Archive for 'Food is the New Rock'

Action Bronson Talks w/ Me About Street Meat

Obviously you love street meat (why else would you be on this site!?) but if you also love indie hip hop you’ll want to check out this week’s episode of Food is the New Rock, the weekly podcast I do with musicians who like food and chefs who like music.  Previous guests have included Mike D from the Beastie Boys, David Chang, Marcus Samuelsson, Duff Goldman and Henry Rollins.  But this week I was particularly excited to talk to Queens rapper (and former chef) Action Bronson, who shares my love of halal chicken and lamb over rice.  So much so that we spend the first ten minutes of the episode talking about it.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or  download the episode for free here>>

New York Times Confirmed: Food Is The New Rock: Our fearless leader was quoted in today's New York Times dining section, not because of Midtown Lunch, but for his Tumblr side project (and new podcast) Food is the New Rock. The news hook for the article, which talks about food becoming a center piece at music festivals, is this weekend's Great GoogaMooga Festival. There's no mention of traditional festival fare like corn dogs, until Zach calls them "one of the greatest inventions of all time" at the end of the piece. Shocker!

Download the Food is the New Rock Podcast on iTunes

We interrupt your regularly scheduled lunchtime content to bring you this news: the preview episode of the Food is New Rock podcast is now available!   If you haven’t seen it yet, Food is the New Rock is a little Tumblr side project that Zach started last year to celebrate the places where food and music intersect.  He was working at Sirius Satellite Radio (on 48th and 6th) when he started Midtown Lunch, so it’s no surprise that a free podcast is where he was going with this thing.  The preview episode is 35 minutes long, and features Mike D from the Beastie Boys and Los Angeles Chef Roy Choi (who you may remember from this Midtown Kogi visit) talking food and music. You can download it from iTunes or Soundcloud and if you like what you hear please leave a comment and subscribe to receive future episodes.  You can also follow FitnR on TumblrFacebook and Twitter.  Thanks… and we now return you to your regularly scheduled lunchtime programming.