Jimmy Carbone is a chef and entrepreneur who has promoted local agriculture and New York’s finest beers and spirits for more than two decades. Voted one of the Best Gastropubs in the US by Food & Wine Magazine, Jimmy’s No. 43 is home to interesting and unusual beers, along with great food based on a seasonal greenmarket menu. This low-ceilinged, subterranean East Village favorite, which dates to the 1880s, offers a dozen always-rotating taps, often stocked with New York breweries such as Barrier, The Other Half, and Peekskill. The food menu features a seasonally inspired mix of plates like kale anchovy toasts, shrimp and grits, and sausages from the East Village Meat Marketand meat sourced from Union Square Greenmarket. Jimmy’s über-friendly clientele are frequently treated to guided tastings, demonstrations and lectures related to craft beer, regional wines and hard ciders. Go for the beer; stay for the community! Jimmy’s No. 43 is located below street level at 43 East 7th Street (at 2nd Ave) in Manhattan.