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!]]>
57 South Fifth Street
Brooklyn New York
Located on the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, Miss Favela Brazillian Botequim Restaurant is a nice retreat away from the busy ‘boulevard’ bars of Bedford Ave. In the Summer time, Miss Favela offers outdoor seating where the breezes of the East River just makes this place even more relaxing. Until then, you can always enjoy the hot live Samba music every Saturday afternoon till around 6/7pm (check their music calendar for updates) Arrive early though, cause this place gets packed full of the local Brazillians of NY dancing samba in between the tables.
The menu is impressive with some great Brazillian dishes such as Moqueca de Peixe e Pirão or Fish stew with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, fresh cilantro and coconut milk. Served with pirão, a puree made of fish, fish stock, yucca flour and spices $20. Served with a side of rice and beans, this dish is plenty enough for 2 but you can also upgrade and order the larger $30 bowl. It’s packed with succulent chunks of fish bathed in a refreshing coconut milk broth. They also offer a variety of steaks (Bife acebolado com couve Sirloin steak sauteed with onions and collard greens $17.50, Bife à cavalo e couve Sirloin steak with 2 fried eggs and collard greens $17.50, Bife à Milanesa com batata Sirloin steak, breaded and fried, served with fries $17.50, Picanha fatiada Succulent prime cut top sirloin steak with yucca flour and vinaigrette $19.50) and vegetarian dishes with sides of Feijão or Beans.
For Brunch, Miss Favela offers a similar menu as the Dinner along with large omlet plates: (Fritada com Carne Seca Open omelet with beef jerky $11.50, Fritada com Bacalhau Open omelet with codfish $11.50, Fritada com Calabresa Open omelet with brazilian sausage $11.50, Fritada com Palmito Open omelet with palmito $11.50)
I’m on day 18 of the spring liver cleanse diet with 3 days to go so I’ll be sure to be heading back out to Miss Favela very soon indeed!]]>
Rei Do Gado
939 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 702-8464
This is a meat lovers paradise where the finest cuts of beef, pork, chicken, lamb are roasted to perfection rotisserie style over a wood fired oven. The waiters then bring out the slabs of meat and slice the steaming pieces right onto your plate .
Julio Aragon enjoying fresh prime rib
There is also a very healthy and tasty salad bar.
Oh I forgot to mention it’s a buffet style lunch so eat till you burst at this place. To help you digest your meal, I would recommend having a glass of fresh acai (Brazilian Smoothie)
Let stew for a few hours:
Then serve over rice.