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:
Kelvin Natural Slush Co.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
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!]]>
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!!!
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!
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!]]>
108 N 6th St
Last week (Fri Feb 12th) I attended Vendr.TV’s birthday celebration. It was one of those special ‘foodie’ events that you couldn’t quite pass up – cool people: Dan Delaney of Vendr.TV, James Boo from The Eaten Path and Seth Unger from Hamburger America / NYC Food Film Festival) + great food from Schnitzel and Things Food Truck, Calexico Carne Asada Food Cart, and Wafels and Dinges Food Truck. Of course with Dan Delaney and the rest of the Vendr.TV crew, you couldn’t expect anything less but some amazing food truck action and despite the freezing cold weather that night the turnout was quite impressive.
We got there about an hour after it started but at least I got one of the last remaining Schnitzel and Things’ burgers (these are amazing) and bratwurst (they only had chicken schnitzels left). Calexico only had chicken tacos at this point (no pork!). Then there was Wafel and Dinges. The line wrapped around the Calexico cart and almost back into the bar. Smelling the mixture of the smoky grilled chicken from the Calexico Cart and the sweet buttery aromas of Waffels from Wafel and Dinges made for an interesting (chicken and waffels anyone?) yet agonizing wait (approx 30 mins), but I have to say it was well worth it! It’s all about the Liège wafels my friend – and do yourself a favor, just order it plain with a little powdered sugar. It is good enough alone and the endless toppings only distract away from this pure perfection of a wafel. Awesome party Dan – Happy 1 year bday Vendr.TV !]]>
Somewhere in Mong Kok Kowloon
So in Mong Kok there’s a ton of street food available. I guess the competition has led to diversification of food and as long as it is portable and can be served up quick, you’ve got a hot street food item. Who wouldn’t mind having a waffle as a snack anyhow? I ordered mine with black sesame. The madness here is unreal – you really feel the crush of the crowd around these street food vendors. This place played on the hello-kitty japanese pop theme as a lot of places in Hong Kong. It’s hard to describe how ingrained the ‘ke ai’ / cuteness of hello-kitty into the culture – pretty easy to find hello kitty keychains hanging off the keys of an adult. I wish I took a photo of it but there’s Hello Kitty Water – in a pink bottle. It was actually pretty cool and R A V E – u know what I mean?]]>
Got an early Christmas present and tried this out last weekend. I thought I would share the recipe with you and with the Waffle Iron, it’s really easy to make your own waffles in your own home.
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from Francois Payard
3/4 cup of whole milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon of pure almond extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup of sliced almonds
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Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup of mixed berries.
1. Combine milk with 1 tablespoon of sugar and heat in a saucepan until about 110F. Pour the milk into a small bowl and mix in yeast. Let stand for 10 mins or until yeast bubbles.
2. Whisk together flour, salt and remaining 2 tablespoons of suagar in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Whisk in yeast mixutre and almond extract. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the liquid ingredients into the well. Mix in melted butter and almonds. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 2 hours.
3. Pour into waffle iron and cook. Garnish with ice cream and/or berries.]]>
We went and ordered 2 breakfast specials:
Eggs Benedict with Black Forrest Ham w/ arugula salad and yam mashed potatoes
and my favorite the Omlette Maison (salmon with scallions and sour cream):
My favorite omlette is actually quite simple. It’s called the Liege waffle:
It’s served without any syrup, fruit, or toppings. It’s very light and the best way to describe the taste would be something like a very fresh old fashioned doughnut. Today though it wasn’t very fresh and was a little stale and chewy. The restaurant staff tells me they fly in the ingredients for the liege waffle all the way from Belgium. Don’t know if it is true or not but when it’s fresh it’s very good and would definitely be worth the flight over.