Archive for April 2012

R. Retha’s Jamaican Cart Got The DOH Shutter

r retha's crop
Some sad news from Lunch’er Yury yesterday afternoon, who sent in the above photo of R. Retha’s Cart which got the Department of Health yellow sticker treatment on Wednesday. He took it during lunchtime when the Jamaican food cart that parks at William & Beaver was getting towed away. When I walked by this morning the truck wasn’t in its spot so it looks like it’s off the streets until they fix whatever issues need fixing. To those who work in the area, please let us know if you see the cart back in its spot.

Sandra’s Cart Adds A Beef Stew Lunch Special

It’s almost swimsuit season, but that doesn’t mean we should all give up things like beef stew from a cart. While walking by Sandra’s Food Spot cart on Nassau (btw. Liberty & Cedar) I noticed they had a beef stew special that day. We’ve already sampled the cart’s Puerto Rican pasteles amd tilapia (which they have Monday, Wednesday and Friday) so I figured this beef stew deserved a shot. What I found was meat and potatoes served Latin style.

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Save Some Money At OBAO: Not everything on the menu at OBAO on Water St. (at Coenties Slip) is less than $10, but there's a deal today to get 50 percent off. You can get $20 worth of food for $10, meaning you can get something other than the lunch special or pho for once.

It’s A Pizza Has A Cheap Deal: I normally don't post about deals that are more than $10, but there's one today from It's A Pizza on John St. (btw. Nassau & Broadway) that's pretty sweet. You can get $40 worth of food for $16 and it seems to include their whole menu. So you can buy lunch for the office while secretly being a cheapskate.

Parisi Bakery: For Those Times You Just Want A Big Italian Sandwich

The moment I stepped into Parisi Bakery on Mott St. (btw. Kenmare & Spring), I knew whatever sandwich I decided to get, it was going to be good. The line was out the door when I got there, reminding me of equally tiny and popular Italian sandwich shop Alidoro. Also refreshing in this neighborhood of trendy cafes: The guys making sandwiches were middle-aged and definitely not wearing skinny jeans. Based on the sandwich I ordered, I can say the wait in the lunch-rush line is worth it.

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We Are Inundated With Wafels & Dinges Today: There's a lot happening on the ML Downtown Twitter Tracker including Sweetery and Big D's Grub at Hudson & King, Wafels & Dinges has a cart at Greenwich & Murray, and trucks at 60 Wall and the WFC lot, Bian Dang's at Coenties & Water, Milk Truck's at Varick & Charlton, Korilla's at Front & Gouverneur and Eat This Now's a little out of bounds at Hudson & Clarkson. The WFC lot also has Mexico Blvd., Mike N Willie's, Valducci's and Coolhaus.

Chinese Mirch Plans To Debut Downtown…Soon

chinese mirch truck

If you were at the Choice Eats food truck event last night, there was a new truck there from the owners of Chinese & Indian food mash-up Chinese Mirch which is a chain that has a location in Murray Hill. According to ML contributor Brian who was there (and snapped the above picture), they’re planning to park at Wall & Water but it’s best to check our Twitter Tracker post later this morning before heading out. Update: It looks like truck maintenance is keeping them off the road today, but they’ll be out tomorrow. Keep an eye on this site for location.

No word on what the truck’s full menu has yet, but Brian checked out some Tibetan momo with chili sauce. If any of you check it out today, feel free to leave impressions in the comments or send us your first impressions.

Chinese Mirch Truck, on Twitter