In New York, it's hard to stand out, especially if you're a pizza. Two Bros, Two Boots, Famous Ray's, Original Famous Ray's, Ray's Pizza... they all serve slices of crust and sauce and cheese, not all too different from each other. While we may have our favorites, a slice is a slice is a slice.
Neopolitan Express, however, differentiates itself with both its product and its delivery. We visited the food truck when it was parked at 53rd and Park--a popular lunch truck spot for the Midtown working crowd. The sleek design and the clean interior of the truck immediately stood out to me, and the menu struck me as creative and perhaps healthier than the average pizza.
Friday, September 20
18-year-old EDM prodigy, Danny Avila, has become one of the hottest acts in the world and can be seen performing this Friday at Castle Chicago. Dress to impress at this 21+ EDM concert taking place from 10pm-4:45am. Tickets between $15-20 and available here.
If you enjoy Japanese-style hibachi cooking, than tomorrow is your lucky day. A new food truck called Hibachi Heaven will be making its debut Tuesday in the Financial District somewhere on Water St.
The concept is quite simple- you choose protein (steak, shrimp, chicken, tofu),vegetable and sauce and then it's cooked on a giant hibachi grill in the truck. They will also have white, brown and fried rice to choose from. The dishes range from $7-$9, and you can double the meat or have a combo for an extra $2.
Since this is street food, the owner wanted people to be able to walk around with their meal. To solve this problem, Hibachi Heaven will offer wraps as well as platters.
This morning The Squeeze debuted their first bio-diesel food truck made from a repurposed UPS delivery truck. The Squeeze is a wellness and beauty lifestyle company that serves living and organic foods and drinks at catered events throughout New York City. CEO and Chef Karliin Brooks, a former model, lifetime vegan, and animal advocate, wanted to add a healthy and fun alternative to the street food and food truck phenomenon. Starting at 10 a.m., patrons who order a tasty cold-pressed juice, shake, smoothie, or beverage will receive a bonus treat, coconut truffles or a sweet treat.
The New York food truck business is absolutely booming nowadays. This is not your great-great grandmother’s Civil War-era chuckwagon or Central Park dirty water hot dog vendor (we love them too, but there's a time and a place).
With the warm weather still upon us, you won't mind waiting in the occasional outdoor line for your next meal. It's a good thing too, because, beyond the trucks that appear outside your office daily, September is the go-to month for food truck events.
The Staten Island Foodie Truck-athon is being held at the St. George Esplanade this Saturday, September 17th, from 11am-5pm in celebration of the borough’s 350th birthday. Here fourteen of New York’s finest vendors will converge, offering a plethora of snacks and meals from lobster to cupcakes to souvlaki. Entrance to the festival is free of charge.
If you can’t make it on Saturday, Prospect Park is holding its second-to-last, every-third-Sunday Food Truck Rally from 11am to 5pm on September 18th, and again on Sunday, October 16th. Here you’ll be able to sample fresh, excellent food from sixteen trucks (many of the same from the Truck-athon). Event organizers will also be raffling off an iPad.
Young entrepreneurs Ben Goldberg and Jacob Davenport will be premiering their highly anticipated fry truck The Frying Dutchmen to the streets of Manhattan on May 20th. The gourmet fry truck will feature both Belgian-style fries and sweet potato fries along with a unique line-up of specialty sauces and dips.
Joonbug caught up with Dave Martin, who is The Frying Dutchmen’s Consulting Executive Chef, famously known as Top Chef's Season One Finalist, cookbook author and former Executive Chef of Lola, Crave (42nd Street) and VYNL Restaurants. Chef Dave Martin shares some insights on what New Yorkers can look forward to if they pay a visit to The Frying Dutchmen truck.
When Chef Adam Sobel decided to launch an organic, vegan food truck, he had one thing in mind: to capture the attention (and appetites) of passersby who might normally opt for an animal-based meal. Like a morally-charged version of MTV’s Pimp My Ride, Sobel and a few kindhearted friends came together to transform a ramshackle hot dog truck into The Cinnamon Snail: a vibrantly painted, fully renovated mobile food purveyor dishing out gourmet vegan cuisine and desserts in Hoboken and Manhattan.
Since opening, The Cinnamon Snail has been moving at anything but a snail's pace. It's been dubbed one of Yahoo's top ten “remarkable food trucks,” named one of the top five vegetarian food trucks by PETA, and was a finalist in the 2010 Vendy Awards.
A propane tank exploded in Frites 'n' Meats' food truck on Monday, causing a massive fire that burned two workers and shutdown a large stretch of the West Side Highway.
The popular hamburger truck was stationed on West St. serving lunch when the propane tank exploded, rippling a bomb-like sound throughout Tribeca. The owner of the truck and an employee were rushed to the hospital where they're being treated for serious, but fortunately nonlife-threatening burns.
When Marc Schapiro, Rob Morton, and “Rev” David Ciancio set out to open “Idle Hands” their vision was a far cry from the barren basement of no frills artisan debauchery that now exists on Manhattan’s lower east side. The trio was originally planning high ceilings and a big outdoor area, but moved into a space that is by all measures the complete antithesis. “Idle hands” is essentially a basement adorned with a few rock posters and one important picture of Mario Andretti.
Introducing the new food truck to the DC area called Eat Wonky. This food was a former mail van done up in as a rainbow ice but don’t be fooled by the 60s theme. This food truck was founded in the vibrant street-food scene and the French fry-cheese-gravy combination stimulated by a recent trip to Canada.
What crazy, delicious concoctions could the Canadians have that we don’t? How about Fresh-cut potatoes fried in peanut oil and topped with Squeaky cheese and gravy. Try the Wacky Dog, an all-beef hot dog topped with Wonky Fries on a fresh baked sub roll. For a little spice, seek the Grilled Cheese with basil and crushed red pepper. Eat Wonky didn't forget about dessert but teamed up with Treet Bakery for some locally baked Whoopie Pies in assorted flavors like Nutella, peanut butter and chocolate mint.