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Burger Bash beefs up Brooklyn | NYCWFF 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011 at 03:10 PM - Posted by Megan - (2) comments

After maxing out my appetite at Meatball Madness, my stomach was pushed to capacity again at Friday’s Blue Moon Burger Bash, presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats. One of NYCWFF’s most popular events, this sold out meat extravaganza drew more than 20 A-list chefs and food personalities, who served up their “best between a bun” in the ultimate burger throwdown.

  1. Beauty & Essex\'s Chris Santos fired up his \"Best Dressed\" lamb and brisket burger with spicy garlic aioli, vine ripe tomato, goat-feta cheese & pickled red onion
  2. Brooklyn Bridge Park\'s beautiful Tobacco Warehouse set the scene for Burger Bash
  3. DBGB\'s \"Piggy\" layered beef with BBQ pulled pork, jalapeño mayo & tangy mustard slaw
  4. After jumping on stage with Lee Schrager, Guy amped up the crowd in true Fieri fashion
  5. Shake Shack\'s classic Shackburger is always a crowd-pleaser—and well worth the wait!
  6. It\'s a tough job, but someone\'s gotta do it! Judges Anne Burrell, Adam Richman and Andrew Zimmern took center stage for the winner announcements
  7. Fresco by Scotto\'s gorgonzola & crispy pancetta sirloin burger with cheesy zucchini chips
  8. Guests enjoyed unlimited burgers and brews alongside stunning Brooklyn Bridge views
  9. The cover band played hits spanning decades and kept partygoers on their feet
  10. Abe & Arthur\'s chef Franklin Becker won the top trophy for his \"Wisconsin\" cheeseburger
  11. Burger & Barrel\'s enthusiastic chef Josh Capon accepted the People\'s Choice Award. Woot!

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg took over for Rachael Ray to host this year’s massive grillfest at Dumbo’s landmark Tobacco Warehouse. As aromas of sizzling meat and grease wafted through the air, carnivorous guests noshed on burgers and side dishes, sipped Blue Moon brews and Sutter Home wines, and voted for their favorite patty. Beloved burger joints Shake Shack and Bill’s Bar and Burger drew the longest lines, while last year’s People’s Choice winner Bobby Flay attracted the biggest fan mob.

Some of the night’s mouthwatering bites included Beauty and Essex’s Lamb and Brisket Burger (with spicy garlic aioli, vine ripe tomato, goat-feta & pickled red onion), DBGB’s Piggy Burger (beef with BBQ pulled pork, jalapeño mayo, mustard-vinegar slaw & a cheddar bun), and Dram Shop’s Cheeseburger (two beef squares, double cheese & the works). Between burger sampling, attendees indulged in milkshakes and pie with Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman and belted out 80’s, 90’s and Top 40 hits along with a rockin’ cover band.

Judges David Burke, Anne Burrell, Adam Richman and Andrew Zimmern picked the cheddar cheese, Nueske bacon and brioche “Wisconsin” from Franklin Becker (Abe & Arthur’s) for the win, People’s Choice went to Josh Capon (Burger & Barrel) for his juicy bison round, and Chris Santos (Beauty & Essex) snagged the Heinz Best Dressed Burger Award. Many congrats to all!

Ultimately, this year’s Bash was a blast, even though a sudden mid-event downpour kept me from trying several of the burgers. No big deal—many more delicacies were on my evening’s agenda, and I left Brooklyn to make my way to the all-desserts soiree, SWEET.

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The Brooklyn Local Artisan Showcase in DUMBO

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Last Saturday afternoon, City Harvest hosted The Brooklyn Local at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO. This inaugural culinary fundraiser brought together the borough’s best and lent tremendous support to the New York neighborhood.

Guests took in beautiful bridge views while sampling signature dishes from 15 of Brooklyn’s finest restaurants, and perused through specialty food items and goods for sale—everything from chocolates and cheeses to pickles and pies—from over 75 vendor booths in the artisanal marketplace. An incredible amount of culinary talent (from up-and-comers to more established businesses) hails from New York, and it was inspiring to meet all the passionate people who pour their heart and soul into their craft. Click here for the full list of participating purveyors.

Plus, there was fun for everyone. The event organizers did an exceptional job of creating a relaxed, family-friendly environment, with book signings from celebrated chefs and an interactive kids zone, complete with face painting (the little tigers and butterflies running around were quite adorable!), cupcake decorating and entertainment.

  1. Pie Corps rolled out savory galettes, sweet treats and even pint-sized jar pies
  2. More than 75 vendors and purveyors sold their goods in the artisanal market
  3. Thai-inspired hotdogs with mango cucumber relish and peanuts from Asiadog
  4. Mile End\'s duck pastrami on rye toast with Chinese mustard slaw and pickles
  5. The Brooklyn Star slathered their ribs with tangy Dr. Pepper sauce
  6. Homemade biscuits with cream cheese and hot pepper jelly from Pies \'N\' Thighs
  7. Event sponsor Cooking Light served up silky citrus mousse from Executive Chef, Billy Strynkowski
  8. Robicelli\'s \"Chicken & Waffles\" cupcakes with vanilla buttercream & maple syrup
  9. Colossal chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches from Jacques Torres. Yum!

Besides being a really enjoyable event, City Harvest’s first-ever The Brooklyn Local did the borough proud and raised over $100,000 to help feed hungry New Yorkers!

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