Saturday, October 4, 2008
Snail of Approval -- Jimmy's 43
Last night, I met up with some food politics friends (and teacher extraordinaire Thomas Forster of the New School) at Jimmy's 43 which is a great bar in the east Village that serves local food and is very much part of the food advocacy scene here in NYC. Jimmy's is among a select group of New York City restaurants and bars that have earned the Slow Food "snail of approval" for serving seasonal and local and "slow" food (I'll have to ask Ed Yowell, who is is a Governor for Slow Food about what a restaurant has to do to earn the seal).
Jimmy (Carbone) is known for serving unusual and great tasting beer from all over the world including Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, upstate New York and my one of my favorite cities NEW ORLEANS. At the suggestion of our wait staff, I tried a glass of "beer for wine drinkers" - delicious, sweet and very smooth (went down so easy I had two). Of course, I forgot to write down what beer I was drinking. I look forward to coming back to this locavore hangout and trying the food (if dinner is anything like the honey and sea salt covered walnuts or beers sausage bites-- I'm psyched).
Thomas introduced me to Jimmy who was really friendly -- just what you want in a restauranture. He's got a sense of humor and politics too with a beer name like Six Point, Hop Obama, how can you not love this place. This lighthearted locavore does!
See you soon, Jimmy!
43 E. 7th St., nr. Second Ave.