Have a Foodie Holiday at Barneys

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Let's face it, the best part about walking New York City sidewalks during the holidays is the fabulous holiday window displays, and this year Barneys is catering to "Foodies" like me!

Who knew Barneys was a Foodie?

Barneys New York retailer unveil their “Have a Foodie Holiday” windows tonight! Barneys’ windows will be decked out this season celebrating foodie culture through the vision of Barneys creative director, Simon Doonan in partnership with Food Network, Cooking Channel, and illycaffe. The design will include the images and likeness of Food Network's celebrity chefs as well as famous New York City chefs. Barneys' Food Fight is at the Madison Avenue flagship’s windows on Tuesday, November 16th. 

Barneys will also celebrate the launch of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind the Scenes Stories from America's Hottest Chefs by Foodie Extraordinaire Lee Brian Schrager, founder and director of the South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals.

Barneys' holiday catalogue will feature the work of photographer Magnus Unnar in Iron Chef America's Kitchen Stadium. The catalog will also include the perfect gifts to buy your favorite foodie this holiday season.


Chocolate Show

The 13th annual New York Chocolate Show, presented by Event International, is the largest show in the United States completely dedicated to chocolate November 10-14, 2010.

Considered the chocolate hub of North America, this show will bring together more than 65 fine chocolate companies who will present a diverse array of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tantalize the senses of over 12,000 consumers, members of the trade and press.

This year’s Chocolate Show will also feature book signings by award-winning authors: cooking demonstrations in two culinary theatres featuring renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs who will share secrets of the trade; a Kid’s Zone, dedicated to fun-filled activities for Young chocolate lovers and, a Chocolate Fashion Show (Wednesday November 10,2010).

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street New York, NY 10011
Tickets: $28 http://nychocolateshow2010.eventbrite.com/




45,000 recipes from Food Network chefs now available anytime, anywhere on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Food Network, a leader in food and lifestyle entertainment, today announced its In The Kitchen App is available on the App Store. For the first time, food enthusiasts can access Food Network recipes, along with essential utility based kitchen tools, anytime and anywhere using iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Designed to run seamlessly across all iOS devices the app recognizes the device it's being downloaded to and launches the appropriate version.

“The In The Kitchen App is the next step in expanding our role as a central resource for expert-tested recipes from America’s favorite chefs,” said Bob Madden, senior vice president and general manager, FoodNetwork.com. “The app provides an on-the-go way for consumers to find Food Network recipes whenever and wherever they need them. This is one of many new digital products that we’ll be rolling out to entertain and delight our Food Network fans.”

Features of the In The Kitchen App include:

· 45,000 recipes from America’s favorite Food Network chefs: each recipe comes complete with photos and step-by-step instructions. Seasonal menus will be updated monthly and Thanksgiving recipes will be featured at launch.

· Recipe box for saving favorites: users with a FoodNetwork.com account can access and browse their online recipe box with the ability to add new recipes directly from the app.

· Shopping list with sharing functionality: users are able to add ingredients from the recipes to a shopping list that they can share with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. Shopping lists are available in offline mode too.

· In-app timers: users can set timers as they work on the recipe without ever leaving the app. Additionally, timers are available in offline mode as well.

· Unit converter to assist with accurate measurement: for cooks that need to convert measurements, they can do so with just a swipe of the finger.

The In The Kitchen App joins Food Network Nighttime as the second app available from the Food Network and features short form video, show recaps, and programming schedules.

The In The Kitchen App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/

For more information, please visit www.foodnetwork.com/mobile


NYCWFF: Del Posto presents Murray's Cheese, Salami & Wine Party

Murray's Cheese Shop raffles a crate of goodies

Murray's Cheese Shop, pulled out all the stops this year, enhancing their NYC Wine & Food Festival event by adding cured meats to compliment their already vast assortment of gourmet cheeses. The event was hosted at the newly appointed NY Times 4 Star restaurant Del Posto whom supplied Italian wine tastings, in their lavish private basement dining room. The wines being poured this afternoon, made the lines queue up quickly, with everyone wanting to taste selections from Barolo. Murray's own, Liz Thorpe even needed a sip!

For starters, there was Antipasti consisting of Italian mixed Olives, Peppadews, Cipolle Onions and Roasted Tomatoes, Lioni Ciliegine Mozzarella and Focaccia and rustic bread.

Featured Fine Meats:

- Creminelli Fine Meat serving Barolo, Wild Boar and Americano Sausage.
- La Quercia serving Rossa Heirloom Prosciutto
-Vermont Smoke & Cure serving fresh ham, Natural Summer Sausage, Smoked
-Pepperoni & Natural Ham Sticks

Followed by an assortment of cheeses:

-Farms for City Kids Foundation serving Spring brook Farm Tartentaise
-Vermont Butter and Cheese serving Cremont, Bonne Bouche, fresh Creamy Goat Cheese drizzled with honey, Sea salt Butter
-Cellars at Jasper Hill serving their famous Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Landaff Creamery Landaff, Jasper Hill Farm Moses Sleeper All aged in their 22,000 sqf 7 underground vaults.
-Forever Cheese serving Gran Bu Di Bufala, Cacio Di Roma, Rustico Black Pepper, Castelrosso, Stracapra, Genuine Fulvi Pecorino Romano, Susinata Plum Preserve, Casa Forcello Pear Mostarda, Pizzuto Almonds
-Atalanta serving Piave and Asiago dÁllevo
-Ciresa serving Taleggio, Mountain Gorgonzola, Fontina




NYCWFF SWEET 2010, a set on Flickr.

After a night of great food and wine, whom better than Godiva to satisfy your late night sweet tooth? Presenting the NYC Wine & Food Festival's aptly named "SWEET" event hosted by Food Networks resident dessert gurus, Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman & Semi-Homemade's Sandra Lee.

Upon entrance to La Venue, the confectionery conclave was revealed. SWEET! SWEET! SWEETNESS! were the only words I could conjure-up as I set my eyes on the dreamy desserts that filed the rooms. Okay, this event is no joke! Binging on beautiful, gooey, sticky cakes, pies, pastries and chocolate brings out a sense of power only a childlike innocence can evoke. So, I summoned up my inner child and put'em into warp speed!

But first, a little bubbly. Perrier-Jouet champagne was served in keepsake Waterford Crystal flutes. From there, the sucrose rush was on! I scurried through the rooms as only my 9 year old self would, grabbing the prettiest and stickiest looking desserts and indulging. Did I mention there were also eye-candy go-go dancers on scene shaking their own sugar to sweet tunes.

This really is a party like no other; adults run a muck their allowing their sweet tooth to lead the way towards every New York City restaurant's interpretations of the perfect desserts prepared masterfully by thier pastry chefs.
Everything from Gummy Bears (Dylan's Candy Bar), Salted Margarita & Gimmie S'more pies (Hill Country Chicken),
Assorted Cupcakes & Cookies (Billy's Bakery), Affogato Float with Ameretti Cookies (A Voce),
Dark Chocolate Cremeux/Burnt Orange Meringue/Chicory Ice Cream (Le Bernardin),
Sweet Potato Cheescake/Toasted Marshmallow/Pickled Cranberry/Candied Pecans (Colicchio and Sons)

Kahlua was on hand making coffee Martinins and Khalua flavored ice coffees for those who wanted some caffeine with a kick!

The nights winner of the SWEETest Challenge went to Clinton Street Baking Co. (yes, thee of delicious pancake fame) with their warm pear upside down cake, pecan ice cream, caramel sauce & pecan brittle yumminess. They really did deserve to win. Somehow I scarffed down almost three of those bad boys! Deeeelicious!

As if the crowd wasn't already on a high, Chef/Culinary Rock Star Guy Fieri showed up to lend support to Duff Goldman to the mob scene of fans delight, and sample some cake being dished out by the Ace of Cakes crew.

Spotted chatting in the VIP lounge, Lee Schrager, Chef Anne Burrell, Debbie, Mazar & Bethany Frankel.

NYCWFF: DeBragga at Dusk

One rarely thinks of "Meat" anymore when referring to New York City's Meatpacking District, but there still are some Wholesale Meat Companies that operate out of that location. However, none more famous than Debragga & Spitler.

As the sun set this Saturday, it was a perfect Autumn night to attend the DeBragga at Dusk in the courtyard of their facilities. The event paired some of New York City's top chefs with some of the nation's finest meat producers.
Niman Ranch Barbecue Pork Belly, Concorde Grape, Chipotle, Chicos & a crispy chicharon by Colicchio and Sons.

Even with all the culinary star power such as: Daniel Boulud, Restaurant Daniel and DB Bistro Moderne; Terrance Brennan, Artisanal and Picholine; Tom Colicchio, Colicchio & Sons, Tap Room and Craft; Michael Lomonaco, Porter House New York; Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill; and Laurent Tourondel, Brasserie Ruhlmann, it was the wide range of meat (wagyu beef, long island duck, leg of lamb and pork belly) from Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef, John Tarpoff; Niman Ranch Pork, Paul Willis; Niman Ranch Lamb, Cody Hiemke; Imperial Wagyu Beef, Lawrence Adams; Joyce Farms Label Rouge Poultry, Ron Joyce; South Shore Farms, Long Island Duck, Tom Jurglewicz; that took center stage as the dishes were served alongside flowing glasses of Coppola wine and cool cocktails from Tommy Bahama Rum. Local Brooklyn band, The Blue Vipers, played a mix of Jazz, Swing & Blues as everyone enjoyed another successful NYC Wine & Food Festival event.

Niman Ranch Skirt Steak, Pickled Jalapeno/Green Tomato Chimichurri, Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes from Brasserie Ruhlman & Chef Laurent Tourondel with John "The Beef Guy" Tarpoff of Niman Ran.

It was a pleasure to "meat" the gracious hosts of the evening from Debragga & Spitler, George Faison -Partner/COO and Marc Sarrazin - Partner/President who discussed with us their philosophy on beef as being "Eat less, but eat better!" as the culture of meat has changed and now consumers know the product better, they pride themselves in providing the best meat, and supply it to these famous chefs at their world renown New York City restaurants.


NYCWFF: Thrillist's Bacon and The Blues

Chef Todd English gets ready to WOW!

Listen'n to Blues, drink'n whiskey and eat'n bacon... NOTHIN'S BETTER! The NYC Wine & Food Festival Thrillist's Bacon & Blues was "sow" good, it made people Hog Wild! Pork fat was taken to another level this year with gracious host Chef Todd English at the new beautiful Andaz 5th hotel. Pigs were flying, as popular restaurants catered their swinny servings to guests who were unashamedly pigging-out!

Crispy Pork Roulette Sliders created by Todd English, Executive chef,  ÇA VA Brasserie

The event was held at the Andaz 5th Hotel event space Apt #2E which is just that; a huge inviting apartment feel space with adjoining rooms, floor to ceiling windows with fabulous views of 5TH Avenue and the New York Public Library. Apt #2E had several bars where mixologists made different cocktails prepared with Michael Collins Whiskey. There were six cocktails with six bacon dish pairings. The porky products spread throughout the rooms were made by skillful pig obsessed chefs whose restaurants each had their own table presenting bacon inspired dishes to pork aficionados.

Latin Spiced Pork Morsels with Lime and Coriander created by Roberto Alicea, executive chef, ANDAZ 5th AVENUE.

Chef Todd English slices-up some pork belly.

A large kitchen was placed in the center of the main room where Chef Todd English held a cooking demonstration. Chef English, a pig fan himself showed-off different cuts of the animal, prepared a broth and sliders, then shared it with the salivating crowd who washed down the mouth fulls with cold beer at the Coors Light bar.

Pig Tail Cocktail - Garnished with bacon wrapped luxardo cherry, ANDAZ 5th AVENUE
Michael Collins Irish Whiskey was in abundance pairing drink recipes with each bacon dish:
The Woodlawn - courtesy of Albert Depompeis, mixologist for Todd English Enterprises
paired with Crispy Pork Roulette Sliders created by Todd English, Executive chef, ÇA VA Brasserie
The Collins Cooler - paired with Spicy Bacon Caramel Corn created by Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin, Executive chefs, OVENLY
Irish Autumn - courtesy of Walter Roeder , bar manager, South Houston paired with Bacon Waffles with Peach Amaretto Whipped cream and Bacon Caramel Apples created by Omar Drammeh, Executive Chef, SOUTH HOUSTON
Sweet Sunshine - paired with Bacon Chunks created by Scott Smith, Pitmaster, RUB
Pig Tail - Garnished with bacon wrapped luxardo cherry, courtesy of Jeremy Osslund, ANDAZ 5th AVENUE paired with Latin Spiced Pork Morsels with Lime and Coriander created by Roberto Alicea, executive chef, ANDAZ 5th AVENUE and with Home Smoked Bacon with pickled Cauliflower, Dijon Mustard, Whole wheat crackers and Horseradish-Apple-Rosemary Sauce created by Maximo Lopez, Executive chef, WALL & WATER
Basil Julep - Courtesy of Meghan Love, Co-Owner and Beverage Director, MABLE'S STEAKHOUSE AND BANQUET HALL paired with Warm Pulled Pork & Bacon Baskets created by Jeffrey joe Lutonsky, Executive chef, MABLE'S STEAKHOUSE AND BANQUET HALL

Lazy Stars Blues Band played Blues and Soft Rock, periodically filling the room with sounds of the Harmonica which nicely complimented the emanating smell of bacon in the air. Guests seems to get their fill of everything this night had to offer and having a lot of fun with the bacon theme. Which is why the most famous porker of them all was quoted at last call and bite. "THAT'S ALL FOLKS!" Sir Porky Pig

Lazy Stars Band entertains greasy face spectators.


Lombardi on Broadway


Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi is unquestionably one of the most inspirational and oft-quoted personalities of all time, but who was the person behind the icon; the man behind the legend? Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and two-time Emmy Award-winner Judith Light (Wit) head the cast of this new American play by Academy Award winner and Steppenwolf Theatre Company member Eric Simonson, based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.

Directed by Tony® nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights), LOMBARDI isn't just a play about football. It's about the people and relationships that shaped the icon's life off the field, from his wife, Marie, to key players who were molded by his inimitable leadership.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Lombardi Trophy is given to the winning Super Bowl Champion team each year. Which Super Bowl game has been your most memorable and why? (Winning comment gets a pair of tickets to see Lombardi!)

Save over 30% on LOMBARDI on Broadway
$79 Orch (A-G) (reg $115)
$49 Orch (H-K) (reg $115)

· Go to http://www.broadwayoffers.com/ and use code LOAMC96
· Call 212.947.8844 and use code LOAMC96
· Visit the Circle in the Square Box Office at
50th Street West of Broadway and mention code LOAMC96

*Offer valid for performances 9/23/10-11/21/10, except 10/21/10. Offer valid for select seats. Subject to availability and prior sale. Not valid for prior purchases or in combination with any other offer. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Service charges apply to online and phone orders. Ticket price includes a $2 facilities fee. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges.


Get Real NY

Do great brewers think alike?
Will they get along in brewski harmony?

September 25th & 26th
The Altman Building
135 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
BREWERIES pouring their damn fine beer!
Ommegang, Bear Republic, Boulder, Cigar City, Coney Island, Dicks, Founders, He’Brew, Riverhorse, Ridgeway, Great Divide, Southern Tier, Blue Point, Heavy Seas, Troegs Dead, Heavy Seas, Lagunitas, 2 Brothers, Green Flash, Troegs, SmuttyNose, Sierra Nevada, Stoudts, B- United (assorted firkins), Six Point, Green Port Harbor, Victory, Firestone, Oscar Blues, Weyerbacher, Rogue, Left Hand, Captain Lawrence, Defiant, Kelso, Ithaca, Pearl Street, Flying Dog.

Benjamin Stutz & Danielle Cefaro (Brooklyn Homebrew, Brooklyn Rot), Mary Izett (MBAS, NYCHG), Jeff Quinn, John Kleinchester, Tim Bullock (Ten Dudes), Keith Koval (NYCHG), Mike Henderson & Manuela (NYCHG), Dylan Mabin & Andrew Said Thomas (Billingsgate Brewing), Chris Zucker & Jesse Ferguson (Sea Jay, Brooklyn Rot), Chris Cuzme (NYCHG, MBAS, Wandering Star), Lee Jacobson (NYCHG), Ray Girard, Harry Rosenblum, Dan Pizillo (Brooklyn Kitchen, NYCHG, MBAS), Chris Post (Wandering Star, Berkshire Homebrew Association, NYCHG), Josh Knowlton & Peter Taylor (Bierkraft), Jon Pywell (MBAS), Ron Carlson (Carl Ronson Enterprizes), Carolyn Edgcomb (NYCHG, MBAS).

Amy’s Cookies, The Brindle Room, Banchan Terroir Kimchee, Brooklyn Salsa, Fine and Raw Chocolates, Fudge Fix, Grandaisy Bakery, Kumquat Cup Cakery, La Bella Torte, L’asso Pizza, Lucy’s Whey Cheese Shop, Lukes Lobster, Martin’s Pretzels of NYC Greenmarkets, My Friends Mustard, Rattle N Hum, Roni-Sue Chocolates, The Shop at Andaz 5th Ave, Saxel by Cheesemongers, Sour Puss Pickles, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Wall & Water at Andaz Wall Street.

Get Real NY Craft Beer and Food Festival http://www.getrealny.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/GetRealNY
Tickets: $65 http://getrealny.eventbrite.com/event/805906488
$20 Discounts Code: nycsidewalker1


Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival

Let's face it, New York City in the Summer is a ghost town as people venture away in search for Fun in the Sun! But, after Labor Day a wave of New Yorkers emerge tanner and ready to shake-things-up for Fall and nothing gets the City's pulse racing again like the Food Network Wine & Food Festival. This year in particular promises to be bigger and better than ever with new events like Tacos & Tequila hosted by Bobby Flay, favorite events like Rachel Ray's Burger Bash, and trendy events like Carts in the Park with Andrew Zimmern.

The Food Network Wine & Food Festival takes over New York City October 7 - 11, 2010 and there is already a pulsating buzz on the sidewalks in anticipation of all the fabulous events. Here's some advice: Start fasting now so you can pack-on the pounds at the festival and get your tickets, they are selling out fast!

Some of NYC Sidewalker's favorite and still available events: Hurry!
(click on events to learn more.)
Whoa... I'm stuffed already! See you at the Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival Gourmet Gourmands! And remember to follow us on Twitter for all the "Live Tweeting" throughout the fun events! http://twitter.com/NYCsidewalker

New York City Wine & Food Festival 2010
Festival Director Lee Schrager's Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lee_Schrager 
(follow for year round foodie adventures!)


Time Stands Still on Broadway

Synopsis: Time Stands Still follows Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life… and everything changes in a flash.

Three-time Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney will recreate her Tony®-nominated performance alongside Drama Desk Award winner Eric Bogosian and two-time Tony® nominee Brian d’Arcy James. Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Christina Ricci joins the cast in her long-awaited Broadway debut, and Tony® winner Daniel Sullivan directs.


Use code TSAMC813 for the following ticket prices:
$79.50 (Orch/Front Mezz)
$60 (Rear Mezz)
$43 Balcony
3 Ways to get tickets:
  1. Visit http://www.broadwayoffers.com/ and use code TSAMC813
  2. Call Telecharge at 212-947-8844 and mention code TSAMC813
  3. Visit the Box Office of the Cort Theatre at 138 West 48th Street and mention code TSAMC813
(Box Office Hours are Monday to Saturday 10AM to 8PM; Sunday Noon to 6PM)

Monday 8PM
Tuesday 7PM
Wednesday 2PM & 8PM
Thursday 8PM
Friday 8PM
Saturday 2PM & 8PM
Sunday No Show
Opening Week
Monday, October 4, 8PM
Tuesday October 5, 7PM

Wednesday October 6, 2PM & 8PM
Thursday October 7, OPENING NIGHT

Friday October 8, 8PM
Saturday October 9, 2PM & 8PM
Sunday October 10, No Show
Beginning October 11th 2010
Monday No show
Tuesday 7PM
Wednesday 2PM & 8PM
Thursday 8PM
Friday 8PM
Saturday 2PM & 8PM
Sunday 3PM


*Offer valid for all performances through 11/24/10, excluding Saturday evenings and the 10/7/10 performance. All prices include a $1.50 facility fee. Limit of 7 tickets per order. Normal service charges apply to phone and Internet orders. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. All sales are final - no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice.