Tag Archives: Tribeca

Old Ragu Spaghetti Sauce Ad on Building in Tribeca

I don’t think it’s widely known that Ragu pasta sauce company was started by Italian immigrants. Assunta and Giovanni Cantisano immigrated from Potenza, Italy, to Rochester, NY, and began canning tomatoes for sauce. They started their company in 1937. At one time, the Cantisanos’s factory employed over 300 people. In the 1950s, Ralph Cantisano, the Cantisanos’s son, added the gondola to Ragu’s label. In 1969, they sold the name Ragu to Chesebrough-Pond’s. (Unilever owned Ragu for a long time, but Mizkan Group, a Japanese food manufacturer, bought Ragu and Bertolli in 2014 for $2.5 billion.) After the sale, the Cantisanos made pasta sauce under other names, including Francesco Rinaldi, which they purchased in 1981. An employee’s family bought their company in 2002, renaming it LiDestri Foods, and is a successful sauce maker today.

I read on Forgotten New York that there was an old Ragu spaghetti sauce sign painted on a building in Tribeca on 6th Avenue between White and Walker Streets. So I had to stop by and photograph it myself.

 

Weekend Whets 5/16

Taste of Tribeca, May 17, 2014, Tribeca, Manhattan: Enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants to benefit PS 150 and PS 234.

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014, 9th Avenue, 42nd to 57th Streets, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan:  Street festival celebrating the variety of food in the area.

Salon Selects: Honey Tasting, May 18, 2014, 2 p.m., 12-turn-13
Brooklyn: 
Sample honeys from around the world.  $40.

The Slurpy, Messy History of Ramen with George Solt, Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street (between Park and Lexington), Upper East Side, Manhattan:   Author of  The Untold History of Ramen:  How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze discusses ramen.  Reception and ramen samples.  Ticket prices vary.

Ice Cream Social with Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Noon, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Join the owners of Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery. $21.

Taste of Sunnyside, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Queens Blvd/46th Street, under elevated 7 train, 4612 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, Queens:  Celebrate the diversity of Sunnyside cuisine.  $30 General Admission/$60 VIP.

Sake Dinner 2014, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Tocqueville Restaurant, 1 East 15th Street, Flatiron, Manhattan:  Ten course menu with sake pairing by Chefs Masato Shimitzu of 15 East and Jason Lawless of Tocqueville.  $300.

2014 NJ Pork Roll Festival, Saturday, May 24, 2014 10 a.m. to 
10 p.m., Trenton Social, Trenton, NJ:  Celebrate New Jersey’s unique food with pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich brunch, eating contest, documentary and more.

5th Annual Crawfish Boil, Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m., Sycamore Flowershop + Bar,1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn:  $25 for a large bucket of crawfish and a pint of seasonal Abita Beer.

Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn: Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images. $175 per class or $675 for all four.

June

Caviar in the Park, Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Heckscher Playground, 65th Street Transverse, Central Park, Manhattan:  Food from Cafe Habana, No. 7 Sub, Momofuku Milk Bar and more with outdoor games and live music.  $20.

Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.

14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday, June 8, Noon to 4 p.m., Lower East Side:  Celebrate the food and culture of the Chinese and Jewish community of the area.

Taste of Bushwick, Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn:  Party with food from local restaurants.

Solstice Session at the Arrogant Swine, June 21, 2014, The Arrogant Swine, Brooklyn:  Celebrate summer solstice with a pig roast, pulled-pork sandwiches, local beers and cornhole.  $40.

A California Olive Oil Tasting, June 26, 2014, 3 p.m., SD26 Restaurant and WineBar,19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), Manhattan: Taste different styles of olive oil and learn how it is produced.  $20-$35.

Brooklyn Eats, Friday June 27th, 2014, 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Brooklyn’s first food and beverage trade show.

Weekend Whets 5/9

Community Eats, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Industry City Bush Terminal, 233 37th Street, Brooklyn:  Gluten-free food fair.  $15-$20.

Lobster De Mayo, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Capitale, 130 Bowery, Lower East Side, Manhattan:  Lobster dishes like tacos and ceviche by popular area restaurants.  $295+.

Shuckin’ Awesome! A Sustainable Oyster Throwdown, Sunday, May 11, 2014, 6 p.m., SUSHISAMBA, West Village, Manhattan: Raw oyster creations from four acclaimed New York City chefs with open bar. $65.

Taste of Bayside, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Castle Fort Totten Park, Bayside, Queens:  Sample from Bayside restaurants.  $35.

Taste of Tribeca, May 17, 2014, Tribeca, Manhattan: Enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants to benefit PS 150 and PS 234.

Salon Selects: Honey Tasting, May 18, 2014, 2 p.m., 12-turn-13
Brooklyn: 
Sample honeys from around the world.  $40.

The Slurpy, Messy History of Ramen with George Solt, Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street (between Park and Lexington), Upper East Side, Manhattan:   Author of  The Untold History of Ramen:  How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze discusses ramen.  Reception and ramen samples.  Ticket prices vary.

Ice Cream Social with Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Noon, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Join the owners of Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery. $21.

Taste of Sunnyside, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Queens Blvd/46th Street, under elevated 7 train, 4612 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, Queens:  Celebrate the diversity of Sunnyside cuisine.  $30 General Admission/$60 VIP.

Sake Dinner 2014, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Tocqueville Restaurant, 1 East 15th Street, Flatiron, Manhattan:  Ten course menu with sake pairing by Chefs Masato Shimitzu of 15 East and Jason Lawless of Tocqueville.  $300.

5th Annual Crawfish Boil, Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m., Sycamore Flowershop + Bar,1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn:  $25 for a large bucket of crawfish and a pint of seasonal Abita Beer.

Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn: Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images. $175 per class or $675 for all four.

June

Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.

Make Chocolate From Scratch, Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., MakerBar, Hoboken, NJ:  Professional chocolatier leads class on how to make chocolate.  $50.

Weekend Whets 5/17

Great GoogaMooga, Friday, May 17, 2013 through Sunday, May 19, 2013, Prospect Park, Brooklyn:  Food and music festival.

Martha Stewart Cooking Demonstration, Friday, May 17, 2013, 1 p.m., Macy’s, 34th Street, Furniture department Level 9, Manhattan:  Martha cooks American food and signs her new cookbook, Martha’s American Food.

North Brooklyn Takes the Cake, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6 p.m., The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn:  A cupcake bakeoff!  Tickets are $15.

Taste of Tribeca, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson), Tribeca:  Outdoor culinary festival featuring dishes from Tribeca chefs.  Tickets $50.  Raises money for PS 150’s and PS 234’s arts and enrichment programs.

40th Annual Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013, Noon to 5 p.m., Ninth Avenue from 42nd to 57th Streets, Manhattan:  A celebration of the diverse restaurants on this strip.

The Sweet Escape:  New Jersey Confection and Dessert Tasting Expo, Sunday, May 19, 2013, The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, NJ: Sample tastings from the state’s bakeries, pastry chefs and sweet shops.  Tickets $65.

Cook it Raw:  David Chang & Friends, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 p.m.,  New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum, Manhattan:  Momofuku’s David Chang welcomes  chefs Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson for a conversation with Cook It Raw founder Alessandro Porcelli, moderated by journalist Lisa Abend.  $25 General admission.

Gluttony:  Deconstructing Dinner, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, Manhattan:  Part of a series on science and the deadly sins.  Steve Ettlinger, author of Twinkie, Deconstructed, and Dwight Eschliman, photographer of Foodstuff, discuss ingredients in popular processed foods.  $15-$25.

Meat Hooked!, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:30 p.m., BLDG 92 , Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, 63 Flushing Ave (at Carlton), Brooklyn:  Gotham Center Director Suzanne Wasserman’s new film, a documentary about meat and the rise and fall and rise again of butchers and butchering in and around New York.  $8/$5 members.