On May 7, mobile eats aficionados descended on Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for our second annual Choice Streets Food Truck tasting event, which featured more than 20 of the city's best food trucks. Missed out or want to relive it? We've summed up the highlights in the video reel ... More >>
Get your stomachs ready for Choice Streets, the Village Voice's second annual food truck event at Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum! Trucks serving everything from pizza to slushies to pupusas will show up with snacks and sweets from all over the world. This year's lineup features o ... More >>
Friday, April 26 Thai Street-Food Demonstration Chef Jay Weinstein will demonstrate how to make four different Thai curry pastes at the National Gourmet Institute from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Weinstein will pair the pastes with traditional street dishes like vegetable pad Thai, seitan satays, and yellow curr ... More >>
Tickets are sold out to our big Choice Eats bash next Tuesday (see Robert tell you all about it here), but tickets go on sale today at noon for the Voice's annual celebration of New York's street food, Choice Streets.
Those who have tasted a good bowl of birria, the Mexican soup from Jalisco made from toasted chiles and roasted goat, know it's a soup that inspires a rapture more consuming than what tweens feel for Justin Bieber. In Los Angeles there are entire restaurants dedicated to birria -- the soft simmeri ... More >>
One of the best things about summer is music festivals. One of the best things about music festivals is the massive pit dedicated to food, usually of the artisinal kind. Governors Ball, a three-year-old music festival not to be confused with Wolfgang Puck's menu for the party of the same name, will ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke to Master Chef contestant Suzy Singh about what it's like being a minority in the food world and how she incorporates Indian and French cooking technique in her recipes. We're continuing the conversation with Singh, chatting about her upcoming projects and her favorite spots to v ... More >>
Originally published 11/04/12 Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>
Between noon and 4 p.m. today, the NYC Food Truck Association in conjunction with Jet Blue will give away free meals to the powerless in lower Manhattan and the Rockaways. See all the locations and participating trucks after the jump.
Getting a gourmet, Vendy Award-winning food truck to park smack dab in front of your office building is nothing short of a miracle, happening perhaps never. But come this winter, the rushed midday break will be changing--all thanks to Lunch Calling, a delivery service that bridges the gap between th ... More >>
And the best vendor of 2012 is . . .
Mark your calendars. To celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics, iAdventure.com will be hosting a food truck and beer festival at the South Street Seaport on Sunday, August 12. Food trucks in NYC will serve up dishes infused with the flavors of the country they are representing. Tickets are $40, wh ... More >>
[See More Events: Free Gluten-Free Pudding On The Upper East Side | Clam Talk at the South Street Seaport Museum] Looking for something to do on the weekend? Thirty of NYC's food trucks and 20 food vendors will be gathering at South Street Seaport for a massive food truck festival on Saturday. The ... More >>
Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and that calls for some rounds of tequila and maybe a margarita or two. Here's a round-up of five places where you can get discounted booze on the Mexican independence day. 1) $5 bar at Tortoria. Tortaria's four Mexican-style beers on tap will all be $5 each ... More >>
Midtown business owners have launched a campaign to clear the neighborhood's streets of their ubiquitous food carts, reports DNAinfo.
It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and places that are near and de ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLeft to right: The Cookiepedia, The Treats Truck Baking Book, Cookies at Home with The Culinary Institute of America Whether you like 'em chewy and studded with tiny milk chocolate morsels or crispy and stuffed with big bittersweet chunks, there's really no such thing as a bad c ... More >>
Oh, Korilla, say it ain't so! The Korean BBQ truck, whose chosun bowls we are so very fond of, has been kicked off of The Great Food Truck Race for cheating.
Mushrooms have been added to the growing list of foods suspected of radiation poisoning in Japan. [Bloomberg] Researchers have discovered a preservative, called bisin, that could extend the food's (and wine's) lifespan for years, even without refrigeration. [Daily Mail] As more and more pr ... More >>
Good to Go Organics hot-dog carts specialize in organic, grass-fed beef franks and locally sourced toppings. For many Manhattan moms, they are good enough to break the no-street dogs rule. [NY Times] Trace and Trust is a boat-to-table initiative that connects chefs and fishermen and lets the ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Crayfish Festival Aquavit August 8-12 and 15-19 Swedes have been eating crayfish since the 16th century. But you don't have to be Swedish to celebrate Aquavit's ann ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is at odds with the Health Department over letter grades on food carts. He wants them, but with just 20 out of 100-odd inspectors assigned to mobile vendors, there aren't enough resources to grade the city's 5,100 street-food carts. [NY Post] Major food corps may have pledged ... More >>
Food trucks are soooo passé. You can barely walk down the street without hitting one with your fancy new handbag! Since we as a city do not sit and stagnate (unless it's today) but instead ebb and flow like the sewage-filled tides, there is a new entry in the truck camp. There are vibrator t ... More >>
CoolhausJust in time for Wedding Week (and Sunday), we have word via this lovely Chow video that that Coolhaus founders Freya Estreller and Natasha Case are engaged to be married. Congratulations, ladies! And keep in mind that ice cream trucks apparently make a great wedding getaway vehicles. ... More >>
Gigi and Big R's soul food truck took top honors at Philadelphia's first-ever Vendy Awards. [Wall Street Journal] Why eat shark fin soup when you can save reef fish populations along the Florida coast by eating lionfish, an invasive species? [NY Times] Arturo's is not so out of place in Ma ... More >>
It's been quite a month for food truck haters!
Pierre Cardin's now-defunct Maxim's restaurant at 680 Madison Avenue, which closed back in 2000, is finally being dismantled and sold. [NY Post] Gristedes owner and supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis' daughter will marry Richard Nixon's grandson this Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral ... More >>
There will be beer.Following in the sticky steps of Radegast Hall, Hofbrau Bierhaus, Spritzenhaus, the Standard, and La Birrera, Tom Colicchio is planting a beer garden.
Sorella's Emma Hearst discusses her lineage (she's of the publishing Hearsts), that of her beef (it's from the Hearst cattle farm in California), and her plans to feature the latter in a small steak restaurant she hopes to open in 2012. [NY Post] Ashkenazi Jews, who hail from Imperial Russia ... More >>
Chantal MartineauYet another taco truck. Yay! When we told you about the newly minted Jalapeño NYC truck last week, you may have thought to yourself, "Great. Not another taco truck." And, yes, it may be the last thing the city needs on the whole. But it certainly isn't the last thing Fort Gr ... More >>
A month after announcing its intentions to bestow ice cream sandwiches upon our fair city, Coolhaus is hitting the road. New York Street Food reports that the truck will debut tomorrow as part of some sort of agreement with Firefox. They'll be handing out free ice cream sandwiches with browse ... More >>
On Monday, a propane tank on the Frites 'n' Meats truck exploded, injuring two of its workers and all but destroying the vehicle. Fortunately, both workers will recover, but it's going to be a while before it's back to business as usual.
Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>
newyorkstreetfood.comAnd just as swiftly as he drove into our lives, he was gone.Goods isn't the only food truck to drive off into the sunset. Alan Harding's food truck at Hot Bird on Atlantic Avenue is no more.
Sean Bean, whom you might recognize from such epics as The Lord of the Rings, as Eddard Stark, in HBO's Game of Thrones.History's Swamp People isn't the only TV show getting promoted with a pop-up food truck. Game of Thrones, the small-screen adaptation of fantasy author George R. R. Martin's ... More >>
[Insert (anti-)foodie cause here.]Food has always been political, but seems to be so now more than ever, what with issues like school lunches and food labeling taking the spotlight on the national stage. And so, it should come as no surprise that New York's gourmet food trucks have gone from ... More >>
Rebecca MarxSome Schnitzel & Things things. Souvlaki GR isn't the only food truck with an imminent storefront opening on the horizon. Schnitzel & Things is opening a big, fat brick-and-mortar outpost on Third Avenue next Monday, and it seems that that's only the beginning.
Shadowy people, yes. Shadowy food trucks, no.Once Cooper Square Park gets its facelift, don't expect any food trucks to besmirch its shiny new visage.
Rebecca MarxMexicue's beets are pretty, but will they make it into the 10 Best? While street food is, to many people, still synonymous with street meat, there are plenty of vegetal pearls to be found among the literal swine. Tomorrow, we'll round up the best vegetarian street food we've foun ... More >>
A relative abundance of food truck news this week - the eminent arrival of the Red Hook Lobster Pound's new crustacean mobile, the Kimchi Taco Truck's long-awaited debut in Long Island City - got us thinking about another truck of note. When, we wondered, would the Milk Truck take to the road ... More >>
Zagat may have missed its opportunity to capitalize on the World Wide Web (much to the disappointment of its investors), but it's still trying to keep up with social networking 3.0 with its latest app. FoodTrucks.Zagat.com, now available in beta, plots the real-time locations of New York's tr ... More >>
But he likes him some pastrami sandwiches Didier Elena, executive chef of Alain Ducasse's Adour, began work at the St. Regis Hotel's famed restaurant this summer, but is constantly keeping his eyes peeled for seasonal eats with the onset of fall. Yesterday, we got Elena's take on champagne ... More >>
grillemalltruck/flickrHave some metal with your meat. Grill 'Em All, the metal-themed burger truck that won Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, starts its victory lap of New York City tomorrow.
Sigmund Pretzels will stack 'em up next Saturday.Perhaps it's no coincidence that "gourd" sounds so much like "gorge," because fall seems to have become synonymous with feeding events. To the season's already burgeoning roster (and waistlines) you can add one more: next Saturday, Oct. 16, the ... More >>
Food trucks have been illegal in foodie Montreal for decades, but two taco truck visionaries are looking to fight the system with their mobile kitchen. [Montreal Mirror] Pig farmers prepare to adjust to raising their animals with new FDA-imposed limits on antibiotic use. [NY Times] The Park ... More >>
We test out the snack shacks
The Big Gay Ice Cream TruckDoug Quint, spreading the love.While certain ice cream truck drivers may be driven to combative extremes, you will never catch Doug Quint complaining about his job. And how could he? As the co-proprietor (with his partner, Bryan Petroff) of the Big Gay Ice Cream Tru ... More >>
Food porn with instant gratification
Al Jazeera English, which can be found on Youtube, has pretty incredible international food coverage, including a series called Street Food--in-depth, 10 minute stories on cultural foodways from Fez to Sicily to Jamaica. Check out the story about Zanzibar, which revolves around the history of the s ... More >>
Latin street food gets dressed up for the LES
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