Michael Symon proved he's a force to be reckoned with at the 2014 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Burger Bash with his fourth People's Choice Award win. Shake Shack nabbed the Judges' Award.
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After 5 years in Washington DC, this year's SAVOR, an epic craft beer and food pairing event, is moving to the Altman Building in New York City. And we have a pair of tickets to give to you!
What if we took the craft cocktail experience out of a bar—and dropped it into something closer to a concert? Drinks as one part of a stage show, traveling between cities? That's what Aaron Polsky (Amor y Amargo, Neta, Manon) and Damon Boelte (Prime Meats) are going for. We chatted with Polsky about his plans for Cripple Creek, the talent involved, and what exactly a "live multi-sensory cocktail experience" means.
"Is molecular gastronomy out? Are hydrocolloids and concepts like deconstruction passé?" So challenges Chef Alex Stupak in his second incarnation of the Push Project. Last Thursday and Friday evening, he welcome his friend / former colleague at Alinea Chef Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine in Beverly Hills into his kitchen at Empellon Cocina to serve nine courses to a group of hungry guests.
The rise in cider festivals this fall is a clear sign that America's "cider revolution" is in full swing. From inaugural events in Vermont and the Finger Lakes, to tried and true celebrations in Michigan and Massachusetts, here are a few events across the country serving up a crash course in our favorite apple tipple.
There are few relationships more symbiotic than coffee and alcohol. As does the sun come up each morning, so must it go down each night. Thus, the second-annual Coffee Cocktail Mash-Up bellies up to the bar this Sunday, June 24, in NYC. The event is a rare opportunity to celebrate the marriage of coffee and booze, and in this case, coffee's meant to be the couple's better half.
Even though many bartenders are storytellers, writers, poets, and playwrights on the side, it's rare for a group of them to get together and build cocktails inspired by bits of verse. At the National Poetry Month Cocktail Celebration this weekend at Back Forty in New York, they did just that, offering a group of drinks each inspired by a poem.
The folks behind Get Real NY are quickly making a name for themselves as hosts of some of the best craft-beer focused events in New York City. By bringing together world renowned beers from the likes of Founders, Anchorage, Nogne O, and more with food from some of the city's top chefs, these events walk the line between gourmet feast and block party buffet. Their latest event, Aporkalypse Now, took place on February 25, and was no exception.
Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause.
From super local brews to rare releases from up the coast, L.A. Beer Week has thus far offered a range of stellar sips. Take a look at some of our favorites in the slideshow, and if you're in town, there's still plenty of Beer Week to be enjoyed—now through October 23.
Portland Cocktail week is rapidly approaching. If you've glanced at the schedule on the PDXCW homepage you know just how many great looking tours, seminars, and parties are taking place. As much as I would l love to go to every event, I must be realistic, I still have my job—as well as my liver—to worry about. So where will I be sipping? Here's the game plan.
NYC Brewer's Choice at City Winery offered beer lovers a rare opportunity to try a number of limited, unique, and aged beers while talking to the brewers who crafted them. We ate and drank our way through the crowd in search of the night's standouts.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo happens every year in Chicago, and I've watched TV shows on it, read about it, and dreamed of attending for years. Finally, this year was it. Jen and I headed to the Windy City to check out this year's chocolate trends (you can find other highlights from the show here). Of course there are loads, but what were the ones that kept popping up?
Just about no one in the cocktail world is as revered as cocktail expert and historian David Wondrich, and he'll be appearing at New York's Astor Center tomorrow night.
Last week the organizers and sponsors of Tales of the Cocktail brought this signature New Orleans event to Vancouver, B.C. How did the event function in another, less notoriously party-hearty city? Did it translate into Canadian? After spending several days in Vancouver for before-and-after celebrations, as well as for the main event on Monday, I can say with a little surprise that the answer is "mostly yes."
Prepare your own Roast Pork Steam Buns during Whole Foods' hands-on Essentials of Cantonese Cooking class. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] Thursday December 9 Edible Pursuit Thursday December 9th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Put your obscure knowledge of noise bands...
Many belts were unbuckled at last weekend's Holiday Food Experiment, another jam-packed cook-off by Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, where attendees always leave well fed.
Tickets are $20 (available here) and include two Brooklyn Brewery pints, food from the Meat Hook, and trivia admission. But we're giving away two pairs right here on Serious Eats.
Try latkes at the Second Annual Latke Festival. [Photograph: Lucy Baker] Thursday December 2 Beer + Latkes Hanukkah Celebration Thursday December 2nd, 7:00 p.m. In its third year, this Hanukkah celebration and Sephardic music festival features latkes and beer...
Because nobody has enough to do this time of year, why not take some time to further your coffee education? Though you can taste dozens of amazing coffees on your own in New York City, there's really nothing like...