Veggie Tales at City Grit: The Experience

Sarah introduces menu

City Grit is not a restaurant and not an underground supper club. So, what is it? And how do you find out what’s cooking? And most importantly, how do you join the party?

 City Grit is the brainchild of Sarah Simmons, a North Carolina native, recently named one of America’s Greatest New Cooks by Food and Wine Magazine. She launched City Grit in 2011, in the heart of NoLita, NYC, as a culinary salon that brings both well known and lesser known chefs to the basement kitchen of an old brick schoolhouse to  strut their stuff. Guests dine at tables on the first floor of the schoolhouse which serves as a showroom for handcrafted furniture by day and morphs into informal dining areas by night.

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Getting Comfy at Jack’s Wife Freda, NYC

What do you get when two talented chefs marry and combine their culinary histories to open a cool place in Nolita?

Jack’s Wife Freda is just the place.  The young owners are Dean and Maya Jankelowitz. Dean is from South Africa and Maya hails from Israel. They both worked for Keith McNally and met while working around the corner (Balthazar)  from their three month old gem of a cafe. Continue reading