Mar 28, 2018
Famed brisket competition heads to Williamsburg
Brisket King of NYC returns for its seventh year, moving to Williamsburg. The lengthy list of competition participants includes NYC homegrown barbecue joints like Hill Country, Salt and Bone BBQ, Butcher Bar, and Brooklyn’s Dinosaur BBQ outpost. Chefs from Toronto and England will also be present, and the event is being judged by former Food and Wine magazine editor Dana Cowin, cookbook author Peter Kaminsky, and chef Grayson Schmitz, among others. Brisket King goes down on April 25, and general admission tickets are $75 in advance through April 15 and then $85 up until the day before the event. Tickets are available here.
Former West Village star chef to helm tasting menu for Bushwick event
Bushwick’s pop-up and tasting menu restaurant space Fitzcarraldo Projects is hosting a seven-course dinner prepared by chef Victoria Blamey (previously of Chumley’s in West Village) on April 21. Tickets are available now and cost $135 per person. Three dollars from every ticket will be donated to the National Farmworkers Women’s Alliance. Blamey left Chumley’s at the end of 2017 and teased that she would resurface “very soon.” Purchase tickets for the event here.
Essex Street Market to add Middle Eastern fast-casual spot and additional vendors
This fall, four new vendors are coming to the new location of the Essex Street Market food hall. When the food hall moves to its bigger home at 115 Delancey this fall, Middle Eastern takeaway counter Samesa, NYC-based jams and preserves outfit Josephine’s Feast, and herbal apothecary shop Flower Power Herbs and Roots will join the existing 26 vendors in the new space. The market is also adding floral shop Saffron.
Closings and coming attractions
Mandolino pizzeria has closed at 137 East 13th St. in East Village after just over a year in the neighborhood. Paris Hilton was just there a month ago. Birdbath Bakery has closed its Upper West Side location at 518 Columbus Ave, and Muscle Maker Grill has closed its UWS location as well. But three new cafes are coming to the UWS, including The Owl’s Tail, scheduled to open this summer at 215 West 75th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. It’s set to serve small plates. Elsa Cafe & Restaurant is opening on the corner of West 104th and Amsterdam Avenue, and a new outpost of Joe Coffee will open soon at 271 Amsterdam Ave., between 72nd and 73rd.
Source: Eater New York
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|700*||56"W X 104"D X 79"H||18-17" X 42"||120V/8A|
|1300*||67"W X 120"D X 88"H||18-18" X 54"||120V/8A|
|700*||1000 LBS||216 SLABS||144 SLABS||324 HALVES|
|1300*||1800 LBS||360 SLABS||288 SLABS||432 HALVES|
*E Models Same size and rack configuration 240V/70A