This past Wednesday the online curated cocktail guide, Dipsology, hosted their “Let’s Get Dipsy” holiday party at 196 Mercer. The crowd (consisting of many names and faces from the NYC cocktail scene) drank up delicious holiday-inspired concoctions like The Shanty‘s “Last Waltz” (Perry’s Tot Gin, Carpano Antica, Brancamenta, dry curaçao, cinnamon stick, served warm) and Evelyn’s “Hot Sorrel Rum Punch” (rum, vanilla ginger syrup, cinnamon, clove, star anise, lime and Jamaican hibiscus) and specialty egg nog. Between the copious cocktails, yummy sweets, and bumping tunes, the SoHo loft was filled with holiday cheer.
This weekend, if you find yourself craving something sweet, head to DUMBO and get yourself some pastries from Almondine Bakery‘s pop-up fundraiser at their storefront location. The popular bakery has not been able to reopen due to extreme flooding from Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday and Sunday the NYC pastry community will donate their goods to be sold at Almondine and help raise funds for the rebuilding effort. Pick up your favorite treats from places like Bouchon Bakery, Épicerie Boulud, Le Bernardin, and help support DUMBO’s beloved bakery.
Hot dog eating champion, Takeru Kobayashi, will be chowing down on dogs in the name of art this weekend. The world champion will be in a performance art piece taking place on Sunday at Chelsea’s Postmasters Gallery as part of The Art Fag City Wienerfest. The fundraiser event will help support the New York art blog and the DUMBO arts non-profit Smack Mellon which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Learn more about Sunday’s “wienerfest” here.
An article posted today on online news blog Brooklyn Ink discusses the prominent rise of food culture and foodie start-ups in Brooklyn. The story, titled “Is Brooklyn Becoming the Silicon Valley of Food?“, talks about how the borough has become a hotbed of start-up artisan brands and like-minded foodie entrepreneurs. Underground Eats is proud to be a part of such a vibrant community.
If you are fearful of the Mayan’s prediction (that the end of the world will come on December 21st), you may want to get in at least one last good meal. On December 18th, Chef Charles of One World One Kitchen catering is hosting his last supper club dinner of the year at Devi Restaurant. Known for his creative dishes that draw inspiration from his multi-cultural upbringing, Chef Charles will prepare a four-course dinner bursting with international flavor. Learn more about his “Last Supper Club” here.