My husband and I were invited to attend the Edible Manhattan Good Beer Event located at the foyer of 180 Maiden Lane in Downtown Manhattan. It was one of the more unusual locations that I have attended an event, especially a food event. It was a beautiful space and I sorta felt jealous for the people working in the building.
Tessa presented their tuna tartar during the event. I wrote about Tessa a few months ago and like then, they had some amazingly fresh food that I can only encourage people to visit should they be in the Upper West Side neighborhood. Their charismatic bartender was at the event, alongside their chef. Hint: do not forget to get a chat with their bartender before you start your dinner. A wonderfully enthusiastic personality.
My favorite dish of the evening came from Streets. Streets Restaurant served their South African Piri Piri Wings. OMG! They were amazing! I am going to try making my own Piri Piri sauce. They were so good that I still drool about the thought of them. Go now before they get too popular! You will see me becoming a regular.
The beer selection was a bit on the ordinary side, but a couple of things stood out. I have tried a LOT of the beers over the years – since I attend all of the local beer festivals, it is hard to satisfy my curiosity. There were plenty of beers and many good options, but as usual these events have few things that are not your typical options.
On the other hand, some of those items stood out to me because they were simply delicious. Allagash presented their new Sixteen Counties. It was amazing and it has been a while since they have come out with something that delicious. It will be my summer beer!
The Edible Manhattan Good Beer Event was fun, delicious and you would go home stuffed enough to lay down and roll home (as we would say in Denmark). Next time the event comes around, go forth and have a great delicious time.
Almond, Brooklyn Cured, Champignon North America, Chapter One, Communal,Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Garden Court Café, Good Restaurant, Gramercy Tavern, Jacob’s Pickles, Jacques 1534, Kingsley, L&W Oyster Co., Luke’s Lobster, Monument Lane, Neuman’s Kitchen, Northern Spy Food Co., Palo Santo, Sotto13, The Growler Bites & Brews, The Vanderbilt, Whole Foods Market NYC
Beer and Cider:
Allagash Brewing Company, Bad Seed Cider Company, Blue Point Brewing Company,Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Doc’s Draft Hard Cider,Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Greenport Harbor Brewing, Guinness Draught, Heartland Brewery, KelSo Beer, Lammsbräu, Lagunitas Brewing Company,MOA Beer, Naked Flock Hard Cider, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pilsner Urquell, Red Stripe Beer, Roscoe NY Beer Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery,Smithwick’s Ale, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Other vendors and sponsors:
Green Mountain Energy, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, VerTerra, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale,Grillo’s Pickles, Orwashers Bakery, DNAinfo, Tuthilltown Spirits, New York State Brewer Association, Nobletree Coffee, OYO Bourbon, Peach Street Gin and Virginia Highland, Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room, Cider Week with Murray’s Cheese, Eve’s Cidery and Hudson Valley Farmhouse