It’s almost like the weather was just waiting to turn until Cider Week arrived–but now it’s here, and now we can have a proper fall. To kick off the height of apple season we’re joining with restaurants and bars all over New York to celebrate one of our state’s most exciting products–hard cider.
We’ll be featuring 4 local ciders for Cider Week (and beyond). They’re all delicious with breakfast, and totally cool to drink before heading back to the office for all your post-pancakes meetings….
Naked Flock Cider – Applewood Winery. Warwick, NY.
American Heirloom – Embark Craft Ciderworks, Williamson, NY
2015 Autumn’s Gold – Eve’s Cidery, Van Etten, NY
2015 Taconic – Aaron Burr Cidery. Sullivan County, NY
Join us on Thursday, September 29th, for the latest installment of our reading series, Tables of Contents. We’ll have short readings by three great novelists. After each reading, our chef Evan Hanczor will present a snack inspired by the passage you just heard. And after the readings, he’ll lead a fascinating discussion on the ways food figures in fiction and the similarities (and differences) in the creative process behind writing and cooking.
In addition to the free snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Food & Book Lovers! Join us this MONDAY, August 29, as we bring food and fiction to the same table with our new reading series. Our August menu is an end-of-summer return to form after taking our two month summer break, with authors Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You Charlie Freeman) and Belinda McKeon (Tender) reading something delicious from a recent or forthcoming work. We’ll make snacks inspired by each reading, and you get to enjoy it all.
$5 suggested donation, and beer & wine are available on the cheap! Plus we’ve got free mini biscuits for all. See you there!
RSVP on our Facebook page or just show up–it’s always an interesting evening.
We’re excited to be continuing to host some very special dinners by chef Nico Russell and his team this summer: trial runs for his soon-to-open restaurant, Oxalis, these showcase seasonal cooking at its most refined. Nico and his team, all alums of Restaurant Daniel, are presenting multi-course, prix fixe dinners, including beverages, for $85 a person (the dinners are sold in pairs, so get yourself a date for the evening!)
You can read more about what the dinners are like in this recent Brooklyn Magazine article. Buy tickets in advance here.
If you know anyone at Egg, chances are you know a passionate runner or cyclist or basketball player or hiker.
Being physically active is part of life in the restaurant business—it’s a job requirement, literally, but restaurant work is also the kind of work that tends to attract people who are up for significant physical challenges. We fielded a 4 person marathon team in this fall’s NYC marathon; we had 3 runners in the Brooklyn Half this spring. One of our long-time servers is now a writer for Runners World; another just took a couple of weeks off to cycle alone from Brooklyn to Quebec and back. (more…)