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Soul 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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Pig Island – Governer’s Island NY Food Festival Sat Oct 2, 2010 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1334 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1334#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:10:16 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1334 Pig Island – Governer’s Island NY Food Festival Sat Oct 2, 2010

Pig Island - Governer's Island NY Food Festival Sat Oct 2, 2010

When: Sat Oct 2, 2010 11:30-4:30PM

Where: Govenor’s Island NY (Ferry Schedule Link)

More Info: www.PigIsland.com

What: Twenty chefs from some of New York City’s finest
venues along with an impressive cast of food experts and personalities are expected to dazzle the crowd with their “whole hog know-how”. All participants will work with locally sourced ingredients, including whole pigs purchased directly from farms, such as Violet Hill Farm and The Piggery. The talent includes Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Jacques Gautier from Palo Santo, “Chopped” champion Michael Jenkins from Butter Restaurant, along with other barbecue masters such as Hoppin’ John Taylor of Low Country cooking fame and Sam Barbieri with the award-winning Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ Team.

Ok, I know what you are thinking. The Parked Food Truck Festival a few weeks ago was a disaster (too many people and not enough food). But hear me out, I think the Pig Island festival will be a much different and awesomer event. First off, there a limited number of $75 tickets to the event in order to control the crowds. Your ticket to the Pig Island Festival gets you unlimited tasting of the dishes. Beer and other refreshments will be available for sale. It’s being organized by Food Karma Projects, and a charitable donation goes to Food Systems NYC Hope to see you there!

Pig Island Festival Participating Restaurants:

Waterfront Ale House
Tamarack Hollow Farm
Jimmy’s No. 43
The Green Table
Palo Santo
Ducks Eatery
I Trulli
The Piggery farm/charcuterie
The Food Experiments
Double Crown
School House Kitchen
Great performances

Grill a Chef
Hoppin’ John’s
Up Inside Park at St. Barts
The Brooklyn Standard

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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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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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Brooklyn Jury Duty Lunch Day 6 & 7 : Guyanese and Trinindad Roti Shop http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=958 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=958#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2009 03:22:58 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=958 Brooklyn Jury Duty Lunch Day 6 & 7 : Guyanese and Trinindad Roti Shop

Guyanese and trinindad roti shop brooklyn jury duty lunch

718 825 9190

Day 6: Just run of the mill chicken and rice at the halal cart. It was ok, and the hot sauce wasn’t all that spicy.

Day 7: Super hot day, so didn’t want to venture out too far. Made it to Gallatin Place and admist the dusty construction on the road, found the Guyanese and Trinindad Roti Shop. The interiors were definitely nothing to write home about, but the food was pretty good. I got a plate of the Curry Goat ($9) over rice to go and walked up to the park outside of MetroTech.

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Brooklyn Jury Duty Lunch Day 4 & 5 : Soul Spot Restaurant http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=956 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=956#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2009 14:37:45 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=956 Brooklyn Jury Duty Lunch Day 4 & 5 : Soul Spot Restaurant

Soul Spot brooklyn jury duty lunch

302 Atlantic Ave
(Between Hoyt and Smith Streets)
718 596 9933

Day 4 on Grand Jury Duty. The cases are getting interesting, especially when the defendant testifies. We had one case where we had 2 witnesses with 2 different translators – one in Russian and the other Turkish. Crazy things going on in Brooklyn, I’m telling you.

For lunch that day, I tried the Jerked Chicken at the Soul Spot ($8.50). It wasn’t as spicy as I would have like it but was very good. The portions here are also quite generous. Daily lunch specials include Southern Fried Chicken, Smothered Chicken,Fried Whiting Fish, Oxtail, Curry goat and others. Each Lunch entree includes 2 sides, cornbread or rolls. Enjoy!

Day 5: I had to ditch Jury Duty a 2nd time to take a final at school.

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Super Easy Pulled Pork ( Oven Roasted ) Recipe http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=934 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=934#respond Sun, 16 Aug 2009 23:49:27 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=934 Super Easy Pulled Pork ( Oven Roasted ) Recipe

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork Recipe

A few months ago I made homemade pernil for cuban sandwiches. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with another latin classic – arepas. You can use pernil in the arepas, but you really can’t beat the juicy tenderness of fresh pulled pork. Plus with pulled pork, you can mix some up with bbq sauce and serve with cornbread as a meal on its own. This recipe for pulled pork is extremely easy and the only catch is you need a bit of time: ~15 hours. 8 hours to brine and 6-7 hours to slow roast. Believe me it is definitely worth the wait!

Pulled Pork Recipe – Brine
8-10 lb pork shoulder
3/4 cup of molasses
1/4-1/2 cup of pickling salt (fine salt or fine sea salt will work too)
2 quarts of fresh water

In a large stainless steel pot, pour a quart of water, the molasses and salt. Mix. Rinse the pork shoulder under cold water, and place into the pot. Add water till it covers the pork shoulder. Stir to ensure molasses and salt is evenly mixed. Cover and place in fridge for 8 hours minimum or overnight.

Pulled Pork Recipe – Oven Roast

Dry Rub:

1 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon whole cumin seed
1 teaspoon whole coriander
1 tablespoon cayenne powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork Recipe

If you have a bbq or smoker, then here’s a great time to fire it up. Otherwise, take a deep baking pan and line with aluminum foil. Take the dry rub and sprinkle all over the pork shoulder. I wear plastic gloves which helps force the rub into the meat instead of your hands. Place fat side down cover pork shoulder with foil and roast in middle rack at 400F for 1 hour. Then turn down to 250F, remove top foil and roast for an additional 4.5 hours. The meat should be slowly separating from the bone. At this point, flip the shoulder to the fat side up and roast for an additional 1.5 hours. The fat will slowly cook and drip down into meat. Yes! When the meat easily tears apart, remove the shoulder from the oven. Allow to rest for 10 – 15 mins. Take 2 forks and tear and pull pork into strands. Serve immediately. Store remainder in airtight plastic containers – can be frozen. Enjoy!

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Peter’s Since 1969 Homestyle Rotisserie Chicken Beef Stew Roasted Pork – Williamsburg Brooklyn NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=502 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=502#respond Mon, 05 Jan 2009 00:44:44 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=502 Peter’s Since 1969 Homestyle Rotisserie Chicken Beef Stew Roasted Pork – Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

Peter's Since 1969 Homestyle Rotisserie Chicken Beef Stew Roasted Pork - Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

168 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Phone: 718.388.2811

It’s official. The holiday season is over. Today I saw a crew outside the UBS building on 6th Avenue dismantling the giant nutcracker doll decorations (btw Katie and Faye, I still haven’t seen the Rockefeller xmas tree yet! ha!). It’s also quite cold outside. Missing that warm Thanksgiving dinner? Well, I think I found a solution to hold you over, and um no it isn’t f’n Boston Market.

Peter's Since 1969 Homestyle Rotisserie Chicken Beef Stew Roasted Pork - Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

Last night I went out with my friend Richard for a drink in Williamsburg and we stopped into Peter’s Since 1969 on Bedford ave for a quick meal. We were mostly drawn by the massive rotisserie chicken oven behind the counter and the armada of red Le Creuset casseroles filled to the brim with every imaginable Thanksgiving side you’d wish including mashed potatoes, mashed yams, stewed spinach, sautéed corn, green beans, chopped spinach en casserole, mac and cheese, yellowish stewed okra, bread-crumbed cauliflower, etc. I got the roast pork (pork = new vegetable) with sides of mashed potatoes with gravy and green beans for just $12. Each entree comes with 2 sides. It was a massive plate by the way and definitely the way to go on a cold Jan night.

A little background for you Williamsburg Brooklyn fans – This restaurant has been around since 2004 not 1969. The 1969 refers to the original butcher shop which explains the gleaming white tiles and the stainless steel hooks on the walls. Peter was one of 2 competing butchers on the block and alas hung himself with an apron. Not sure if it was on the premises but he’s immortalized in a framed photo that hangs in the restaurant.

I thought the food at Peters was pretty simple, but amazing just the same. It’s an especially good choice if you have a large party since you can pick and choose your dishes/sides and eat family style. In the summertime you can bask out in the garden space in the back (can’t wait for that). Enjoy!

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Fette Sau BBQ & Bar Williamsburg Brooklyn NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=436 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=436#respond Thu, 10 Jul 2008 03:09:30 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/436/ Fette Sau BBQ & Bar Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

fette sau bbq bar williamsburg brooklyn ny

354 Metropolitan Ave @ Havemeyer St.
Williamsburg Brooklyn

It’s been so long since I last blogged I almost don’t remember how to do this. So sorry for my slack-i-ness. Anyhow, expect a long string of blogs to follow. I got tons of awesome places that I visited over the past few weeks.

fette sau bbq, williamsburg brooklyn bbq Fette Sau, or Fat Pig in German, is depending how you look at it a bar with some serious BBQ or a BBQ restaurant with a great bar with full alcohol and a fine selection of choice beers on tap. Either way you can’t lose right? Once an auto repair shop, Fette Sau still retains some of the industrial accoutrements such as the chain linked fences, the industrial cement flooring, the picnic benches, and the John Deere tractor seat stools. No worries, to offset the cold industrial aspects of the bar, you have the soft glow of light from phonograph horn light fixtures on the walls and ever flickering fake fireplace video screen located inside the bar.

If you came for the food and not for the decoration (the owners btw are Kim and Joe Carroll from the unique beer bar Spuyten Duyvil), you won’t be disappointed. Fette Sau caters to serious BBQ connoisseurs and serve their their tasty succulent BBQ meat by the pound as if you’re at the butcher. They have beef, pork, pulled pork, leg of lamb, pork belly and more (it rotates).

Check it out for sure!

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