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Event: Drink Booze and Hear About Ice Cream Sodas

 

 

 

Photo: Hamilton Conservation Authority via Flickr.

Yes, I know, summer’s over. So what am I doing talking about ice cream? I should be talking about pumpkins. Or maybe turkeys.

Well, ice cream’s one of those treats that people love 24/7, 365 days a year. So even though it’s almost Halloween, I’m doing two events in the coming weeks where I’m talking about ice cream history and reading from my book Ice Cream: A Global History.

The first is in San Francisco Oct. 9 at Omnivore Books on Food. The second, part of the reading series Drink.Think, is in New York, where I’ll be part of a group reading about drinks, mostly alcoholic—except I’m reading about the sweet and innocent cream soda. (See below for details.)

 

 

 

Here’s the info.  Hope to see you there!

Omnivore Books of Food, San Francisco

Oct 9, 2012

6pm-7pm

3885 Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA

415 282 4712

Drink: Think, New York, New York

 October 16, 2012

The bar will be open starting at 6pm – the reading starts at 7pm

Obra Negra, below Casa Mezcal

86 Orchard Street

212 777 2600

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Pickle Day Slated for Oct. 17 on Lower East Side

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I don’t want a pickle

Just want to ride on my motorsickle

Well, Arlo Guthrie may prefer motor bikes to pickles, but not me!  If you’re a pickle lover stop by the 10th annual International Pickle Day on Broom Street between Orchard and Ludlow on the Lower East Side.

There are pickle samples from around the world, says the NYFood Museum, one of the event’s sponsors. In its heyday, the Lower East Side was home to well over 100 pickle enterprises.

On hand at the festival will be some foods that are traditionally pickled—and some I’d never guess you could pickle. Here’s a partial list.

  • Radishes
  • tomatoes
  • okra
  • cabbage
  • carots,
  • beans’onions,
  • limes
  • mangoes
  • beets

International Pickle Day

Sunday, Oct. 17th

11 a.m. to 430 pm in the parking lot on Broomer Street and on Brome Street.

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New York Pickle Day Set for Oct. 4

Photo:  Ilovepickles.org

Photo: Ilovepickles.org

Update:

If you really love pickles, see what the Museum of Natural History planning doing Oct. 13.


Love pickles?

This year’s Ninth Annual NYC International Pickle Day, slated for Oct. 4, promises more free briny tidbits than ever before.

From India to Haiti—and yes, as close by as the Lower East Side—pickled tidbits from around the world will be on hand.  If they can brine it, you can taste it.

Here’s a sampling:

  • Kosher dills (of course!)
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Okra
  • Cabbage
  • Fish
  • Carrots
  • Beans,
  • Eggs
  • Mangos
  • Beets

The festival operates under tents, rain or shine.

Date: Oct. 4

Time: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Place: The parking lot on Broome Street, between Essex and Ludlow

There’s free valet bike parking.

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Guss’ Pickles Leaves the Lower East Side for Brooklyn

Photo:  Ilovepickles.org

Photo: Ilovepickles.org

Curbed reports via the The Low-Down that Guss’ Pickles is decamping from the Lower East Side for Brooklyn in the next few months, leaving behind what remains of the area’s old time nosheris– Katz’s, Yonah Schimmel, Russ & Daughters and Kossar’s Bialys.

Guss’ Pickles

85 Orchard St.

New York, NY 10002

212 334 3616

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Chinatown/Lower East Side: Vanessa’s Dumpling House

It’s hard to spend more than $10 on a meal at Vanessa’s Dumpling House on Eldridge St on the Lower East Side.

You’re not going to want to linger in this place.  It’s spare, dingy and cramped with a few rickety tables pushed close together and a narrow counter where you can huddle with your dumplings.  Behind the counter is the kitchen, enveloped in a cloud of steam, which swiftly turns out dumplings, noodle dishes and pancakes for the hungry hordes who line up for this cheap but satisfying grub.

Of the things we sampled, all were extremely satisfying, including the chive and pork fried dumpling and a hearty dish of noodles with meat and bean sauce.  My favorite was the cabbage and pork pancake, an empanada-like concoction of flaky pastry encasing a luscious filling.

Vanessa’s Dumpling House
118 Eldridge St.
New York, NY
212 625 8008
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