be at this Saturday! That’s right folks, they are doing it AGAIN! Not too long ago there was a rompin’ stompin’ good time at East Ville de Folies and East Ville des Carnivale events. After the rip-roaring success of the last East Ville event, Webster Hall will host its 1st annual Beer, Whiskey, Moonshine, Bacon and BBQ event – called East Ville Hoedown. The countrified event is scheduled to take place on August 16, 2014 encompassing all four floors of Webster Hall!
Now, I am the type of guy that enjoys a cold beer. Listens to live bands. Kicks back with a tasty whiskey now and then. Has partaken in a shot of moonshine or two. Of course, I love my bacon and BBQ! Yet, who has time to stroll out to the country? So, these good folks decided to bring the country to the city! It will feature your favorite Americana beers, the best whiskeys, bourbons and white lightning Kentucky and Tennessee has to offer. The event will also enable consumers to taste bacon in ways you never imagined along with mouthwatering BBQ. Hot dang! I am already drooling as I am typing this! Bacon! Continue reading Beer, Whiskey, Bacon, Music & Moonshine! Mosey on down to the East Ville Hoedown at Webster Hall NYC August 16!
Well, that was something out of the ordinary! When going away on vacation the majority of normal people out there do something relaxing and fun. You know, the normal stuff like laying on an island beach, going on a cruise, doing Vegas or Disney, maybe even jetsetting to Europe to see the world. Some even do the staycation thing or hang out visiting family. Nope, not me being the mildly disturbed individual that I am. For some idiotic reason I decided to train for months to start my vacation off with a Tough Mudder which is one of the more grueling events one can partake. They even make you sign a “Death Waiver” to be allowed to participate. Not only is it physically demanding but also mentally taxing especially when running it solo as I did. I targeted the July 12th Upstate NY event. For months leading up to this my nights and many mornings included jogging for miles, lifting weights, and basically living in a gym. Eating healthier. I can’t say that it was a total waste of time as it sure paid off! In fact, I had a blast at the Mudder and actually did pretty well. Other than some minor injuries, bruises, and scrapes I walked off that course feeling like a champ and exhilarated. It was an amazing feeling knowing that I succeeded doing something I set out as a personal goal, and overall not many people can claim to taking on the challenge of this event and conquering it. Definitely not a walk through the park.
I am now a proud member of Mudder Nation! Continue reading I conquered Tough Mudder and lived to tell about it! Hoorah!
Laughed our asses off from start to finish. 50 Shades! The Musical is an absolutely hysterical skewering of the book 50 Shades of Grey. This was a total raunchfest with so many funny lines, zingers, and double-entendres throughout. The songs were brilliant on the scale of the dirtiest South Park comes up with. Sharp writing and brisk direction made this 90 minute show breeze by. So many laughs. So much fisting!
Eye candy for the ladies, and some eye candy for the men. Even a really funny full-on banging simulated sex session in the middle of the audience that took everyone by surprise and elicited uproarious laughter! Continue reading 50 Shades! The Musical. Raunchy, filthy, sexy fun in NYC.