Archive for October 2010

Adrienne’s Slings A Pizza Style Close To My Heart

There’s a style of pizza I grew up eating that was baked on a cookie sheet by moms for birthday parties or at semi-crappy pizzerias. I love NYC-style pizza as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to find a little variation whether it’s in fancy Neopolitan pies or a grandma slice. When I went to Adrienne’s Pizza Bar on Stone St. (nr. Hanover Square) for lunch I was not expecting to have a blast from the past put in front of me. Read more »

Downtown Links (The “Downtowners Need Food Trucks Too” Edition)

That’s some good lookin’ rice. Courtesy of Bionic Bites

Free Scharffen Berger Cupcakes Today: You may have seen that Street Sweets teamed up with different businesses to bring free treats to you and this week it's cupcakes with Scharffen Berger chocolate. Well, today the truck is migrating south to Hudson btw. King & W. Houston from noon to 3 p.m. if you're looking for a free sugar rush.

Sahara Express Cart: Where Spicy Equals Buffalo-Style

It’s been awhile since I’ve randomly eaten at one of the many nondescript street meat carts dotting the sidewalks along Broadway. The Sahara Express cart at Broadway & Warren caught my eye because the signs on the side said they supposedly served fish over rice (and hummus, but I wasn’t fooled by that one). I love street meat fish and had one of the tastiest lunches ever ordering sea creatures from a truck. I put in my order behind a guy who had obviously been sent on a lunch mission for his office, and quickly came to realize that I was going to be eating either chicken or lamb. Read more »

Today In Lunch Weirdness: Burgers Cooked By A Knick

Yesterday it was Lil Jon slinging pizza, and today in weird celebrity + food news it’s burgers cooked by a former Knick. Lunch’er Deep sent in this shot of Charles Oakley at the Frites N Meats truck on Water & Broad today cooking up a special turkey burger on a whole wheat bun. Sounds…delicious?

Banh Mi Invasion Continues With Nicky’s Vietnamese

The hunger for Vietnamese sandwiches knows no bounds (unless you make crappy ones), and with that comes a new branch of Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches on Nassau St. (at Ann). They are already a sort of institution in Brooklyn and the East Village with cheap and tasty sandwiches. I was walking to get myself some street meat and then I spotted a grand opening sign in a mini-mall of sorts and Nicky’s became my new lunch destination. Read more »

Airing Of The Grievances: Why Have Food Trucks Abandoned Us?

You may have noticed recently that some food trucks that used to come down to the Financial District once a week have given that up. One that I’ve heard is mourned the most is the Schnitzel & Things Truck that would park in one of the worst places to find a good lunch, near Broad & Water. Well, lunch’er Adam has had enough:

No more Schnitz??  No more Eddie’s??  Maybe others?  What’s up with all the trucks abandoning us poor folks all the way down at the southern tip of Manhattan?  What’s wrong with Broad & Water? Any insight/intel is much appreciated.

I didn’t have the answer to that question, so I reached out to Oleg from Schnitzel & Things. Find out what he had to say about the situation after the jump. Read more »