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Meatopia 2012 at Randall’s Island – Memphis in May meets the Glastonbury Festival

Mini pies and apple apertif on the ferry & storm clouds rolling in Meatopia, organized by Josh Ozersky & Co., at Randall’s Island this year was a pretty awesome barbecue event. Comparing to last year’s Meatopia at Brooklyn Piers, this was a lot better organized, there’s actually lots of space to walk around, and of course there’s the glorious smoked, grilled, and/or roasted meats from prominent chefs from the New York City area and beyond. The partial explanation of the ample space at Randall’s Island was because of Mother Nature being a tempestuous woman. Earlier in the morning, it was..

Upcoming Events for the Rest of June

I admit, I’m a bit behind posting food events for the month of June since it tends to be the slower time of the summer months (in my personal opinion). Here’s two notable events that I think is worthwhile: Chelsea Music Festival Website: http://www.chelseamusicfestival.org/ Dates: June 15th to June 23rd, 2012 Check their website for ticket prices. The Chelsea Music Festival brings together world-class musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage, CMF 2012 promises a multi-dimensional exploration of the interplay of music, the visual arts and inventive culinary expression. The Festival once again invites artists and audiences of all..

Pig Island 2011 at Governors Island

Pig’s head on a grill, Sixpoint Brewery beer, and grilling up sausages from Hecho en Dumbo Pig Island II took place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Governors Island. It was a humid, gray day from the start with a brief shower passed by around 1 PM but it never slowed down the pace of people coming to the island and eat their hearts out with food laced with roasted or smoked pork, with a few vegetarian dishes to appease that crowd. With 18 restaurants represented here (and Neuman’s Catering brought in a Danish chef, Trina Hahnemann), it is difficult..

Recap of Meatopia 2011

Burning in the hot sun; Views of Downtown Manhattan & Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge Yesterday at Meatopia 2011, was literally the hottest event I’ve ever attended. Temperatures in New York City was in the high 90s, feeling like 100 and being surrounded with the attendees and have burning coals and smokers nearby to make you feel even hotter. (I even witnessed a chef taking half a bag of ice and placed it on his head for 30 seconds for relief.) Thank goodness for the unlimited supply of cold bottled Fiji water and Honeydrop iced teas to cool you down, and..

Preview of Fatty ‘Cue

Interior/Bar area A week ago, I went to Lucky Rice‘s Press Preview party at the just opened, one of the highly anticipated restaurants to open (hey, we waited for two years for this to open), Fatty ‘Cue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I met a few well established bloggers like Jeff of Always Hungry and Marc of No Recipes, the genial people of Lucky Rice, and surprisingly later on the evening, celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud, Anita Lo, Pichet Ong, and of course, the gracious host and owner himself, Zakary Pellacio. When you walk into this small restaurant, the atmosphere feels rustic. Low..

PDT Bar and Wildwood Barbecue

PDT A few weeks ago, Helen and I went to PDT for a cocktail or two right after we’re done with work. Normally, I would stay away from alcoholic drinks but I made an exception since I did like their drinks a lot nearly a year ago when I went to their Friends and Family night. Anyway, Helen was psyched to actually try it since I’ve been talking about this haute cocktail bar for months and she told me to take her there, so we finally did.