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Red Hook Bait & Tackle – a Hurricane Sandy Survivor

I love a good dive bar with all kinds of kitschy stuff on the walls!

This is one of those spots that you find now and then in the NYC area which makes you wish was closer to your apartment, but also glad that it’s far enough away from you. The temptation to lure me into here on a daily basis would be tough to resist. My liver would hate me, but man, would I be a happy camper here.

Red Hook Bait & Tackle is one of those places. It’s one of those bars that every New Yorker who appreciates a good dive should trek out to at least once. Plus, this bar was devastated by Hurricane Sandy along with many other businesses in the Red Hook area, so that makes it even more of a terrific pilgrimage to visit and support them. It’s a testament to the owners resolve, and the community who helped them get back on their feet. Continue reading Red Hook Bait & Tackle – a Hurricane Sandy Survivor

Take a trip back to Pig Island for a porktastic time in NYC!

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Oh, I remember last year when we washed ashore in Red Hook, Brooklyn, then went whole hog and feasted on some tasty porky eats and brewtastic libations! Well, looks like we will raise the sails and wash the poop deck again as we are headed back to Pig Island on Saturday Sept 12 to pig out on all things hog, and wash it down with cold beer, wine, cider, and some whiskey too! Now that’s the way to spend a NYC weekend afternoon at the end of summer. Who said the summer is over? Not when we have these kinds of festivals going on.

Oh, that’s right, did I say there will now be whiskey featured at this swinetacular event? Yes siree Bob! What better way to wash down some pig than with a fine liquor to soothe the palate. An artisan whiskey tent on hand is expected to include local and regional spirits from High West, NY Distilling and Van Brunt Stillhouse, among others. Reverend Nat’s Cider, and Sixpoint craft beer will be among the other libations. Get in mah bellah!

My mouth is already watering just thinking about it! Drool. Hopefully the weather gods will grace us with a decent day out, but rain or shine make no mistake and arrive hungry and ready to eat! Continue reading Take a trip back to Pig Island for a porktastic time in NYC!

Pig, Pork, Beer, Wine, and Cider. I Pigged out at Pig Island!

Look! I found bacon seeds!
Look! I found bacon seeds!

One thing I do enjoy about living in NYC are the abundance of outdoor events we can enjoy here. I do sometimes forget that we live along the water right on the Atlantic Ocean and the multiple waterfronts offer amazing views for ample public events to take place.  I happened to partake in one this weekend called Pig Island, and it was on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. As the name implies this one was all about the pork and I did make quite a pig out of myself. Beer, cider, wine, pig and pork products. Oh my! The tickets were all inclusive and we took full advantage of it. Talk about being a total piggy! By the end of the day we rolled out of there. I ate so much pig! Drank so much beer and cider! Oink! Continue reading Pig, Pork, Beer, Wine, and Cider. I Pigged out at Pig Island!

Take a voyage to Pig Island Sept 6 in Brooklyn NY!

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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!