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Latin / Caribbean Food – Plate Of The Day http://www.plateoftheday.com Food Blogger - Adventures in Beijing, New York, Brooklyn and more Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:22:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 A Dozen Food Trucks to Descend On Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn NY Sun May 21 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1585 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1585#respond Thu, 19 May 2011 15:23:08 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1585 A Dozen Food Trucks to Descend On Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn NY Sun May 21

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck

Hey everyone, surprise the endless rain officially ends on Sunday and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than checking out a dozen or more of your favorite food trucks?!!!

From 11am – 5pm, Food trucks that serve coffee, ice cream, slushies, dumplings, lobster, falafel, and more will be available at Grand Army Plaza.

Here’s the line up so far:

Cupcake Stop
Kelvin Natural Slush Co.
Kimchi Taco
Milk Truck
Mud Truck
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Rickshaw Dumpling
Souvlaki GR
Taïm Mobile
Eddie’s Pizza Truck
The Frying Dutchmen
The Treats Truck
Vanleeuwen Ice Cream

This Food Truck party is being organized by the Prospect Park Alliance with the NYC Food Truck Association.

See you there!

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Register for the 2nd Annual Vendr.TV Party Brooklyn NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1480 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1480#respond Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:24:50 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1480 Register for the 2nd Annual Vendr.TV Party Brooklyn NY

Last year I checked out the food truck Vendr.TV bday party at the Cove in Williamsburg. Despite the cold and the long lines, it was a blast with great food, music and beers.

Well another year has quickly past and Daniel is setting up a 2nd party. Here’s his invite and link to register:

See you there!!!

Daniel Delaney:

Hi Friends,
Last year, many of you came to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to celebrate VendrTV’s 1st Birthday. The Party was a huge success. Tons of great food, killer music, and lots of dancing. Best of all, was that I got to hang with so many of you!

Well, VendrTV’s approaching it’s second birthday, and we’re trying to figure out what to do! We think we’ll do something a bit more low key this year, but we’re still figure it out.

I’m trying to get a head count of who might be around, and interested in attending. The party will probably be sometime in February.

If you think you’d like to come, please click the link below and add yourself to the list. I’ll update you with information when we start to lock things down.

Hope you’re all doing well, and I hope I get to see you all soon again!


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NY Parked Food Truck Festival – Governer’s Island Sunday Sept 5 2010 (FREE) http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1289 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1289#comments Wed, 01 Sep 2010 18:13:43 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1289 NY Parked Food Truck Festival – Governer’s Island Sunday Sept 5 2010 (FREE)

Parked NY Food Truck Festival Governer's Island Sept 5 2010 Got your plans set up for Labor Day weekend yet? No!?? Go check out the Parked NY Food Truck Festival on Governer’s Island this weekend on Sunday. It’s free to take the ferry and it’s free to attend the event. The food? Not free, but it’s going to be a stellar food truck line up and well worthwhile!

Some of the food trucks confirmed for the parked food truck festival so far include:

Jamaican Dutchy Food Truck, Rickshaw Dumpling Food Truck, Green Pirate juice Food Truck, Joyride Truck, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Food Truck, Halo Berlin, The Cinnamon Snail, Kelvin Natural Slush Co Food Truck, Hermelinda Mexicana and more!

WHEN : Sunday, September 5th
WHERE : Colonel’s Row @ Governors Island
DOORS : Noon – 5pm
COVER : Free!
RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 26th

Ferry Schedule Link: http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml

I checked out Governer’s Island last week for the Jazz Age Lawn party – it was awesome. If you have a bike, bring it along. It’s a great way to check out the entire island. Governor’s Island is kind of shaped like an ice cream cone. Colonel’s row is runs West East across the island at the upper (bottom of the ice cream scoop) portion of the Island. Enjoy!! These NY Food Trucks won’t disappoint!

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El Sabroso Hidden Spanish Restaurant Counter Garment District Midtown NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1264 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1264#respond Fri, 06 Aug 2010 21:10:54 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1264 El Sabroso Hidden Spanish Restaurant Counter Garment District Midtown NY

El Sabroso Hidden Spanish Restaurant Garment District NY

265 W 37th St
New York, NY 10079
(212) 284-1118

If you look hard enough, you’ll find some hidden culinary gems throughout the city in the most unusual places. Awhile back I wrote about the hidden Ecuadorian Restaurant El Rincon Del Sabor in the heart of the Diamond District on W47th. Then there’s one of my favorites, Mexico 200 in the back of a Mexican grocery deli in Williamsburg Brooklyn. I recently checked out El Sabroso in the heart of the garment district. El Sabroso is pretty easy to El Sabroso Hidden Spanish Restaurant Garment District NY miss, despite the large blue banner on the outside – the difficult part of finding the restaurant is that it’s located at the back of a dark freight elevator entrance. Relax, it’s legit, has great food, and it’s cheap. They have a lot of rice and meat specials. I got the roasted pork (pernil) with rice and beans for just $6. I was tempted to pull up a stool next to some garment workers and enjoy the breeze off of the oscillating fan but had to jet back to work. Will need to come back and knock back a few negra modellos (I think they serve beer) on the food counter next time.

El Sabroso Hidden Spanish Restaurant Garment District NY

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Cafe Nunez – Spanish and Caribbean Bar, Restaurant Club Garment District NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1260 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1260#comments Mon, 02 Aug 2010 21:46:28 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1260 Cafe Nunez – Spanish and Caribbean Bar, Restaurant Club Garment District NY

Cafe Nunez - Spanish and Caribbean Bar, Restaurant Club Garment District NY

240 W 35th St
(between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)
Manhattan, NY 10001

(212) 564-7444

Just started a new job recently down in the garment district. I’m missing the access to Ma Peche and the famous halal cart on 53rd (and all my friends at msft of course), but so far lots of great places to check out down here and mostly at a fraction of the prices of Midtown. Last week, one of my coworkers who happens to be Puerto Rican took us out to Cafe Nunez on 35th St. Once you walk in, you’ll understand it’s definitely legit.

Cafe Nunez - Spanish and Caribbean Bar, Restaurant Club Garment District NY

It’s got a long buffet bar with steaming platters of all your Spanish favorites like: Sopa de Pescados y Mariscos al Brandy/Sea Food Soup: Basa, clam, mussels, shrimp, Calamari in a Saffron Broth with vegetables and a splash of brandy ($7), Ceviche Peruano, guarnicionado de perlas caribeña y leche tigre ($7), Chicharrón de pollo marinado con chimichurri Crispy Boneless chicken chunks marinated with Seville oranges ($6), Cuban Sandwiches ($7) and others. On certain nights, this Cafe Nunez becomes a club with a DJ and live salsa dancing!

The all you can eat buffet is just $11.95 during lunch or you can pick from list of dishes below for the lunch take out for just $8.

Rotisserie Chicken Jumbo Meatballs
Dominican Stew Chicken Dominican Stew Codfish
Boneless Fried Chicken Chunks Fried Pork Chops
Baked BBQ Ribs (Pernil) Roasted Pork
Dominican Stew Pork Stewed Oxtail
Stewed Goat Sautéed steak
Oven roasted Dominican Egg plant w/ seasoned vegetables

All orders come w/ sweet plantains, potato salad, and a choice
of either white rice and red beans, rice and peas, tostones or
sweet plantains.

For $9 they have a 4-min special where they basically take the food off the buffet table and bring it to your table. We did this option but I think it depends on your waiter – ours definitely took longer than 4 minutes to order!

Cafe Nunez - Spanish and Caribbean Bar, Restaurant Club Garment District NY

I wanted the Pernil but they ran out so I tried a beef stew over rice and beans. It was awesome and so filling that I should have picked up a cup of Starbucks at the end of the block. Enjoy!

p.s. If you get a dish with the tostones (non sweet plantains), ask for the mojito garlic sauce. It’s amazing!

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Shipwreck Landing Bar Restaurant Live Music St John US Virgin Islands http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1250 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1250#respond Fri, 02 Jul 2010 03:21:43 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1250 St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

From Cruz Bay:
104 to 10East
7 miles till Jct 107 South
1.5 miles along Jct 107

Of all the meals on our trip to the US Virgin Islands, Shipwreck Landing was one of my most memorable. It started out with a drive out to the far East end of the Island where we had some nice conch fritters (huge) at Vie’s Snack Shop and then back over the haulover bay for a 2 hour snorkel and kayak tour. St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

Shipwreck Landing Bar Restaurant Live Music St John US Virgin Islands

If you want to get away from the tourists at Trunk Bay, this is the place to go. Be sure to book a tour with www.hiddenreefecotours.com . These guys take you to untouched spots with ancient coral and make it fun and educational at the same time. There’s practically no one else around in the entire bay! Anyways that night we drove back to the East side and checked out Shipwreck Landing. They had a live jazz band playing by the bar that night and we were told to try the grouper special. St John is mostly volcanic rock so there isn’t much as far as locally grown food. Even fish is usually shipped in frozen from the other islands, except for grouper which is apparently quite plentiful in these waters. It was also Gisa’s birthday and I tried to surprise her but some girls hanging out at the bar overheard me telling the waitress and spoiled the surprise. Despite that, the cake over ice cream was awesome. A very mellow, fun place to hang out and have some drinks, enjoy live music and eat amazing food. Check it out!

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Candi’s Delights Caribbean Food Truck – St John US Virgin Islands http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1235 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1235#comments Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:33:24 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1235 Candi’s Delights Caribbean Food Truck – St John US Virgin Islands

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

340 779 1452
St John US Virgin Islands

Candi’s Delights is one of a several food trucks that we found on the Island of St John. It’s permanently parked just over the hill on Cruz bay about a 5 min drive from all the tourist trap restaurants in Cruz Bay. After eating out at a few fancy restaurants during the week, it was nice to just sit down and have some grilled fish fresh off the grill. The combo includes a side of peas and rice, fries and salad for $14. That’s actually cheap on this island believe it or not. It was also a lot of food, so we couldn’t complain.

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

Check out Candi’s -it’s the home of “de come back sauce” after all ! :

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

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Sweet Plantains Caribbean Restaurant St John Virgin Islands Coral Bay http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1227 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1227#respond Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:28:37 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1227 Sweet Plantains Caribbean Restaurant St John Virgin Islands Coral Bay

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

16118 little plantation
Coral bay, St. john, usvi
tel: 340-777-4653
Sweet Plantains Restaurant St John

Sweet Plantains is probably the most ‘upscale’ restaurant on the East end of St John. Situated across the road on the Coral Bay harbor, Sweet Plantains offers amazing views from the garden patio tables and from within its air conditioned indoor dining. We learned that the cofounders/chefs Prince and Rose Adams are originally from NY and have been living in St John for over eight years. After working for the top restaurants on the island including a stint at the Caneel Bay resort, they created an extensive menu that highlights all of the mouth watering flavors of the Caribbean. Sweet Plantains won the best chef award in 2007 for the entire Island.

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

We started with their famous honey jerked Jamaican chicken wings ($12). The wings are grilled with a spicy and sweet sauce over high heat that gives it a crispy bite but the meat is so tender it easily falls away from the bone. It’s served with a side of plantains. Get this dish for sure!

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

For entrée our favorite was the French Caribbean Sauce special (Sun and Mon) with jumbo shrimp. The sauce was unforgettable – signature ragout of herbs, spice infused with tomato sauce, julienne vegetables, capers and andouille sausage. How can you go wrong with that? It’s served with some large onion rings.

Sweet Plantains is definitely worth the drive across the island. We loved the food, the service and the views from the restaurant. Sweet Plantains restaurant also offers a great rum flight if you are interested in trying out the local rums.

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

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Skinny Legs St John – Burger Restaurant and Bar Coral Bay St John US Virgin Islands http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1222 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1222#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2010 03:52:16 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1222
Skinny Legs St John – Burger Restaurant and Bar Coral Bay St John US Virgin Islands

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

East end of Rt 10 (Just past the 107 Junction)
Coral Bay, St John USVI

The entire population of St John US Virgin Island is no more than 5,000 people and of all those people, I’d say a majority are transplants from the US. While we were visiting St John, we heard so many stories from the locals who ended up staying on St John permanently after visiting for a short vacation. I don’t blame them; St John is beautiful and virtually untouched with 80% of the island uninhabited and protected as a National Park.

On the less touristy East end, all of the locals go to the Skinny Legs restaurant and bar. It’s THE place to hang out, socialize with the locals over beers and amazing burgers. It’s also super mellow like the rest of the island – the motto is “an ok place – same day service”.

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

Besides the food and drink, there’s usually a nightly fun event such as Monday movie nights, Wednesday Wii tennis night, etc. Definitely check out Skinny Legs when you visit St John US Virgin Islands!

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St John St Thomas US Virgin Islands Vacation http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1220 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1220#comments Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:08:44 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1220 St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

St John US Virgin Islands Vacation

We had an awesome time down at St John and St Thomas US Virgin Islands last week. I’ll be blogging about some awesome places we checked out…

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