NYC Mardi Gras Comes To Brooklyn,February 17th,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.

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 Smuttynose,Sixpoint and Lagunitas
Live music from Mona’s Hot Four Ragtime Band
Select Burlesque and Tap Dance performances from Astoria Tap Crew
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.

Get your tickets here.

And special thanks to our sponsor,Yelp!





July 27th NY State Food &Beer Expo to Bring Local Beers 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

Cook Out NYC™ 2012 Wrap Up

Cook Out NYC™ 2012 was a huge success! Competition Results below and check back next year for info on 2013.
Thank You to all the visitors,chefs and volunteer helpers who came to Cook Out NYC on July 7th-8th,2012.

Cook Out NYC™ is a July Good Beer Month Featured Event!

The results are in! Food competition winners below.

Judges choice Awards:

Best Sabrett’s Hot &Spicy Hot Dog Topping Competition Winner –Rich Pinto Catering (Vietnamese-inspired hot dog)

Best slider –High Point Farms (Beef with Pepper Jack Cheese &Ketchup)

Jimmy’s No. 43 –WINNER “Best in Show”–Sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce

Kuma Inn’s Braised &Grilled Pork Belly –WINNER of Kimchi Chef Compeition and Modern Distillery Age‘s “The Went Back for Seconds,Thirds and Fourths Award”-  Sweet,sticky and fatty,it was perfectly paired with a tangy daikon and carrot salad

People’s Choice Awards:

Chef Josetth –Best Sabrett’s Hot Dog topping (Sat) for her Piquant Celery Slaw with Currants

Rich Pinto Catering –Best Sabrett’s Hot Dog topping (Sun) for his Vietnamese-inspired hot dog

Chef Ian Kapitan of Alobar –Best Slider (Bison)

Additional awards by Elizabeth Keyser (food writer/editor) and Gregg Glaser (publisher/editor) of Modern Distillery Age and Yankee Brew News (editor):

“The Food High Award”–Bar Bruno’s Taco with Mama O’s Spicy Kimchi. Marinated hanger steak,grilled and served in a warm corn tortilla topped with kimchi,pico de gallo and grated radish

“The Ah,Summer Award”–MealKu’s update on a Greek Salad paired sweet watermelon,crunchy cukes,red onion and feta,all tossed in a lime vinaigrette

“The Damn Excellent Salad Award”–Brooklyn Grange’s just-picked,spicy and mild lettuces perfectly dressed in raspberry-strawberry vinaigrette.


Governors Island NYC 2012 took place July 7th and 8th, 2012,on historic Governor’s Island New York.

Cook Out NYC™—the ultimate outdoor cooking and country fair event—saw the
return of Mama O’s Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating Contest, a competitive eating event set to
rival Coney Island’s famous contest. Competitors gathered on Saturday, July 7th,as a part of
Kimchipalooza and Cook Out NYC™’s two-day “all grill” event taking place on beautiful
Colonel’s Row on Governors Island, July 7th-8th from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (both days).
In addition to the 2nd Annual Kimchi-Eating Contest, Mama O’s Premium Kimchi held
kimchi demos and celebrity chefs gave tips on how to cook with kimchi.

Other features of Cook Out NYC™ include:

Fossil Farms burger cook-off with sustainable meat—beef, ostrich,lamb,
chicken and goat—sourced from family farms;participating chefs were Chef Ian
Kapitan of Alobar, Chef Adriano Ricco’s team from STK OUT, Mesa Coyacan,
and Chef Jeremy Bearman’s staff from Rouge Tomate;

More than 20 BBQ and grilling stations (samples guaranteed until 2 p.m.) with
offerings from John Brown’s Smokehouse, Blind Tiger, Jimmy’s No. 43, East
Village Meat Market, Lucky 777 Chili, King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn and
Umi Nom, a Hot Sauce &Wings cooking station,rooftop garden salads by
Brooklyn Grange and Growing Chefs, others;

A hot dog competition (decided by popular vote) with six stations featuring
Sabrett’s Hot &Spicy Hot Dogs with toppings from Sir Kensington Ketchup, My
Friend’s Mustard, Sabrett’s Classic Onion Sauce, Chili from Lucky 777 Chili, 
a kimchi dog, and a special entry by Chef Josetth Gordon.

The featured event of July Good Beer Month; Cook Out NYC™ also offered custom
beers by exclusive beer sponsor Sixpoint,which will be brought back July Good Beer Month’s
special “Signal” Smoked Pale Ale, along with Sehr Crisp Pils and five other brews. Sangria,
as well as other beverages,were available for purchase. A stage with live music will featured local
blues/bluegrass/Americana bands.

The event’s community and charitable partners include Just Food’s Farm School,
Family Cook Production’s Teen Battle Chef, and Kingsborough Community College.




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