Since April 2011, a small group of individuals who work as bartenders in New York City, have been participating in the charitable initiative known as the “The Barman’s Fund,” in which local bartenders donate their tips from one of their shifts each month to charity. This small organization of local barmen was founded by Brian Floyd, a bartender for the Vanderbilt, in response to the earthquake in Haiti. Since then, the phenomenon has spread across New York City, and has raised close to $40,000 dollars, donating to causes such as a Park Slope shelter, the Brooklyn Free Clinic, the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, the Red Cross Disaster Relief, and many more. Many of the causes that catch the attention of the participating bartenders can be found on the website donorschoose.org, which connects people to classrooms needing assistance across the nation.
Hey America, the weekend of our independence is upon us. What better way to celebrate some liberty than with some tasty American food and brews? Joonbug’s suggestion for where to grab a great meal on the fourth of July in New York City? The Vanderbilt! The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights has collaborated with Sixpoint Craft Ales for a Sunday BBQ- a 25 dollar prix-fix menu from 12PM-10PM. But for $10 more you get the meal plus all-you-drink Sixpoint beer, including Uncle Sam’s Lager, specially brewed for The Vanderbilt's 4th of July celebration on Sixpoint's Pilot System: a small-batch brewing system that allows Sixpoint Brewery to create test batches of new beers. This is surely a great deal and a once in a lifetime opportunity, it's not everyday the public gets to taste one of Sixpoint's possible future beers!
Good Spirits (Number Two)
When: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Where: The Bell House
149 7th Street (Btw. 2nd &3rd Aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tel: (718) 643-6510
After a very successful first-run, Good Spirits, produced by Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, is preparing for their second installment, set to occur April 6th. Hosted at the increasingly popular Bell House, Good Spirits will match seven Brooklyn chefs with seven spirits, all for your tasting pleasure.
The Village Voice's Third Annual Tasting Event
When: Monday, March 22, 2010
Where: The 69th Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Time: 6:30-9:30pm/VIP: 5:30-6:30pm
Tickets: General: $45/VIP: $75
On March 22, 2010, join Village Voice's food critics Robert Sietsema and Sarah Digregorio at Choice Eats, The Village Voice's Third Annual Tasting Event, and feel like food critic yourself. Carefully selected by Sietsema and DiGregorio, Choice Eats will host over 50 restaurants from over 35 nations, which include Vietnam, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Cambodia, Tunisia, and many others.
570 Vanderbilt Ave
(Corner of Bergen St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Lined with some highly noted restaurants and bars, Vanderbilt Avenue has become the premier dining and nightlife mecca to those living in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Michelin-starred chef Saul Bolton has opened The Vanderbilt, a thriving addition to Bolton's list of successful restaurants.
Price Range: Inexpensive
570 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Saul Bolton (owner of two starred Saul) has teamed up with Ben Daitz of Num Pang to bring small plates to Prospect Heights. I say anything associated with Num Pang (more specifically, with Num Pang’s five spice pork belly sandwich) is worth checking out.