Thursday, June 24, 2010

In Case You Missed It...

Last Night Kelly Choi of NYC Life celebrated the kick off of the 2010 NYC Food Film Festival in her show "That's So New York"..

In case you missed it...check out the video here!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Festival Sugar

One of our generous sponsors, Sugar in the Raw, has taken their involvement to a whole new level and put our name on their product. Come to the festival and get your sugar on, double branded! 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mapping the Plaza for the Food Trucks

Casey and Zach spent some time the other day mapping out where (and how) the trucks will park for the World's First Food Truck Drive-In Movie. This enormous task involved street chalk, a crazy measuring wheel and lots of patience. The huge, paved area under the Brooklyn Bridge will be filled with food trucks from all over the NYC area all day on Saturday, June 26th. Hope you can be there!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Press Preview and Party at the James Beard House

The press conference and Festival Preview were a huge hit yesterday. A handful of our filmmakers and film subjects were invited to the Beard House to give the press and membership a sneek peek at what to expect at the festival this year. Filmmakers Liza De Guia (Widow's Hole Oysters and Fatty Que) and David Sigal (Florent: Queen of the Meat Market) were there to support their films as well as the stars of some of the films. Florent Morellet answered questions for the press, as did Bruce Becker from Max & Mina's Ice Cream and Joel Bukiewicz from Cut Brooklyn.

And in support of his takedown series paired with our screening of It's Grits!, Matt Timms was there (in an awesome pair of shoes) to get the crowd pumped about his upcoming Grits Takedown.

Harry and a very large kitchen staff sent out some of the best food I've ever consumed at the Beard House, most of it in support of the festival. Pitmaster Robbie Richter from Fatty Que was there, as well as pitmaster Scott Smith from R.U.B., Jimmy Carbone from Jimmy's No.43 and Marcus Jernmark from Aquavit. Widow's Hole Oysters were also consumed (over 450 of them) and some of our most dedicated sponsors, Jarlsberg, Woolwich, and Old Amsterdam cheeses, supported the night and sent everyone home with ridiculous amounts of cheese in sturdy gift totes. I also had my first Snofrisk Slider which was damn tasty..pictured below..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NYC Food Film Fest Preview at the James Beard House

There are still a few tickets left for the NYC Food Film Festival preview at the James Beard House this Thursday (June 3rd).

Festival director George Motz will lead a sneak-peek of the festival and show clips from Stan Woodward's It's Grits!, Florent - Queen of the Meat Market, Food.Curated's Widow's Hole Oysters, and Bruce Becker - Ice Cream Picasso.

Get ready for some amazing food including Jarlsberg tarts, cured herring and gravlax from Aquavit Executive Chef Marcus Jermark. There will be dishes from Fatty Cue pit masters Robby Ritcher and Steve Haritopoulos & Chef de cuisine Andrew Pressler. Smoked hogget and bacon is coming from RUB pit master Scotty Smith and NYC Food Film Festival executive chef Harry Hawk will be preparing fresh Widows Hole Oysters, gin braised Beef calf muscle, burgers and much, much more.

The event features cocktails from Alan Katz, Bulldog gin and the Aquapolitan from Aquavit head bartender John Knight. Also look for custom-made ice cream by Max 'N Mina's.