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Back in the day, we got our start at the Rosendale (NY) International Pickle Festival, taking home back-to-back Best in Shows in 2001-2002. So we love to circle the Sunday before Thanksgiving early on our calendars every year, ‘cuz that’s the time to be in Rosendale. The Impresario of the Fest, Mr. Bill Brooks, is also the town barber and the town florist… putting you city-living multi-taskers to shame. In addition to pickles to eat and to buy, there’s a pickle-making competition, a pickle juice drinking context, and a pickle toss. What’s a pickle toss, you say? See you in Rosendale, I say.
9th Rosendale International Pickle Festival
Route 32 South
Rosendale, New York
Our neighbor Jimmy Carbone, proprietor of Jimmy’s on East 7th Street in NYC, is having a benefit this Saturday to help the people of New Orleans. All proceeds are going to Operation Helping Hands, part of the Catholic Charities. The primary focus of this organization is home reconstruction. It’s an important time to remain involved… Katrina was over a year ago, and some people who aren’t directly affected haved moved on to ponder other things. But folks in New Orleans still need a lot of support. So go see Jimmy this Saturday. 20 dollars gets you all kinds of gumbos, jambalayas, beers and the like. And some cool music too. Ask him to make you a drink with Rick’s Picks Mean Beans.
New Orleans Benefit at Jimmy’s
Saturday, November 18
No.43 East 7th Street, downstairs
near Second Avenue, East Village
New York City
212 982 3006
There’s more than one Richard in our family. Our cousin, who goes by Rich rather than Rick, has traveled from Berkeley to run in the New York City Marathon this Sunday. He’s looking focused, fit and ready to go. We gave him a jar of Smokra as a pre-race snack, and he promised to wear a Smokra label on his visor during the race… sorta like NASCAR. If you see him running tomorrow, offer him something to keep him hydrated!
Not this pickler. I’ll be on “Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen on Newsradio 710 KIRO” this Saturday, November 4th from 4:30 -5:00 PST. Anyone can listen live (it’s not archived, so in real time only) via www.710kiro.com. Tom’s an esteemed Seattle chef and we’re going to talk about pickled okra and other fine topics. I hope we get around to coffee. And I’ve got a thing or two to say about pickled beets in the holiday season.
I’d remind you that for more information, just go to rickspicksnyc.com, but hey, you are already here!