Food Karma Presents Cook Out NYC: Ciderfeast on August 8th


Ciderfeast_nolocationFrom the producers of Pig Island, NYC Hot Sauce Expo and Brisket King of NYC, comes the return of Cook Out NYC™! We invite you to join us on Saturday, August 8th, for Ciderfeast: a sophisticated outdoor cider event featuring the best regional, national and European ciders from more than a dozen cider makers pouring 30+ ciders as well as perfectly paired outdoor grillables and live folk music.

‎Taking place on the Manhattan waterfront at Stuyvesant Cove Park (enter at East 23rd Street at the East River), Ciderfeast is your a mid-summer solution for those who cannot wait until the fall for NYC’s annual Cider Week. Features of Ciderfeast include:
  • 10+ different regional cider makers pouring 30+ of their best ciders [SEE LIST BELOW];
  • Hot dog competitions including best in show (both professional judges and people’s choice) and eating competitions;
  • Unlimited dog samples from many of the best cured meat makers, including Copenhagen Street Dogs (from the Revolving Dansk team), The Piggery, Flying Pigs Farm, award-winning Starwurst Bratwurst, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and more chefs/farms TBA;
  • Pitmasters Sam Barbieri, Robbie Richter, and Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43 will be grilling up sliders and vegetarian options;
  • Specialty Harry Hawk’s “Schnack’s” sliders provided by Schweid & Sons;
  • Specialty Spanish meats and cheeses from Despaña Foods from Spain;
  • Veggie burgers and Mexican grilled corn, along with vegetarian sides for non-meat eaters;
  • Live folk music and other entertainment TBA;
  • Raven Brands will be serving at Ciderfest-specialty German beers: Gaffel Kolsch, Jever Pilsener and Brauhaus Riegele Kellerbier.
Ciders expected for this event (all subject to change and while available):

VIP Ciders

DESCENDANT CIDER – NY – cidermaker’s selection: Pomme Pom or Heritage Dry

EMBARK CRAFT CIDERWORKS – NY cidermaker’s selection

SHACKSBURY – VT – Lost and Found (a blend of foraged apples and cider apples from VT and NH, wild fermented and bottle conditioned)

CITIZEN CIDER – VT – Northern Spy


HUDSON VALLEY FARMHOUSE CIDER – NY – cidermaker’s selection


ASPALL – ENGLAND – John Barrington

REVEREND NAT’S – OR – Revival and Hallelujah Hopricot

BIG APPLE CIDER – NY – Sour Cherry or Bourbon Maple Cider

DOC’S – NY – Docs Peach Cider

ORIGINAL SIN – NY – Original Sin Elderberry

Plus all the GA ciders and limited samples (while they last of) AVAL – France.

GA Ciders

AUSTIN EASTCIDERS – TX – Eastciders Original and Texas Honey

EMBARK CRAFT CIDERWORKS – NY – cidermakers selection

DESCENDANT CIDER – NY – Succession Cider

DOWNEAST CIDER HOUSE – MA – Cranberry Blend and Original Blend

SHACKSBURY – VT – Farmhouse and Basque

CITIZEN CIDER – VT – Unified Press, Dirty Mayor and Full Nelson

EZ ORCHARDS – OR – Hawk Haus and Rome Beauty 


HUDSON VALLEY FARMHOUSE CIDER – NY – pouring a selection of cidermaker Elizabeth Ryan’s finest

MOA – NEW ZEALAND – Apple and Kiwi

ASPALL – ENGLAND – Aspall Demi Sec, Peronelle’s Blush

BIG APPLE CIDER – NY – Brooklyn Spiced Cider

DOC’S – NY – Docs Hopped, Docs Sour Cherry, Docs Original Apple

ORIGINAL SIN – NY – Original Sin Apricot + Original Sin Cherry Tree

Plus others TBD.


Co-curated by Jimmy Carbone (of Jimmy’s No 43) and Gay Howard (of The United States of Cider), Ciderfeast will primarily feature NY State hard ciders along with an array of the finest regional, national and European ciders for a full day of sophisticated ciders, outdoor grilling and smoking dishes, folk music and fun to fulfill your mid-summer appetite. Doors open 4PM for VIP, 5 PM for General Admission.






On Saturday, July 11th, we held Cook Out NYC’s Spanish style outdoor grilling fiesta: Running with the Beef. This is the previous notice for that event.RUNNING_WITH_THE_BEEF

Inspired by Spain’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Running wiith the Beef™ will feature some of NYCs best chefs (including Robbie Richter) grilling grass-fed beef into Spanish style dishes ranging from traditional (Grilled Steak, Brisket, Beef Sausages) to unique (Harry Hawk’s Spanish Schnack Burgers from Schweid & Sons) all along Manhattan’s scenic East River.

In conjunction with the Good Beer Seal’s July Good Beer Month, tasty tapas style dishes will be served alongside the finest Spanish craft beer, including Iberian United and Shelton Brothers Imports, as well as Kalimotxo (red wine & cola) and Sidra (Spanish cider).

Entertainment will include a live DJ playing a mix of the best European & Spanish disco, Flamenco dancers, mock bull run and other festivities. Throw on your favorite red & white attire and join us for the perfect summer celebration where you can eat, drink and live like Hemingway.

Running with the Beef™ takes place on the beautiful Manhattan East River waterfront (at Stuyvesant Cove Park at Solar One entrance near the end of 23rd Street on the east side of Manhattan) from 5-9 PM (4-9PM for VIP).

GA – ALL-INCLUSIVE ticket includes beef dishes, Spanish craft beer and ciders as well as a full line-up of entertainment. VIP – includes one hour early preview tasting at 4PM + group Flamenco lesson.

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Posted on January 5, 2015


The producers of Cook Out NYC bring a new event to Manhattan: NYC Mardi Gras™! We’re letting the Good Times Role with artisanal spirits, gumbo, craft beer, live Burlesque and the best Mardi Gras party NYC has seen. Head to Irondale in Brooklyn (Fort Greene), a venue with a cool old vibe, New Orleans vine-covered stain glass church windows, and rustic walls in a 30′ high hall, for four hours of drinking, dining and entertainment.

ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK! Key features include (subject to change):

10+ spirits vendors curated by Modern Distillery Age
The Gumbo Takedown Gumbo Cook-off with Matt Timms
Craft beer from Schmaltz
Live music from Mona’s Hot Four Ragtime Band
Select Burlesque and Tap Dance performers TBA
Additional gumbo, jambalaya and N’Orleans-style foods

Two ticket types include General Admission ($45) and VIP ($100), which includes a raw bar and dedicated spirits bar plus access to Irondale’s indoor balcony overlooking the event space.

Spirits vendors to include:

  • Van Gogh Vodka
  • Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum, Coffee Rum & Vanilla Rum
  • Meletti 1870, Amaro & Cioccolato
  • Teeling Irish Whiskey
  • Michter’s Whiskey
  • Menage a Trois Vodka
  • Pig’s Nose Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Sheep Dip Blended Malt Whisky and Blended Islay Malt
  • The Feathery Blended Malt
  • Tito’s Vodka
  • 4 Roses Bourbon
  • Proof Positive Beverages
  • Mayfair No 1 Gin
  • Scorpion Mezcal
  • SX Liquors
  • Tanteo Tequila
  • J.R. Revelry Bourbon
  • La Bodega Internacional

Get your tickets here.

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July 27th NY State Food & Beer Expo Brings Best of Local to Williamsburg Waterfront

If you liked CookOutNYC, you’ll love this Saturday’s NY State Food & Beer Expo. Co-produced by Food Karma Projects, The Good Beer Seal, Beer Sessions Radio™ and Biba of Brooklyn, the Expo will take place on Saturday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the waterfront at Williamsburg’s East River Park. Producer Jimmy Carbone has brought together more than 20 of New York’s top brewers—including Kelly Taylor with KelSo of Brooklyn—for this featured event of July Good Beer Month. The Expo will have exclusive beers and farm-to-table foods sourced from regional farms. Breweries expected to be in attendance include:

  • Barrier
  • Blue Point
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Captain Lawrence
  • Crossroads
  • Empire Brewing
  • Greenport Harbor
  • KelSo
  • Newburgh
  • Ommegang
  • Radiant Pig
  • Rushing Duck
  • Shmaltz/Coney Island
  • Singlecut Beersmiths
  • and Sixpoint, among others

As part of the festivities Empire Brewing Company owner, David Katleski, will be receiving a special award in recognition of his years of leadership and service to NY State craft beer as president of the NY State Brewers Association.

Ticket packages (21+, on sale here) start at $10 and include a VIP option. General admission tickets will also be available for $10 at the gate (enter at 90 Kent Avenue at 8th Street and Williamsburg riverfront). Updates and additional information can be found at

The Good Beer Seal endeavors to separate the wheat from the chaff by identifying bars that serve quality craft beer and demonstrate a commitment to the community in which they do business. A Good Beer Seal Bar is independently owned and operated and has a unique sense of place; making it more than just another watering hole.

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King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn will be cooking up some amazing Asian BBQ!


Sam Barbieri of Waterfront Ale House and Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ will be grilling up BBQ Pork Shoulder & Jerk Pork Loin!


Chefs+Purveyors 2011

1Sam Barbieri
Waterfront Ale House
Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ
Sam will be cooking up BBQ Pork Shoulder and Jerk Pork Loin! Click here to listen to him on Beer Sessions Radio!

1King Phojanakong
Kuma Inn
Umi Nom

King Phojanakong will be grilling up some awesome Asian BBQ! Click here to check out his full Bio!

1Anna Wolf
My Friend’s Mustard
In addition to participating in our Hot Dog Cook-Off, Anna will be featuring a custom made mustard made with Sixpoint Beer! Check out Anna with Judge Cathy Erway on Heritage Radio!

1Earl’s Beer & Cheese

Earl’s will also be cooking up some awesome sliders for all to enjoy! Check them out in Time Out and New York Magazine!

1Jimmy’s No. 43

Jimmy’s will have 5 grill stations including: Brick Chicken & Vietnamese Banh Mi!

1Blind Tiger Ale House

Blind Tiger Ale House will be serving up Pulled Pork with Kimchi!

1The Bistro Truck

The Bistro Truck will be grilling up some awesome Moroccan BBQ!

1Wild Idea Buffalo Co.

Wild Idea will have Bison off the grill from South Dakota, as well as a special guest chef from South Dakota!

1Mama O’s Premium Kimchee

In addition to sponsoring Kimchipalooza (which includes The Kimchi Eating Contest, as well as The Homemade Kimchi Contest) Mama O’s Premium Kimchee will also participate in our Hot Dog Cook-Off and will serve tasting portions of Kimchi chilli dogs!

1Sour Puss Pickles
Cabot CheddarSour Puss Pickles will be teaming up with Cabot Cheddarto make some otherworldly grill cheese sandwiches!


Dickson’s Farmstand Family

Chef Dave Schuttenberg will be cooking up some specialty meats from Dickson’s Farmstand!

1Adam Tiberio
Tiberio Speciality Meats
Tiberio Speciality Meats will be here grilling up some amazing meat from Dickson’s Farmstand!


1Fatty Crab

Fatty Crab will be grilling up some Dickson’s seafood!


1Violet Hill Farm
Andrew Gottlieb
Champion cook-off chef Andrew Gottlieb will be grilling up one of his specialties with Paul from Violet Hill Farm using their wonderful meats! Read more about Andrew and the Cassoulet Cook-Off at Jimmy’s No. 43 in which he took home 1st Prize!

1Fleisher’s Meats

1Mama’s Food Shop

1Korilla BBQ










Side Stations

1Growing Chefs

1Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange will be serving up some delicious local veggies!

1Jimmy’s No. 43

Jimmy’s will Also provide traditional sides such as: Potato Salad & Cole Slaw!

Other Food & Sample Stations

1Deep River Snacks

1Wooly’s Shaved Ice

1The Shaved Ice Shop

1Kombucha Brooklyn

1Plan Tea Beverages


Sponsors 2011

The Good Beer Seal endeavors to separate the wheat from the chaff by identifying bars that serve quality craft beer and demonstrate a commitment to the community in which they do business. A Good Beer Seal Bar is independently owned and operated and has a unique sense of place; making it more than just another watering hole. Click to learn more about the new inductees!

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Jimmy’s No. 43 an inviting basement brew bar that has a gourmet secret. In addition to dark-wood tables, beer regalia, and 50 brands of mostly German, Belgian and Brooklyn suds, the dive has a tiny hot-plate-equipped kitchen turning out seasonal, locavore grub. Gastropub worthy eats, rich in flavor and texture, range from cheddar-and-hominy soup to tomato-based shepherd’s pie, and entrees favor the school of “nose to tail” dining—heavy on lush pork belly, oxtails, and veal cheeks. Welcome bar-food liberties include nightly whims like parchment-baked “octopus confit” and razor clams steamed in sake and cider. — Karen Tina Harrison View full site by clicking Jimmy’s No. 43 logo!

Beer Sessions Radio…Take a swig of Beer Sessions every Tuesday, where Jimmy Carbone plays host to an audio ale salon alongside a rotating corps of co-hosts including Sam Merritt (founder of Civilization of Beer) and Ray Deter (owner of d.b.a.). Beer loving raconteurs will offer toasts, share craft beer news, and swap anecdotes about their lives on the front lines of the craft beer movement. Listen by clicking the I LIKE BEER logo!

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