5 Napkin Burger’s 2nd Beer Dinner


5 Napkin Burger’s 2nd Beer Dinner is coming up with Brooklyn’s Kelso on October 6th.  The dinner will begin with an informal reception where guests will mingle with the husband and wife brewers Kelly and Sonya and dine on signature appetizers from 5 Napkin Burger’s menu and ones that Chef Andy D’Amico will prepare with the featured beers just for the event. Kelly and Sonya are bringing out all the stops and are pouring rare brews such as their Bourbon Barrel Aged, Brandy Barrel Aged IPA and the Flemish Red Ale.  

5 Napkin Lager
India Pale Ale
Bourbon Barrel Aged Recessionator Doppelbock
Brandy Barrel Aged IPA
Flemish Red Ale

Cocktail Hour Appetizers: Crispy Chicken Nuggets with 5NB Brew BBQ Sauce
Brandy Barrel Aged IPA Pulled Pork Sliders with pickled veggies, cilantro, sriracha and lime
Kellerfest and Cheddar Soup with Candied Bacon

Entrees (choice of):
5 Napkin Burger
Lobster Mac N’ Cheese

Flemish Red Ale Moon Pie

The dinner is $60 (including tax and tip) and includes seven full beers, 6 different appetizers during the cocktail reception, choice of entrée and dessert.    To purchase tickets, please visit
www.5napkinburger.eventbrite.com <http://www.5napkinburger.eventbrite.com> .  5 Napkin Burger Astoria is located at 35-01 36th Street at 35th Avenue (718.433.2727; 5napkinburger.com).  


Pig Mountain Catskills Announces Chef Additions


The Food Network Chopped Chef Amanda Freitag has announced she will be cooking at Pig Mountain Catskills on October 15th. Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy’s No. 43), along with the team that brought you Pig Island, had been looking for a location outside the city to do a fall event. “Having Amanda on board rounds out our great slate of chefs. It’s a chance for some city chefs to have a real country experience,” Carbone notes. Additional chefs include:

  • ·         Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez (Print Restaurant), co-founder of the event, whose family has had a house in Sullivan County since 1952, introduced Farmhearts and Bridle Hill Farm to the Pig Island team;
  • ·         Matt Weingarten
  • ·         Matt Hamilton

Pig Mountain Catskills will offer up a pig roast celebrating all things local on Saturday, October 15th from 1-6 p.m. at Bridle Hill Farm (190 Hemmer Road, Jeffersonville, NY). The event will feature four chefs roasting eight whole hogs provided by Hahn’s Farm; vegetarian sides; beer and wine from New York state; and a music slate TBA. Proceeds will benefit Farmhearts, a non-profit helping family farms in the Catskills.

For those wanting to make a weekend of it, chefs will be digging their pits and starting their roasts Friday evening, and a special Pig Mountain Catskills Brunch will be served up by Early Bird Cookery on  Sunday, October 16th (reserved seatings at 10 a.m and noon) at Hill’s Country Inn (6 Bethlehem Road, Callicoon Center, NY). The brunch menu includes a three-course menu, including trout hash, farmer’s market frittata and roasted corn fritters with candied bacon.

Early bird tickets (through October 1st) for Pig Mountain are $35; general admission tickets will be $45. The brunch seating requires a reservation (845-932-7994) and is also $35. Stores in Narrowsburg will be selling advance tickets. More details are available at ilikepig.com. Lodging information can be found at www.scva.net (Sullivan County Visitor’s Association) and www.outinthecatskills.com.