Archive for March 2013

Downtown Links (The “Cook Your Own Street Food!” Edition)

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Have you gotten yours yet? Via B&B.

GoGo Grill Cart Pops Up At Bowling Green

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Bowling Green has a new cart to check out serving sandwiches and burgers. Lunch’er Daniel snapped a picture and wrote in to tell us that workers at the cart said they plan to park daily in front of the National Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green.

The menu offers falafel sandwiches or salads, a burger, grilled cheese and a few other items, Daniel reports. If any of you have eaten here, let us know your impressions in the comments!

First Look: Aroy Dee Is Your Hip, Quick, Thai Option In The FiDi

Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen opened in a hurry, bringing us a mix of steam table thai and some made to order dishes. The restaurant took over the space on John St. formerly occupied by It’s A Pizza, and we’ve gotten a solid thumbs up for the food. The prices are pretty on par with other Thai spots in the Financial District that offer express options - Bennie’s Thai Cafe, Cafe Sage – but they don’t offer table service. Instead, you can sit at one of the counters along the walls or take your food to go. I opted for the latter and ordered up some pork panang curry ($8).

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Desi Chef On Wheels Is Still On The Road; Greek Street Meat Cart MIA?

There have been some fluctuations with the trucks and carts in the lower part of the Financial District as the area continues to be clogged with generators and vehicles taking up parking spots.

A couple of you lunchers have written in wondering where the Desi Chef On Wheels and All American Diner I & II trucks, and the Greek Street Meat cart have been. Apparently the trucks had been MIA for a week or more and you were going into withdrawal from Indian food and hero sandwiches.

While this is all worrisome, I have come bearing a little bit of good news.

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Hummus & Pita Co. Opening Second NYC Location Downtown Tomorrow

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If you like pita sandwiches and hummus, a second branch of The Hummus & Pita Co. is set to open Wednesday in Tribeca on Chambers St. between Broadway & Church in the old Carl’s Steaks space. Photo via Hummus & Pita Co.

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Healthy Food Invasion Of The FiDi Continues With Terri

The stretch of Pearl St. between Maiden Lane and Pine has become quite the magnet for new lunch spots since hurricane Sandy left many of the existing options shuttered for weeks or months. A new one that’s popped up is Terri. When I saw the sign a week or two ago, I didn’t post about it because frankly it looked like a ladies clothing boutique based solely on the signage.

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Need One Last Seafood Lunch For Lent? Try Sophie’s Fried Fish + Crack Sauce

The pernil and other meaty products from Sophie’s Cuban (Multiple Locations) get most of the attention, but they also offer a few seafood options on their daily menu, and a couple of special dishes on Fridays. If you want to get lunch for less than $10, the fried fish special will not only fill you up, but it’s pretty good if you make one important addition.

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