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Jimmy's No 43

On the Culture Front: Bjork With Orchestra, Small Mouth Sounds and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Backed by the fifteen-piece modern classical orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, her voice resonated with chilling clarity.

On the Culture Front: Minton's, The Audience and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The best evening out that you probably haven't heard about is going on every Wednesday night at Minton's, an old-fashioned supper club with equal emphasis on both words.

On the Culture Front: The Happiest Hour, Battle of the Belgians, The Complete Last Waltz and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It hard to find the silver lining in the cold, blustery weather and increasingly shorter days that mark December in New York, but one thing is the guilt for staying indoors completely evaporates.

Retro Done Right: Michael Arenella's Jazz Age Lawn Party

Tony Sachs | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

I'm a bit of a retro obsessive. I've grown sideburns and bought vintage cookbooks and polyester double-knit pullovers for a 1970-styled lounge par...

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

On the Culture Front: Wine Dinner at Famed Beer Bar, Green Porno and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.31.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Rossellini shines a light on the humor of mating but also touches on our profound need for it beyond utility. Green Porno is incredibly cheeky fun but buried slyly in there is a message about those who wish to define acceptable mating practices and the urging for them to stop.

On the Culture Front: Summer Culture Recap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There are many good reasons to leave the city in the summer, but the past few months have provided great reasons to stay. And to give summer a proper send-off, there's Pig Island where a ticket gets you unlimited dishes using local pigs.

On the Culture Front: Spin the Globe Without Leaving the City

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes it's nice to skip the trip and stay home. With that in mind, here are four food, wine, and beer experiences from Spain, France and South Korea that are just a subway ride away.

Waiter, There's Food In My Beer

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Heritage Radio Network

We all know the traditional French technique of cooking with wine, but with the renaissance of the craft beer movement, serious chefs are having their beer and cooking it too.

On the Culture Front: A New Generation of New Yorker Cartoonists, No Place to Go, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Singer/songwriter/playwright Ethan Lipton evokes the pain of being displaced from one's job and world, both literary and metaphorically as his character's job in No Place to Go is being relocated to Mars.

On the Culture Front: Battle of the Belgians and Bob Dylan Tribute at Le Poisson Rouge

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43 hosted the "Battle of the Belgians" at his cozy, subterranean East Village bar. This festive event pitted Belgian-style American beers against their authentic counterparts.

Pig Island: A Pork-Stuffed Festival of Gluttony

Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cara Parks

The focus was on the bounty of beautiful pork provided by local farms, including Violet Hill Farm, the Piggery and Tamarack Hollow. Which is your favorite pork presentation?

Week of Eating In Day Two: Preparation is Everything

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

Preparation is everything, whether it's for entering a meeting or meeting your daily caloric intake. How odd that for many of us, we'd more readily prepare for business relationships than the relationship that we have with food.