Have you ever wondered what a pulled pork breakfast sandwich mash up might taste like? Well, you can get pulled pork sandwich on a homemade English muffin at the GoGo Grill cart that’s been parking at Bowling Green. While the sandwich has a couple of flaws, I think you’ll forgive the unconventional bun used here. Read more »
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When word came of a pop up in Downtown Lunch territory from Smorgasburg barbeque favorite Mighty Quinn’s, I put it on my “to eat” list. It wasn’t on there for long as I hit it up late last week to try it out before the BBQ purveyor is replaced at the beginning of February. It’s a short menu on offer, but if you like smoked and barbequed meats, you may want to walk a couple of extra blocks for lunch.
I don’t know when you can tell if the NYC truck scene has reached saturation of a certain kind of food, but I feel the BBQ meats in taco and slider form is almost there. A couple of weeks ago, Mike ‘N’ Willie’s truck entered the fray, following in the footsteps of Mexicue and Korilla BBQ. I know that nearly all of us love a good taco or BBQ stuffed in a bun, but how are we to know which truck to spend our hard earned money at? I headed over to Mike N Willie’s when they parked in the FiDi the other day to check out their abbreviated menu.
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.
If you haven’t walked past tiny Backyard Chicken on Pearl St. (at John) in a while you should be aware that they have branched out from selling rotisserie chicken, changed the set up a little and got a new awning with a giant digital scrolling sign above it. This hole-in-the-wall is still that, but a nicer looking one. What drew me there was the promise on that digital sign of ribs (and pizza!?). But the question is: Can you trust a place specializing in chicken with your ribs?
It’s rare that I actually want to step foot in a fast food restaurant although there have been a couple of gems discovered through reviews including Checkers and more recently, Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Popeyes is one of those places that I feel I can eat at every once in a while and not feel ashamed of it – completely unlike all those people who look embarassed to be eating at the Blimpie’s at John & Nassau every time I walk by. Normally, my go-to at Popeyes is spicy fried chicken but I’ve been intrigued by the BBQ chicken sandwich pictured in a giant sign on the window. It coincidentally came out around the same time as the BBQ pulled pork sandwich at Subway, although I trust the people at Popeyes more with making an edible lunch. The other day I took the plunge and stopped at Popeye’s on Fulton St. (btw. Broadway & Nassau) to see if they could do anything good with chicken besides fry it.
I don’t know what’s in the water, but twice in two days on this site we’ve endorsed paying more than $10 for a lunch that may still leave you hungry. Have we gone insane? No, but every once in a while you just have to pay up to eat something good. That’s what you’re going to do at Fatty Snack, the new kiosk joining Ed’s Lobster Bar and Quality Burger by the marina outside the World Financial Center. All of the main items on the menu hover around the $10 mark and since you’re probably going to want a side and/or drink it’s going to get expensive. But judging by the items I tried it’s totally worth it. Read more »