Archive for May 2014

El Rey del Sabor Unveils a Pambazo Today

El Rey del Sabor is adding a few specials to its excellent roster of burritos and tortas. Starting today (and continuing every Friday), they’ll be serving pambazos. This hearty Mexican sandwich is made with both white and red (from a dip in a red guajillo pepper sauce) bread. It’s stuffed with with guacamole, ground beef, chorizo, and potatoes. It’ll cost you $6.

And if you missed out on the chance to dare your co-workers to eat a grasshopper quesadilla, you can try on Thursday when the carts will have chapulines once again.

El Rey del Sabor (3 Locations)

  • 49th and Park
  • 43rd btw. 5+6th
  • 60th and 3rd

Flatiron Lunch: Did Someone Say Nutella?

Every Friday we go south of the ML boundaries in search of a delicious lunch. Sometimes it’s Murray Hill south or the Flatiron District, sometimes Gramercy and everything in between- but we just like to call it Flatiron Lunch.

Nutella. All Nutella. ALL.THE.TIME. (Except at my apartment right now, because I have a nasty tasty habit of eating it straight from the jar with a spoon.) But on Monday, there will be a major convergence of Nutella within a block of the Flatiron building. I wonder if the force of so much Nutella in one area might cause a black hole.

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‘wichcraft Launches New Summer Items: If you're a 'wichcraft fan who always looks forward to their seasonal items, you'll be happy to know that the summer menu took effect yesterday. They have three different open-faced breakfast toast plus two new sandwiches- one with roast beef and another grilled fontina & taleggio- among other things.

Mexicue Times Square Getting Closer and Closer

Looks like the forthcoming Times Square Mexicue location is making progress! Signage recently went up declaring their “coming soon” status, which makes sense after last month’s Crain’s profile that detailed a June opening. If you’re wondering what the 1200 square foot Midtown shop will look like, Mexicue posted a rendering on Instagram a couple months ago. So what does all this mean for the truck? According to that same Crain’s article, Mexicue has discontinued its daily service, reserving the truck for catering events only.

Mexicue, 1440 Broadway (on 40th btw. B’way+6th)

Potato House Truck Parks at Bryant Park, Serving Spuds to the Masses

Last week, I was making my way to Zeytinz for lunch when I spotted a new (at least to my knowledge) food truck parked along 40th, right across from Bryant Park. It was the Potato House truck, and this was the first time I had heard about Potato House at all, so I stopped and looked over the menu. They had the usual toppings, like chili, sour cream and broccoli, but they also had toppings like crab, seaweed and beets. Not sure what to think about this new cart, I continued on my way to Zeytinz and began searching the interwebs for any additional information I could find. There wasn’t much (aside from this early spotting back in Sept when they were just a cart), so with my Zeytinz sandwich in hand, I made my way to Potato House to see what it was all about.

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Flatiron Lunch: The Whitefish Salad Taste-Off Continues

Every Friday we go south of the ML boundaries in search of a delicious lunch. Sometimes it’s Murray Hill south or the Flatiron District, sometimes Gramercy and everything in between- but we just like to call it Flatiron Lunch.

About a month ago, I decided selfishly to use my love of whitefish salad as a means to try different bagel shops in the area. This week, we continue our whitefish salad-crawl by working our way north on both the east and west sides of Flatiron Lunch. Where do FL’ers in the center of the FL zone get bagels?

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Another Year of Choice Streets (and Crowds) on the Intrepid


Despite the crowds, Village Voice’s Choice Streets last night was a huge success. 23 food trucks from across the city served samples from their vehicle and made the lines worth the wait.

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Organic Avenue, The Place None of Us Have Been Waiting For, Appears Near Bryant Park

As I was walking towards Bryant Park this week, I noticed an unfamiliar sight – a new storefront on 40th between Broadway and 6th Ave. I looked up at the sign and read the name, Organic Avenue. Now, if you lie awake at night thinking that there’s been a serious lack of kale in your diet, and you just can’t physically imagine going more than a few days without your necessary dosage of sunflower falafel, then you are the type of person who is going to love Organic Avenue.

For everyone else, like those of us who like meat, and eating from places that don’t advertise about Community Cleanses, which, according to Organic Avenue, is “a way to meet new people, share health goals, and cleanse with a group”, then please just disregard this entire post.

Organic Avenue, 5 Bryant Park (40th btw. 6+7th)

May is Soft Shelled Crab Month at Cer Te

Per tradition, Cer Te’s May sandwich of the month is a soft shelled crab sandwich with potato chips.  Here’s what we thought of it last year.  Cer Te is on 55th btw. 5+6th.  Enjoy!

Trucks Gather For Choice Streets Tonight: Tonight is the night over 20 food trucks gather on the Intrepid to serve their food to ticket holders on the Intrepid. It's Village Voice's Choice Streets and it's mostly sold out, but there are still some general admission tickets available at the door tonight. Look for a full report on the newest truck offerings tomorrow.