Archive for May 2010

Downtown Links (The “I Should Totally Put A Wall Of Restaurant Worship In My Apartment” Edition)

This wall makes me feel lame, courtesy of Attack

  • An ad agency downtown, Wieden+Kennedy, has put up an awesome Wall of Restaurant Worship at their office. It puts to shame my list scrawled in Sharpie/pile of restaurant take-out menus. [Attack]
  • Ed’s Lobster Cart, an offshoot of waaaay out of Midtown Lunch-range Ed’s Lobster Bar, is opening its cart this weekend behind the World Financial Center at Vesey & N. End Ave. This is about the only time I will spend $15 on a sandwich. [Blondie & Brownie]
  • The mortadella sandwich at Parisi Bakery on Mott St. is “oh-so-slightly funky.” [Serious Eats NY]
  • Eddie Huang will be previewing the food for his upcoming Lower East Side restaurant Xiao Ye this weekend. I’m still sad he had to change the name from Crackhaus.  [Grub Street]

Lunch Dream Come True: Vendys Putting Together Downtown Pushcart Market

Dine Around Downtown Lunch Festival

Here’s some big news before a long weekend – the Street Vendor Project (the organization behind the Vendy Awards) is putting together a Pushcart Market on Park Place btw. B’way+Church Streets Friday, June 11th from 10am to 6pm. The event will bring together vendors from all over the city in a way that’s never been done before (no tube socks at this street fair!) The cross-borough food line up is mind boggling (if you wanted to, you could easily get breakfast, lunch and dinner there!) and it includes Vendy nominees and a Midtown street food legend.

Check out the temporary list of vendors, after the jump…

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Go Burger Truck Finds Permanent Home at the South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport is turning into a food truck food court!  First Wafels and Dinges puts a permanent cart on Fulton and Front.  Then Cupcake Stop announces that they’ve launched a second truck which will be permanently parked on Pier 17. And now this!  Starting tomorrow the Go Burger Truck will also be permanently parked at Pier 17, seven days a week, from 11am to 6pm.  The truck, which launched in April and is owned by the BLT Restaurant Group, had been operating mostly on the weekends.

And as an added bonus, because tomorrow (Friday) is National Burger Day they’ll be christening their new spot with a lunch special. From 12noon – 4pm: a classic burger, fries and milkshake will be $10. And for those Go Burger fans who don’t work Downtown, the truck will travel to other locations 4 times a month… follow them on Twitter to keep track.

Checkers Renews My Faith In Fast Food Hamburgers

It’s a rare day that I venture into any mainstream fast food restaurant in the city, because why eat a Big Mac when I can have free reign over the fixin’s bar at Maoz or a banh mi from Baoguette? After passing by the Checkers on Chambers St. (btw. Broadway & Church) one too many times, I finally decided to get lunch from there and eat in the nearby City Hall Park. I stuck with the basics at this somewhat shiny new place, and I was not disappointed. Industrial beef patties after the jump!  Read more »

Fancy Sandwich Shop Salume Opens Today: If you like your Italian panini ungrilled, you're in luck! Salume opens at 330 W. Broadway (at Grand St.) today without a sandwich press in sight. All the sandwiches are out of ML price range, but feel free to weigh in in the comments if you check it out.

Nyonya Ups The Spice Ante, Malaysian Style

Some days when I’m deciding on what to eat for lunch it comes down to one variable: spice. You see, I’m a spice fiend and am always trying to find new and different vehicles for making myself sweat during lunch, without exercising. That is part of the reason I ended up at Malaysian chainlet Nyonya’s location on Grand St. (btw. Mulberry & Mott streets). I had tried to eat there once before but was greeted with a long wait, and was reminded of it again by a mention on Lunch With Front Studio. All it took was a 10 minute subway ride up to Canal St. and I had a delicious $6.50 lunch special on the table in front of me. Read more »

Roast Pork Today At Roxy Coffee Shop: I know some of you missed out on the roast pork I wrote about last week at Roxy Coffee Shop on John St. You can get it today or Thursday. Go with an empty stomach!