Bon Appétit Grub Crawl

May 16, 2013 3:14:53 PM PDT
You've heard of a pub crawl, but how about a grub crawl?

That's the idea behind an upcoming food festival that allows ticket holders to eat lots and lots of food and meet the chefs inside their restaurants.

If you like food festivals this is a great option because you don't stand around in a park or field and sample small portions.

Instead, it's a moveable feast where you actually visit each restaurant and experience the ambiance and the food.

"These are small places that everyone wants to go to right now and we are giving you access to these hard to get into joints," said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit.

The editor of Bon Appétit knows what restaurants are hot right now.

Among them is Cole's Greenwich Village, one of the spots on this year's Bon Appétit Grub Crawl.

Chef Daniel Eardley will be serving up a favorite.

"We're going to do a little bit of a slider bento box, it's going to be a smaller version of our in house burger, chuck, a little bit of sirloin, and some brisket ground into it," Chef Eardley said.

They will be on a dill seed and onion flavored bun with house made bread and butter pickles.

That's a meal right there.

The 10-week-old "Pearl and Ash" is getting into the act with six dishes including blow-torched scallops, long beans with sea urchin, and meatballs with shitakes.

"It will be fun to break the rhythm of what we do on a daily basis and get to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time," Chef Richard Kuo of "Pearl and Ash" said.

Hidden inside a furniture design shop within what was the first parochial school in New York City is "City Grit".

"City Grit is a culinary salon where we host food culture events about 10-20 times a month. Sometimes I'm the chef and on other nights we bring in chefs from all over the country," said Sarah Simmons, Chef at City Grit.

One of the chefs for the grub crawl will be Jonah Miller will make huevos rotos, potatoes with chorizo sauce. At every stop there will be wine or specialty cocktails.

It's like Bon Appétit has come to life.

"These are the restaurants we would feature on the pages of the magazine. We're going to take you to five, six, seven restaurants, and it will be eating, drinking and having a great time," Rapoport said.

Tickets for the Bon Appetite Grub Crawl are on sale now.

It's June 1st and there are two crawls that day.

Each offers five stops.

You will eat way too much, you'll meet the chefs, and it's like a more intimate food festival.

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