Well I’ve got a job in NYC, in Tribeca to be exact. So I’m back to eating regularly in places worth writing about. Today’s post is kind of a special one since I did not have to pay for anything except my transportation (subway!) to get there. I entered a MidtownLunch.com contest and got invited to go to the preview opening of a crazy new Social-Media/Burger Joint called 4Food (with donut-shaped, stuffed burgers). It is pretty innovative, so I’ve got lot’s to write about (plus photos!).
Run, don’t walk. I am so glad the ‘hipster truck’ trend that has been happening in NYC has made its way to Philly. Every day I find myself with the same couple of options for lunch: Cheesesteak, Egg Sandwich, Meatball, etc. Sure I could get Chinese food or something, but now I have a much more awesome alternative. I LOVE mash-ups of food styles, and Coup de Taco’s mash-up of the Mexican taco format with ingredients from other ethnicities of food lead to an amazing cross-over. Continue reading →
I’m not kidding when I say I’m excited about this. I read about this opening over the summer and have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. In fact, today’s the day it opened so I wandered over there to take a peak. Continue reading →
What makes the perfect hangover food? I’d say a big portion, a little bit of spice, a lot’a bit of grease. I suppose that’s why I find myself going to Bui’s so much on weekend mornings. But no, I do not get the famed “Hangover Special”. Instead I order something that can only be gotten at Bui’s. “Pepperoni, Egg, and Cheese with Onions, Salt, Pepper, and Bui’s Sauce (Sriracha Mayo) on a Long Roll”. I literally dream about this sandwich… it is so filling and delicious. Did I mention it’s $3!
I wandered over to Bui’s on this sleepy Sunday morning at just after noon. As usual there is a crowd of generally hungover looking guys in groups of 2 or 3 or 4 waiting for their salvation. Bui’s is a Sunday morning hub where you are bound to see someone you know who is there for the same reason as you, I know I did. After a bit more than 5 minutes my order was ready (somehow before my friend’s order even though he had ordered before me).
I’d say that this is a little known location of cheap, ENORMOUS, tasty food. For $6.99 you get what I think is a 10″ roll, loaded with your choice of meat, cheese, toppings, etc. They load a pound, yeah… A POUND of meat on every sandwich. I have a big appetite but I can never finish this on my own. In fact, one half of this sandwich stuffs me. Continue reading →
Lyn’s is one of my favorite carts, for a number of reasons including the diversity of the items they make, the quality of the items, the portion, the price and more. I was ready for some breakfast at around 11:00 so I decided to make a stop at Lyn’s. Most carts only make eggs as omelette’s, but Lyn’s will cook the eggs however you’d like so I placed my order of “Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on a Short Roll with Sunny-Side Eggs, Not-Well-Done, with Salt, Pepper, and a little bit of Hot Sauce (Sriracha)”. Yeah, a mouthful, but worth it. Continue reading →
If there’s one thing I love, it’s new, interesting food. Yesterday I was walking back to my house at lunch time when I spotted something strange. Could it be? A new food cart! Yes, it is. I decided that I would go there today for lunch since I love trying new things and being an early adopter. Continue reading →
I intended to get a Meatball Parm sub at this deli, but they the man behind the counter gave me a perplexed look and said ‘How about a Chicken Parm?’. So I decided to change directions all together. I ordered a sandwich called the ’50th St. Spicy Hero’.
I’ve read about this truck so many times on MidtownLunch.com that when I saw it unusually parked in Union Square for the evening, I decided I had to give it a go. La Cense is a beef distributor that proudly serves ’100% Grass-Fed Beef that is Free of Hormones, Antibiotics, Pesticides, Healthier and from their Ranch in Montana’.