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Friday, September 30, 2011

Party in Guy's (Guy Fieri) Garage in NYC 10-2-11

Pin It Party in Guy's Garage in NYC Sunday Night 10-2-2011

Food Network Superstar Guy Fieri wants you to celebrate like your parents are out of town. You'll need a can of Red Bull for Party in Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party. This night is one part 16 Candles and one part Porky’s cocktails and finger-lickin' foods to help you rock out way past curfew. The Ronald Reagans 80s Tribute Band will deliver the tunes as clips from some of your favorite movies play in the backdrop of Highline Stages, the newest venue in the Festival’s official home of the Meatpacking District. As with any Guy party, the energy will be intensely electric --making you wish the Festival did not have to come to a close. Casual, funky dress required. So whether you're an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a geek all are welcome to attend this late-night Breakfast Club.

Guy Fieri FAQ: In 2006, Guy Fieri premiered his first show, “Guy's Big Bite” on Food Network. Today, this "Culinary Rock Star” also hosts “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” as well as the special series “Tailgate Warriors” and guest judges on “The Next Food Network Star.” Guy collaborated with Rachael Ray in the star studded competition series, “Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off”, which premieres January 1, 2012 on Food Network. Guy co-owns 6 restaurants in Northern California – four Johnny Garlic’s and two Tex Wasabi’s locations. His expanding product range includes his Knuckle Sandwich series of knives, plus his eponymous line of salsas, BBQ sauces, marinated meats, sausages and artisan pizzas.

Events for Guy in NYC: http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/2011/p/guy-fieri-49

Participating Eateries, Sponsors and Chefs:
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza - Francis Garcia
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill - Chef Velma Hawthorne
This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef - Will Gallagher
Led Zeppole - Sal Basille
Levain Bakery - Connie McDonald & Pam Weekes
and Much More...

-Allen/Two Frys

Edible Escape 2011 - Edible Manhattan October 19, 2011

Pin It Edible Escape 2011 - Edible Manhattan October 19

Edible’s inaugural Travel Issue Tasting event—tied to our popular travel issue that features New York chefs, sommeliers and ingredient foragers searching the globe for tastes—will feature two dozen local and global travel destinations, paired with the food and drink that go with them, and always with some New York connection.

Held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the spectacular Angel Orensanz Center on the Lower East Side, attendees will stroll amidst wine regions, exotic taste purveyors, eco-tourism destinations and locavore getaways, while sampling the sips and bites that those places deliver. It’s the perfect event for food and drink-focused travelers, or anyone looking to plan their next trip to a global–or local–destinations.

Full Information with full participants list see the web site at:
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/edible-escapes-2011/
 
-Allen/Two Frys

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NYC Food Film Festival October 13-16, 2011 at Tribeca Cinemas

Pin It NYC Food Film Festival October 13-16, 2011 at Tribeca Cinemas

A Cheers to Burgers
Are you hungry for food and film? The NYCFFF has a solution for you then. Chefs Brad Farmerie and Amanda Freitag Set to Rock 5th Annual NYC Food Film Festival. Taste What You See On the Screen! Presented in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival is a cinematic scratch n' sniff where guests taste the food they see on the screen. The 2011 NYC Food Film Festival will take place October 13-16, 2011 in New York City.

The Tribeca Taco Takedown
There are alot of films/events. Here are some cool ones: Taco Takedown, Edible Adventure, Farm to Film to Table, Cheers to Burgers and Beers, and much more. Visit the website for a complete listing of all the films and events!

Tell them twofrys.com sent ya: http://www.twofrys.com/

NYCFFF: http://www.nycfoodfilmfestival.com/. Tickets are available on the Fest's website. ENJOY!

-Allen/Two Frys

Monday, September 26, 2011

Free Breakfast Campground Berries in Ashland, Oregon from My Dad

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Free Breakfast Campground Berries in Ashland, Oregon.

My father and mother were just up in Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In the campground, they had an added bonus naturally growing FREE NATURAL BERRIES. Awesome! I wish I was there to eat them too. My dad had them every day with breakfast and sent me this picture from the campground they stayed at. COOL PICTURE! THANKS DAD!!

-Allen/Two Frys

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday Night Pizza

Pin It Monday Night Pizza
On Monday, we had pizza night and it's always fun making it. I bought Boboli Pizza Crust since I wanted a quick meal and this brand tastes great.


I made Veggie Pizza with broccoli, yellow and orange peppers, pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Before placing ingredients on the crust I lightly brushed on good quality olive oil, spread pizza sauce, added the veggies, seasoned lightly with kosher salt and topped with cheese.


Allen made Ham & Olive Pizza. He coated the crust with olive oil, added sliced black olives, Jones Ham Slices Natural Hickory Smoked cut up in chunks, seasoned with Italian Seasonings and Dried Chives, and loaded up on the mozzarella cheese. His pizza was extra cheesy.

Pizza baked according to pizza crust instructions. Yummy!!!

-Sophia/Two Frys

The I-Word Raises Awareness With Launch Of Food For All People

Pin It The I-Word Raises Awareness With Launch Of Food For All People
Live and Give. Small changes to daily routine can lift up our neighbors in need.


Bronx, NY, September 20, 2011--The I-Word, creators of http://www.bronxmall.com/, launches Food For All People, www.bronxmall.com/food, furthering the commitment to community outreach by providing resources in exciting ways, starting with the Bronx.

Echoing the sentiment of the importance of outdoor markets close to home, making affordable and nutritious food accessible to the Bronx, The I-Word founder Barbara Tallerman says, "By simply changing our food shopping habits, supporting local farmers, and participating in so many enjoyable activities sponsored by organizations already committed to helping those in need, we are indirectly making our contribution. One by one," adds Tallerman, "we will make a difference, and, together, strengthen our entire community."

Food For All People will connect everyone in the Bronx and throughout NYC, encouraging participation in local and national organizations working hard to end hunger. Food For All People is a resource for information on a multitude of events such as planting edible gardens, urban farm tours, cooking demonstrations for healthy eating, food festivals, restaurants that donate to food banks, and volunteer opportunities.

You can get involved in Food For All People by submitting your thoughts and feedback on your own activities, or by sponsoring a page for your community organization, business, blog, restaurant, or professional service. For further information, please visit: www.bronxmall.com/food, email: food@bronxmall.com or call: 718-601-8772.

www.bronxmall.com, online since 1996, is host to all 12 Bronx Community Boards courtesy of Con Edison in cooperation with Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and is the vehicle for leading community organizations and businesses to reach the entire borough...and beyond.

-Sophia/Two Frys

Also see us online at Food For All People. We encourage your participation with them. We can be seen here on the Food For All People website: http://www.bronxmall.com/food/local.html

-Allen/Two Frys

An Evening With Guy Fieri At Johnny Garlic's California Pasta Grill New Location In Dublin, CA

Pin It An Evening With Guy Fieri At Johnny Garlic's California Pasta Grill New Location In Dublin, CA
On October 10, 2011 join Guy Fieri for dinner in the new Johnny Garlic's Californina Pasta Grill in Dublin, California located at 4920 Dublin Boulevard, Tel: (925) 248-2347. Tickets cost $125 each and are available at the restaurant. Tickets are going fast so buy yours quick before they are all sold-out. Proceeds will go to Childrens Charities of  East Bay.

The city of Dublin has named it "Guy Fieri" day! Woo, hoo... It will be a day of fun and great food so have a great time, bring your friends and family, and support a great cause. There will be a booksigning, photos, games, prizes, and dinner with Guy.

It is great to hear the new and fourth Johnny Garlic's California Pasta Grill location has opened in Dublin at the former Fuzio restaurant site at Hacienda Crossings. Be sure to check it out and support Childrens Charities of East Bay.

For further information, please visit the Johnny Garlic's site: http://www.johnnygarlics.com/.

-Sophia/Two Frys

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Malaysia Noodle Festival September 27, 2011

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Malaysia Noodle Festival September 27, 2011

Malaysia Kitchen for the World is hosting the ultimate street food celebration: the first-ever Malaysia Noodle Festival, featuring classic Malaysian noodle dishes by restaurants in New York City and the Tri-State area. In the vibrant setting of the Chelsea Triangle in the Meatpacking District (14th Street and 9th Avenue), surrounded by colorful tents, umbrellas and lanterns reminiscent of the open-air markets of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, the Malaysian Noodle Festival will showcase a variety of classic Malaysian noodle dishes, from Laksa soups to stir fries.

Participating restaurants include:
Fatty Crab
Laut
Nyonya
Bentara
New Malaysia
Penang UWS
Spice Market
Todd English's Ember Room

This event is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 27.
Tickets are not required.
All food will be on sale for $4 to $8.

Check the site for additional information:
http://www.malaysiakitchennyc.com/news-events/events/malaysian-noodle-festival

-Sophia/Two Frys

Dine Out Irene: Help Out Area Farmers On September 25, 2011

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Dine Out Irene: Help Out Area Farmers On September 25, 2011

On September 25, 2011, participating New York restaurants will give up to 10% of their sales to Just Food and GrowNYC to benefit NY area farmers hard hit by hurricane Irene. This is a great opportunity to enjoy dinner out and for a great cause.

A lot of people are still struggling with the aftermath of Irene in parts of upstate New York. Those affected are big agricultural areas and getting a farm back on its feet after a major flood is no small task so help is needed. Your participation would greatly help the cause.

Restaurants listed below are participating all day on Sunday, September 25, 2011, unless otherwise stated.
Aldea (participating Monday, September 26)
al di là
Annisa
Andaz 5th Avenue
Asia de Cuba
A Voce Columbus (brunch)
Balaboosta
Bar Basque
Bark Hot Dogs
Benjamin Steakhouse
Betto (dinner)
Bistro de la Gare (dinner)
Blue Hill (a percentage of sales of the Farmers Feast tasting menu benefits Dine Out Irene)
Bobo
Brindle Room
The Brooklyn Kitchen*
Buttermilk Channel
Cafe Joul
China Grill
Colonie (dinner)
Corsino Cantina (dinner)
Do Or Dine (dinner; participating Monday, September 26)
Ed's Chowder House
Ember Room (brunch and lunch)
Fatty Crab (all NYC locations)
Fatty 'Cue (all locations)
Fatty 'Cue at the Battery*
Fatty Snack* (all locations)
Franny's
Gramercy Tavern (dinner)
Greensquare Tavern (brunch)
The Green Table
Highpoint Bistro & Bar (brunch)
Hill Country
The Hurricane Club (dinner)
ICE - Tomato Lover's Cooking Class, 75% of tuition benefits Dine Out Irene*
ici
ilili
'ino (dinner)
'inoteca cucina (dinner)
'inoteca liquori (dinner)
Jack the Horse Tavern
James Beard Foundation (brunch)
Jimmy's No. 43
Kefi
La Gazzetta
La Palapa
LIC Market (brunch)
Locanda Vini e Olii
Macao Trading Co.
Maialino (dinner)
Marc Forgione
The Meat Hook*
Mile End Delicatessen
The Modern (dinner)
Monkey Bar (participating Monday, September 26)
The National
Northern Spy Food Co.
Oaxaca Taqueria (all locations)
Oceana (dinner)
Olives
Osteria del Circo (dinner)
Palo Santo (brunch)
Park Avenue Autumn (dinner)
Picnic Market & Cafe
The Plaza Food Hall (dinner)
RED (dinner)
Red Farm
Red Rooster (dinner)
Riverpark
Robicelli's*
Salumeria Rosi
SD26 (dinner)
SHO Shaun Hergatt (participating Monday, September 26)
Socarrat Paella Bar (all locations)
Spot Dessert Bar (brunch and lunch)
Suenos (dinner)
Taïm
Tanuki Tavern
Telepan (dinner)
Tipsy Parson (dinner)
Tocqueville (participating Monday, September 26)
The Trilby (brunch and lunch)
Tulsi
Txikito (dinner)
Union Square Cafe (dinner)
Untitled at the Whitney (dinner)
Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar (brunch and lunch)
Wallsé
The Waverly Inn
'wichcraft (all NYC locations)
Wonder City Coffee & Donut Bar

Participants outside of New York City:
Bandwagon Brew Pub (Ithaca, New York)
Birdsall House (dinner; Peekskill, New York)
The Bistro at Red Newt Cellars (Hector, New York)
Blue Mountain Bistro To Go (Kingston, New York)
Cha Cha Hut BBQ (Andes, New York)
The Cup and Saucer Restaurant and Tea Room (brunch and lunch; Beacon, New York)
Meritage Restaurant (dinner; Scarsdale, New York)
Ramiro’s 954 (Mahopac, New York)
River City Grille (Irvington, New York)
Simply Red Bistro (Ovid, New York)
Stissing House (Pine Plains, New York)
Sweet Grass Grill (Tarrytown, New York)
Tavern Restaurant at Highlands Country Club (brunch and lunch; Garrison, New York)
Tomatillo (Dobbs Ferry, New York)
The Villa (dinner; Lagrangeville, New York)

*This establishment is not a restaurant, but a percentage of the day’s purchases will benefit Dine Out Irene.

Check site for updates: http://dineoutirene.com/participants

-Sophia/Two Frys

Friday, September 16, 2011

National Guacamole Day September 16

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Celebrate National Guacamole Day September 16. It’s the holiday you've all been waiting for! September 16 is National Guacamole Day and November 14 is National Spicy Guacamole Day. Show your true green colors and impeccable good taste with Hass Avocados, the choice of professional chefs and guacamole connoisseurs. Serve them proudly throughout the day and for the remaining 363 days for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. The possibilities are endless with always in season Hass Avocados. Try our tips and recipes for a perfect guacamole celebration.


 
 
 
Get Avocado Recipes, Nutrition Facts & More!
Hass Avocados: http://www.avocadocentral.com/

FAQs - Frequently Asked Avocado Questions
http://www.avocadocentral.com/how-to/faqs

If you do not make some pick some up at the grocery.


One of my favorites at the store is always Wholly Guacamole!


See the website here:  http://www.eatwholly.com/


Have an avocado today and any day - they are great and good for you!

-By Allen/Two Frys

Thursday, September 15, 2011

PA Gourmet Cooking And Entertaining Experience 2011

Pin It PA Gourmet looks like a good event upcoming in York, PA. Here are some details for our readers.

PA Gourmet is more than a food and wine show. It's a premier gourmet and entertaining experience showcasing the best in food, wine, spirits, beer and party hosting ideas. Attendees will learn what to pair, how to prepare and why presentation is so important.


Saturday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011
Toyota Arena, York Expo Center
Eat. Drink. Learn. Shop.

Indulge your senses in:
•Cooking demos
•Celebrity appearances
•Wine, beer and spirits tasting
•Culinary sampling
•Specialty shopping
•Hosting tips
•Outdoor grilling techniques
•Kitchen design

The 2011 PA Gourmet cooking and entertaining experience will be held at:
Toyota Arena
York Expo Center
334 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17404

The 2011 PA Gourmet
You are invited to be a part of the experience.

http://www.jpiexpo.com/pagourmet

-Allen/Two Frys

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bakers’ Southern Tradition Peanuts Review

Pin It Bakers’ Southern Tradition Peanuts Review

Bakers' Peanuts in our pantry
I am so impressed with Bakers' products and think they are all delicious. For the past 2 years I visited the Bakers' booth at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, and tried several items from them. All were great. This year, I purchased 2 jars of the Lightly Salted Blister Fried Peanuts and a jar of White Chocolate Covered Peanuts.

The Lightly Salted Blister Fried Peanuts were amazing and as mentioned before on our blog, I enjoyed them more than the Trader Joe's brand of Blister Peanuts. The White Chocolate Covered Peanuts were sweet and lightly salty, a great snack.

Bakers' Booth at the AC Fest 2011
Please visit the Baker's website and order some for yourself. You will not be dissapointed. Bakers' makes some amazing products and have wonderful looking gift baskets you can order as well.

Visit Bakers' at: http://www.bakerspeanuts.com/

-Allen/Two Frys

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hammer & Claws NYC - Blue Crabs Food Event

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Hammer & Claws NYC - Blue Crabs Food Event
September 23 - 25, 2011
The Tunnel @ The Terminal Stores
269 11th Avenue, Chelsea NYC


All-Inclusive Event - All U Can Eat Blue Crabs - All U Can Drink Beer & Cocktails, complimented by other classic items like hamburgers, hot dogs, and traditional sides such as coleslaw, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

It's time to bring the taste of the Chesapeake Bay to New York City with the 1st annual Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast! Nothing epitomizes Maryland culture more than blue crabs. For the first time ever, New York will have the opportunity to experience this wonderful tradition on such a large scale. Come enjoy a weekend of crab picking, claw cracking and more.

Hammer & Claws is brought to you by Joshua Morgan, a Maryland native and the founder/owner of Choptank Restaurant -- New York's first authentic Maryland inspired restaurant. This event is a truly authentic crab feast, exactly like those seen throughout Maryland during the summer crab season. This September 23th - 25th, Hammer & Claws gives all New Yorkers the opportunity to get their crab fix before the season is over. No summer should end without a crab feast.

The festival will take place in the historic Tunnel Space of the Terminal Stores building in Chelsea, on 11th Ave, between 27th and 28th. The large, expansive space will offer guests a truly authentic and unique dining experience, with hard shell crabs taking center stage, complimented by other classic items like hamburgers, hot dogs, and traditional sides such as coleslaw, potatoes, and corn on the cob.
  
Event Link for Information and Tickets: http://www.hammerandclaws.com/

Sponsored in Part by one of our fave's: http://www.oldbay.com/

-Allen/Two Frys

Friday, September 9, 2011

The NY Greenmarkets Locavore Challenge

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This September, join Greenmarket and NOFA-NY in taking the Eat Local Challenge. Eat an all local meal every day, host a locally-sourced potluck visit a Greenmarket-inspired restaurant, and tell them all about it.

About the Challenge - The NY Locavore Challenge is a month-long campaign aimed at engaging consumers across the state in eating local organic foods. The goal for this campaign is to educate consumers about how to make healthy and ethical food choices, cook with in-season, local organic foods, while supporting local sustainable farms and food businesses.

Our 2011 goal is to involve 5,000 people in this year's challenge, and bring the concepts of local, organic and sustainable more into the forefront of the general public's minds. This year's program is versatile, fun and FREE! Participants have the option of signing up for either a Bite-Sized, a Meal-Sized or a Feast-Sized challenge, and within these challenge scopes choose from a variety of different mini-challenges or events to participate in.

Thank you for supporting Greenmarket farmers!

Tell them http://www.twofrys.com/ sent you!
Thanks! EAT FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE!

The NY Locavore Challenge
http://www.nofany.org/events/ny-locavore-challenge/about-challenge

-Allen/Two Frys

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sweet 'N' Tasty Wings

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Sweet 'N' Tasty Wings
Allen purchased Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet & Sticky Barbeque Sauce so we bought some wings and drumettes and gave Guy's sauce the taste test. The label says "Chef Guy's sweet, sticky Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce rocks on just about anything. Smokey bourbon, sweet brown sugar and a hint of spicy black pepper create off-the-hook flavor that's a perfect compliment to everything from beef to chicken, pork and seafood."

Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet & Sticky Barbeque Sauce
I patted the chicken wings and drumettes dry with a paper towel, seasoned both sides with kosher salt and put them in a large ziploc bag. I added a good amount of Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet & Sticky Barbeque Sauce and made sure the sauce coated all the wings and drumettes and marinated them in the fridge for five hours. I preheated the oven on 375 degrees and baked the wings and drumettes for one hour turning them at the half hour point.

When you take the wings and drumettes out of the oven be sure to let them rest for about five minutes and enjoy! Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet & Sticky Barbeque Sauce was delicious and there is no need to add black pepper just salt since the sauce has pepper and the right amount of spices to give it great balance of flavor. Allen thought Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet & Sticky Barbeque Sauce was very sweet & sticky just as the label states. Yum!

 -Sophia/Two Frys

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Al's BBQ Pulled Pork

Pin It Al's BBQ Pulled Pork

Oink, oink! The slow cooker was the prime choice for Al's BBQ Pulled Pork recipe as the pork needs to cook for a long time. Allen used 3 lbs. of Boneless Pork Loin Country Style Ribs and seasoned both sides of the pork with kosher salt and McCargo's The Flavor of Bold Signature Rub and put it in the crock pot. 14 ounces of Kitchen Basics Beef Stock was added, 1 onion sliced in quarters and cooked for 4 hours on high. In the last 30 minutes of cooking time, add 6 cloves of garlic to the crock pot.

You can save the broth and freeze it for future use. Take the pork out of the crock pot and shred it with a fork and place it in a dutch oven or large pot. Allen then added 14 ounces of Picky Vicki Nice 'N Sweet Mild BBQ Sauce which tastes fantastic, and one tablespoon of Paula Deen Collection Hot Sauce. Paula Deen's hot sauce is great and has lots of flavor and not too much heat so you can add as little or as much as you like. Finally, stir everything together and simmer in pot on low-medium heat for about 15 minutes.

In the meantime, add some butter to your buns and toast them. Serve the pulled pork on the toasted buns. We did not add coleslaw or lettuce, tomato but feel free to go crazy. Al's BBQ Pulled Pork was so tasty, with the perfect amount of tang and heat it didn't need anything extra on it. Well, Allen really didn't want anything else on it so we left it at that.

I made my yummy potato salad to go with Al's BBQ Pulled Pork recipe. For my potato salad recipe, check it out here:  http://twofrys.blogspot.com/2011/04/potato-salad.html.

We had a lot of the pulled pork leftover so we put that in the freezer for future meal concoctions. I already have a recipe in mind to incorporate Al's BBQ Pulled Pork as a chili dish, and another recipe for pulled pork bean burritos. Both will be posted when we make those two recipes. If you are a pal of pork (POP) [a little Guy Fieri ism for ya], you will love this recipe. What is great about this recipe is that the slow cooker does all the work and your place will smell delicious.

I realize if you want to replicate this recipe you need the products we used so here are the links if you are interested.

You can order McCargo's The Flavor of Bold Signature Rub at:  http://www.americanspice.com/mccargos-signature-rub-stove-6-oz/.

You can order Picky Vicki Nice 'N Sweet Mild BBQ Sauce at:  http://pickyvicki.com/.

Paula Deen Collection Hot Sauce is available at: http://www.pauladeenstore.com/.  

-Allen and Sophia/Two Frys