Published on July 3rd, 2012 | by Greg0
This Weekend: Cook Out NYC (No Backyard Required)
Sure, tomorrow is Independence Day, the day for folks to haul out the grill and celebrate the grand American traditions of firework displays and parades. There's plenty going on here in NYC- the big Macy's fireworks show will be over on the west side of the city this year, visible from our offices- which have barely recovered from the recent Pride festivities. But if you're looking for something to do during the weekend to continue the summer culinary traditions of burgers, hot wings, and the like- we've got just the thing.
Cook Out NYC will be taking over part of Governor's Island on July 7th and 8th from 11:30am to 4:30 pm, offering a free ferry service and starting a new competitive eating contest (kimchi instead of hot dogs- we can't wait). Billed as the "ultimate outdoor cooking and country fair event", there will be live music, some family friendly areas (including the awesomely-named "Amy Poehler’s Hot Chicks Room" where you can see and play with attractive young, um, chickens).
And what would a grilling event be without beer? Since July is 'Good Beer Month', Sixpoint will be on hand pouring seven different brews, like the Signal Smoked Pale Ale. Plus, it's not going to be just your father's hamburger- there will be lamb, ostrich, and even goat available thanks to Fossil Farms. Plus, samples from twenty or so vendors, like Blind Tiger, John Brown's Smokehouse, and Jimmy's No. 4, plus chili for your sausages from Lucky 777.
Tickets are available now, and inexpensively priced- $30 for a basic general admission ticket with one free beer, or add $15 more for three additional beers. Or you can opt for the $65 Premium ticket, which includes "plenty of access to Sixpoint beer". No matter which ticket you grab, we'll see you there this weekend, burgers (and kimchi!) in hand.