Entries Categorized as 'BROOKLYN'

Gratuitous Food Porn: Dram Shop Bacon Cheeseburger in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Date May 4, 2010

Dram Shop may not have the best burger in Brooklyn, but after a few beers, this double-square patty mini monster does the job.  The thin, griddled patties can’t be cooked to order but all love is not lost.  Lettuce, tomato, chopped onion, dill pickle slices, mayo, mustard and a squishy sesame seed bun make for [...]

NYC Food Guy Video: NYC Food Guy’s Favorites at the Red Hook Ball Fields

Date May 3, 2010

Opening weekend at the Red Hook Ball Fields has passed which means you now have only 26 more weekends to eat some of the most authentic, fresh and cheap Central American food in New York City.  But whenever you make it out there, NYC Food Guy is here to see that you make the most [...]

Red Hook Food Vendors Open for Business Tomorrow!

Date April 30, 2010

Huarache from the Martinez Truck on the corner of Clinton St. & Bay St.
It’s time, eaters.  The Red Hook Food Vendors open for business tomorrow (Saturday) at 10AM.  NYC Food Guy implores you to check it out for one of three reasons:

You love Central American food (Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic)
You love feasting for under [...]

Red Hook Food Vendors Going Brick & Mortar on Red Hook’s Van Brunt Street

Date April 20, 2010

Fresh off the news that the Red Hook Food Vendors will open May 1st, Cesar Fuentes, Executive Director of the Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park, tells NYC Food Guy that he and two partners have signed a lease for an open-air space on Van Brunt Street, Red Hook’s main drag.  They’re calling it [...]

Red Hook Food Vendor News: Soler Dominican at Central Park Summer Stage & Vendors Return to Red Hook May 1st

Date March 29, 2010

Breaking news on the Red Hook Food Vendors, directly from Cesar Fuentes, Executive Director of the Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park Inc.:
1) Soler Dominican, who in 2008 became the first Red Hook Vendor to become a Vendy’s finalist, will join several other Brooklyn Flea vendors in taking over the concessions at Central Park’s [...]

Bring Hungry Carnivores & Skip the Appetizers at Vinegar Hill House

Date March 8, 2010

It’s a blustery winter night and you’re wandering through the wilderness, surrounded by dark, unfriendly mountains subconsciously hastening your search for a nearby lodge, a warm oasis stocked with food and drink.  Now replace the wilderness with the eerie calm of Vinegar Hill; the dark, unfriendly mountains with the Farragut Houses;  and the nearby lodge [...]

Red Hook Ball Fields Edible Education: Mexican Huaraches from Martinez Taco Truck

Date May 6, 2009

If I could only eat one dish at the Red Hook Ball Fields, it would be a spicy enchilada pork huarache. The best way to describe a huarache is a huge open-face hybrid quesadilla/taco.   Start by ordering the type of huarache you’d like–the spicy enchilada pork is essentially shredded pork encased in chili powder. [...]

Why you MUST go to the Red Hook Ball Fields, Plus How to Get There

Date May 6, 2009

Let’s keep this plain and simple. Every Saturday and Sunday from May to Halloween (roughly), the most diverse, authentic, affordable, and delicious gathering of Latin American street food vendors takes place at the corner of Clinton Street & Bay Street at the Red Hook Ball Fields in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Mexican, Dominican, El Salvadoran, [...]

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sandwich Tour Part 2: The Mozzarella Lady & Graham Avenue Meat & Deli

Date May 4, 2009

After eliciting some fiery backlash in the comments section of Part 1 of the Williamsburg Sandwich Tour, it’s on to Part 2 and hopefully some love similar to the kind I received from the two family establishments in this post.  We’ll get a taste of wisdom and fresh handmade smoked mozzarella from 91-year-old Georgi, aka [...]

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sandwich Tour Part 1: Bedford Cheese Shop & Marlow & Sons

Date April 29, 2009

Most New Yorkers claim to be ready for adventure but when someone mentions Brooklyn, the typical response is “what a schlep!”  Enough is enough, it’s time to hop on the L train and discover our neighbor to the east, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A hood where family establishments stand along side the nouveau.  There’s no better way [...]

NYC Food Guy’s 200th Post: Revolutionary Sandwich & Authentic Tacos on Sunset Park, Brooklyn Mexican Food Tour

Date April 6, 2009

Pop the Cristal because it’s a celebration and the milestones are two fold. In just over a year NYC Food Guy has reached the 200 post plateau, a formidable task for one man with a limited budget and an unquenchable appetite. And what better way to bring in the bicentennial than with a delicious [...]

Brooklyn’s Best Pizza Part 1: I’ll Take Lucali over Grimaldi’s & franny’s

Date December 22, 2008

If I could only eat one more food, everyday, for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. And I feel blessed to live in a city where there are so many pizza possibilities, the downside of which is an over-saturation of mediocre pizza within Manhattan. As a result, I focused my attention [...]

Best Brooklyn Burgers & Buffalo Wings: Grand Canyon & Bonnie’s Grill in Park Slope

Date October 7, 2008

It’s about time Brooklyn gets some love from NYC Food Guy and what better way to start than with two foods I love: burgers and wings. Grand Canyon, a greasy spoon on 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Street, is the setting for our burger, which you can order griddled or charcoal grilled. Bonnie’s [...]

Nathan’s Famous: Nothing Better Than Coney Island

Date June 21, 2008

Purists be damned, there is no better hot dog than a Chili Cheese Dog only from Nathan’s on Surf & Stillwell in Coney Island. A garlicky, juicy and snappy all-beef dog covered in mild beef chili and heart-slowing warm cheddar cheese sauce, it’s heaven on a bun and it’s an authentic New York experience.

If you [...]