Archive for the ‘Street Eats’ Category
We recently heard about a “secret” item on the menu at Big D’s Grub Truck. It’s been a while since we’ve visited Dennis (Big D), and now that we’re back from LA, it seemed as good a time as any.
Walking up to the truck, the menu had tacos, grinders and rice bowls. We told Dennis that we had heard about a “secret” menu item and asked what it was, how much it cost, and if it was available.
The answers were a burrito for$6, and yes, it was available. We opted for the spicy chicken and waited for our lunch.
After going to the Mac Truck last month for a buffalo chicken mac & cheese, NYSF reader Jen commented “I’m sure you have since tried the Cheeseburger Mac, but in case you haven’t… it is delicious! Get it with the Toasted Crumbs!”
NYSF would not be where it is today if we didn’t listen to our readers. We’ve also learned to listen to the vendors, and Dom had a couple of other suggestions.
“How about making it a bacon cheeseburger mac & cheese with freshly grated parmesan on top?” Talk about an offer you can’t refuse!
A small portion goes for $8 and a large is $10. Guess which one we got?
It’s not too often that we get downtown, but when we do, Veronica’s Kitchen is usually near the top of our list. If it’s a Friday, even better. That means fish!
We went there on Friday, and while it took us a while to get lunch, it was ultimately worth the wait.
Veronica’s Kitchen had several kinds of seafood available, including fried whiting, steamed king fish, shrimp curry, bake & codfish, shrimp roti and either fried or steamed red snapper. We got steamed red snapper, and it cost $10, and came with 2 side dishes.
One of the newest food trucks to hit our streets is the Mamu Thai Noodle Truck. As we told you previously, the owner, Siwat Thitiwatana, got the urge to serve Thai noodles here in his native NYC after visiting family in Thailand, where his uncle owns 3 noodle shops.
We visited them once before and had pad siew. We recently made a return visit. The menu started small, and has been slowly growing in size as they introduce new menu items. We went for chicken pad thai for $8 and an order of curry puffs for $6.