For Morgan Schick and Eric Quilty, creating food-and-cocktail pairings was always part of the game plan. Schick (of the Mission's Trick Dog) and Quilty (of East Bay Spice Company) banded together in 2010 to form Jupiter Olympus, a cocktail consulting group. At Choke, an artichoke-themed dinner hosted by Cynar, they paired 5 cocktails with food from Chris Kronner of Kronnerburger and Kevin Cimino of St. Vincent.
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Tales of the Cocktail has been celebrating the art of mixing (and drinking) cocktails in New Orleans for over a decade. The past few years, they've also brought their act on the road to Vancouver, but this year, TOTC headed south to Buenos Aires, Argentina to soak up local cocktail culture and bring a little NOLA to South America.
The 9th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival wrapped up last weekend with the much anticipated Grand Tasting. Wine flowed freely, and there was plenty of food on the bay at Embarcadero Marina Park North, from burgers and tacos to more refined options like savory cilantro crepes with beef cheeks and sweetbreads. Check out our 10 favorite bites.
San Diego has been even sudsier than usual lately, as over 500 beer events—including special dinners, brewery tours, and pint nights—took place all over the city during the 4th annual San Diego Beer Week. Crowds clamored to the sold-out closing event, the SDBW and Chef Celebration Beer Garden at Torrey Pines. The tasting event partners local craft breweries with San Diego's top chefs.
To celebrate the release of Edible Selby, Bar Tartine in San Francisco hosted a series of events this week bringing together a few talented guest chefs who are featured on the book's pages, including Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food and Ignacio Mattos of Isa.
Some of the highlights of the weekend's events were Friday night's Taste of the South, featuring tastes from the best local restaurants accompanied by a large outdoor country music concert; Saturday's Tasting Showcase, which featured local food and beverage markers; Sunday's Jazz brunch; as well as wine seminars, cooking demos, and more. Euphoria flew in top chefs from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and all over the south to participate in the cooking demos, cook-offs, and to cook side-by-side with Greenville's best chefs for a series of guest chef dinners. Check out highlights from the weekend!
Nearly 60 restaurants, breweries, wineries, and producers were at the 15th annual Feast of Fields food celebration on Vancouver Island. See snapshots from the interactive crab boil and many of the best bites including emu, bratwursts, wakame spaghetti, peach crumble, and more.
The New York edition of Taste of the Nation not only brings together top chefs from around the city, but also talented bartenders from some of the best spots for cocktails in NYC. They were shaking and stirring all night, serving up delicious drinks to go along with the event's remarkable food offerings. Highlights included a bramble variation from Employees Only, an Averna, tequila, and ancho chile cocktail from The Wayland, and a classic Boulevardier from Raines Law Room.
This Tuesday Edible Manhattan hosted Good Spirits, a cocktail pairing spectacular featuring an array of spirit purveyors, bars, restaurants, and various artisinal folk. We checked it out, and ate and drank out way through many delicious creations.
At Serious Eats, we're all about food. And even when we're not reading or writing about it, we're perhaps thinking, idealizing, and dreaming about it. But we're also cognizant of the millions of New Yorkers who don't have ready access to food, which is why we're down with City Harvest, an organization that for over 25 years, has helped to feed the New York City's hungry. And in order to fund this massive effort (they estimate they'll rescue 30 million lbs of food this year), they've partnered with some of the city's best restaurants to throw their annual Bid Against Hunger gala, which was held yesterday evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Still riding the high of their three stars in a recent New York Times review, Craft decided to close their dining room last night for a special dinner. Chefs from California, Oregon, North Carolina, Missouri, and elsewhere flew in to cook a six-course meal (where each course actually included two dishes, so we're talking more like 12 courses) celebrating America's regional flavors.