Happenings December 19th

Andy Ricker's Brooklyn Whiskey Soda Lounge is named one of the Hottest Bar Openings of 2013 by Zagat - 

Duff Goldman Names his five favorite desserts in the US for yellowpages.com

"AHR (Artichoke Heart Rate)

"AHR (Artichoke Heart Rate)

Seamus Mullen writes about Embracing the Cold and his come back from being in the ICU one year ago. You can follow all his escapades at his blog chefontwowheels.tumblr.com


Scott Anderson gets two dishes in the Star Ledger's Best 30 Meals of 2013. Mistral's Grilled octopus with heirloom tomatoes, brioche and pimenton and Elements' Short ribs with broccoli rabe, bok choy and pine nuts.

Star Ledger also names it's Top Restaurants of 2013, including Scott Anderson's Mistral and Anthony Bucco's Ryland Inn!


NYC - Book signing and wine tasting at Terry's Wines December 17th

When: Tuesday, December 17th  6:30-8:00

Where: Terry's West Village Wines. 35 Greenwich Avenue

What: NYC area friends, if you missed our book release party, there is a second chance to come celebrate with us.  Birk will be signing copies of Eat Ink as well as presenting wines from his wine project Iconic Wines.  Also taste through San Francisco Chronicles' Top 100 wine, Farmer's Jane Red and Banshee Wines Pinot Noir.

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Happenings December 12th

Andy Ricker of Pok Pok continues to garner praise for his fantastic cookbook.  Eat Ink the book is finally out, but we have to give a shout out to Andy Ricker and his book also released this season.  It is a unique and fantastic work and we aren't the only people who think so.  Here are just a few who agree:

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Congratulations to Jason French on his restaurant Ned Ludd and its 5th anniversary!  


Carla Pellegrino to open her new restaurant, E11even, in Miami in February. Talk Night Life has a few pictures of the project in the works.


Dominque Crenn featured on the cover of Food Arts Magazine



Want a have a private Iron Chef-Style DInner for 4 in NYC by Marc Forgione for a good cause?  All proceeds go to supporting the Family Research Fund.  Bid Here.