Archive for December 2011

Downtown Links (The “See You All For Many Lunches In 2012!” Edition)

Japanese omelets for everyone! Courtesy of Lunch Studio.

  • Hiroko’s Place is the lone maker of omu-raisu. [Lunch Studio]
  • A guide to Chinatown’s best soup dumplings (and it’s not Joe’s). [Serious Eats NY]
  • More info on the Popeye’s DOH shutter. Mice are involved. [DNAinfo]
  • Blue Spoon Coffee is opening a second location in the FiDi. [Tribeca Citizen]

Trucks Are Off Celebrating The Holidays: I'm sure not too many of you are at work today, but if you are there are a few trucks on the ML Downtown Twitter Tracker. Sweetery is at Hudson & King (but probably already gone) along with Eddie's Pizza which has a pie with pulled pork and GO Burger is at Varick & Vandam. Bongo Brothers is at Varick & Charlton and Schnitzel & Things is on Broad btw. Water & South.

Battle Of The $1 Pizza Slices: Roll And Go Vs. Joey’s Pepperoni Pizza

I’m not quite sure why the stretch of Broadway bordering Tribeca is getting all of the $1 slice love, but those of us working elsewhere downtown are jealous. Roll and Go opened a location at Broadway & Franklin trafficking in pizza, gyro and breakfast sandwiches and last week Joey’s Pepperoni Pizza opened a block up the street at Broadway & White selling only slices and the odd Jamaican patty. I decided that cheap pizza was just what I needed for lunch and staged an impromptu matchup between the two places. One of them came out the clear winner, but you’ll have to click through to see what $2 worth of pizza looks and tastes like.

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Korean Tacos, Burgers On The Twitter Tracker: On your Thursday ML Downtown Twitter Tracker...Kimchi Taco is at Hudson & Charlton, Frites N Meats is back in Tribeca at Church & Lispenard (free frites w/a burger purchase!) and Sweetery is at Hudson & King. Bongo Brothers is at Old Slip & Water for the last day this year, Wafels & Dinges has a cart at Greenwich & Murray, GO Burger is at Hanover Sq. & Water, and Rickshaw Dumplings is at Wall & William and Hudson & Houston. Mexicue is at Water & Broad with a BBQ beet taco.

Our Heros Truck Comes To Wall St., Proves No Theme Is Too Strange

Midtown contributor Brian wrote in yesterday to tell me about a new truck called Our Heros that he spotted at Wall St. & Water. The menu is salads and hot and cold hero sandwiches, but the kicker is that the workers are dressed in military regalia! The word is that they’ll be in the Financial District permanently (unless they take someone’s spot). A look at the non-patriotic menu after the jump. Read more »

Cinnamon Snail’s In The FiDi!: The vegan truck Cinnamon Snail is making it downtown debut at Wall & Water today. The ML Downtown Twitter Tracker also tells us Korilla BBQ is at Front & Gouverneur (their battery problem is fixed), Wafels & Dinges is at Hanover Sq., Sweetery, Big D's Grub and Frites N Meats are at Hudson & King and Bian Dang is at Coenties Slip & Water. Bongo Brothers is at Old Slip & Water, Milk Truck is at Church & Walker and GO Burger is at Varick & Vandam.

Hana’s Beef Stew Special Gives Asian Fusion A Good Name

Places that do Asian fusion food often serve mediocre food since they have enormous menus bouncing around between Japanese, Thai and/or Chinese. Hana on Nassau St. is a place I’ve walked by many, many times but never thought to go inside due to the fact that they have three separate menus for each of these cuisines and I just don’t have the patience to decide what I would want off of these. That problem was solved for me though when a handwritten sign appeared in the window one day promoting beef stew specials. I wasn’t exactly sure what an Asian place would do with this staple of my childhood, but I wanted to find out.

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