NYC: Food trucks welcomed Park-side

At the beginning of the year, Eater reported that the NYC Parks Department was seeking to install city-sanctioned food trucks at certain parks throughout the five boroughs. Specific intersections within green space like Central Park, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and McCarren Park made the list. Other corners are given the “Mobile trucks are … Continue reading

What’s for dinner?

Ah, that time-tested question that has been the subject of countless households and the subject of a memorable series of 90s-era TV commercials (“Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner!“) in a wildly successful (88 percent of Americans recognize the phrase!) ad campaign by The Beef Industry Council and The Beef Board. Ah, I love the 90s. … Continue reading

My new idea of a drumstick…

Bosc pear – 69 cents from Trader Joe's-Chelsea

Growing up, my preferred cooked chicken part was the drumstick. (Second choice was chopped up darker white meat.)  Not only was it the most convenient to hold, but the most convenient to eat, too. I didn’t want to be bothered with cutting up my own meat off the breast or the thigh, and, in retrospect, … Continue reading

Why I Haven’t Posted: a quick note

Hey guys! I’ll make this quick, since my MacPro keeps shutting itself off every few minutes. First, to my regular readers, thanks for sticking by me and your patience! I have a lot of restaurant reviews, cooking adventures, food-related ruminations, and even some videos to post, so there’s that to look forward to! To new … Continue reading

On chili and vegetarian options.

I received an email today from Food Systems NYC notifying me of the upcoming NY Chili Fest 2011 on January 30th in Chelsea Market. This excited me as I absolutely love the stuff, and really, anything hearty and stew-like. As I scanned the event description and list of participating competitors, though, I realized that every single … Continue reading