Archive for January 2012

Desi Food Truck’s In The FiDi Again: There are a ton of trucks parking in both Soho and the Financial District today! The ML Downtown Twitter Tracker tells us Big D's Grub and Cupcake Crew are at Hanover Sq., Taim Mobile is at Varick & King, Our Heros is at Wall & Water, Sweetery is at it's usual Hudson & King and Eddie's Pizza's on Water near Maiden Lane. Desi Food Truck's returned to the FiDi at Water & Old Slip, Gorilla Cheese is at Hudson & King, Bongo Brothers is at Old Slip & Water, Korilla is at Varick & Vandam and Mike N Willie's is back at Wall & Front with fish tacos and sliders. Rickshaw Dumplings is at Hudson & Houston and Wall & William.

Blue Smoke Starting Takeout In The Next Month

If you’re a fan of barbequed meats and have been eyeing the new Blue Smoke in Battery Park City, but don’t have time to go sit down and eat lunch there, that problem should be solved next month. I stopped by yesterday and asked when they would be starting takeout and was told “sometime in February.” There’s not an exact date set, apparently, but at least it’s happening in the next few weeks. There’s also a bake shop counter up front with cupcakes and various things like cookie pie for sale, if you’re so inclined to a mid-afternoon sugar hit. Unfortunately the Blue Smoke website is down, so I can’t show you the lunch menu but there are pulled pork sandwiches along with a burger  for about $12 which is about as cheap for quality BBQ as we can ask for. I’ll keep you posted if word comes that the takeout operation is up and running.

Dough Re Mi Shooting For Spring Opening

I’m sure many of you working way down in the nether regions of the Financial District have been wondering what’s up with the mysterious coffee cup holding a delicious doughnut in the old Burritoville space. Dough Re Mi will be serving up breakfast carbs including, yes, doughnuts, and possibly a few lunch items, but not for a couple of months. Johnpaul Perrone of Midtown’s Papa Perrone truck is in on the project and has been keeping me posted. He says they’re still working on details and it looks like they’ll open no later than April.

Pork Cutlet Hero On The Twitter Tracker: On the ML Downtown Twitter Tracker...Comme Ci Comme Ca is at Old Slip & Water, Frying Dutchmen is at Varick & King and Sweetery, Schnitzel & Things and Crisp on Wheels are at Hudson & King. Taim Mobile is at Broad & Water, Our Heros is at Wall & Water with a pork cutlet special and Bongo Brothers is at Varick & Vandam.

Kortako’s Rice Bowl, Mandoo Fail To Wow In More Than One Way

It’s not often that eating lunch actually makes me angry because often that little break where I get to put food in my mouth is the highlight of my day, whether it’s sub par or awesome. After striking out on my lunch idea one day, I happened to walk by Kortako on Nassau (btw. John & Fulton) and realized I hadn’t returned since their much-delayed opening at the beginning of December. I had a burrito on my first visit which I enjoyed for what it was (Kor-Mex fusion), but another person didn’t seem too positive about the place in the comments of that post. So I stepped inside to try something different and it was all downhill from there.

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Downtown Links (The “Sometimes You Want A $15 Burger” Edition)

More burgers should be topped with pastrami. Courtesy of FitR.

Gutbombs Galore On The Twitter Tracker: Most of the usual suspects are downtown on this rainy Friday including Eddie's Pizza is at Hudson & King, Frites N Meats at Hanover Sq. and Bongo Brothers at Varick & Charlton. The Twitter Tracker also tells us that Schnitzel & Things is at Water & Broad, the Real Good Truck is at Water & Coenties Slip, Milk Truck is at Wall & William, Korilla is at Front & Gouverneur and Our Heros is at Wall & Water with that meatloaf sandwich, and GO Burger is at Varick & Vandam. Mike N Willies is also making its first appearance in the FiDi today (location TBA).