MARTHA STEWART AND SNOOP DOGG GET BAKED

In the oddest pairing since chicken and waffles, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart baked brownies together on her show.  Martha must have picked up a few new habits in prison. Captain Obvious flies again, so I'm not going to make a pot brownie joke. Video below courtesy of NY Mag Daily Intel:

ALL HAIL THE BUSTAURANT

We told you about the gastropod, a converted Airstream trailer being made into a mobile kitchen in Miami.  Now, the LA Times found a bustaurant in London's East End, a de-commissioned double-decker bus that serves vegan cuisine. The Rootmaster Bustaurant is stationary and doesn't traverse the streets of London, but has been serving happy customers since 2006. What's the most...

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE NYC APP

Over two months have passed since the NYC BigApps competition opened, and now you can vote for your favorite app!  There Are 85 eligible apps submitted from individuals and small businesses across the country, from New York to California to Washington DC.  Software developers worked hard to make apps that improve life in New York City, and now it's...

“NEVER MIND”

ONE FISH, TWO FISH, JANUARY 1st, NO FISH (Update) After freaking out street vendors and the bloggers who love them yesterday, the Health Department has emailed us to say it was all a big misunderstanding. A provision in the Health Department's new code raised eyebrows by declaring that "no fish, shellfish, or any food consisting of or made with an...

ONE FISH, TWO FISH, JANUARY 1st, NO FISH

Midtown Lunch discovered a Dept of Health resolution scheduled to go into effect January 1st that bans street vendors from selling fish or shellfish from a "mobile vending unit". While some might question the sanity of eating fish or shellfish from a New York food cart or truck, there are some good choices out there.  I've enjoyed the fried cod...

BANH MI A-GO-GO

Miche and her friends had a banh mi taste-off and posted the results over at Midtown Lunch.  There was no clear-cut winner, but there were some favorites - Banh Mi So 1 and Sau Voi for the cold cuts, An Choi for the crispy pork belly, and Nicky's for the grilled pork.  Most of the places are in the...

ONE CUP OF BULGOGI, PLEASE

Much of the street food in Seoul comes in cups, which helps to contain any sauce it comes with.  It also gives you a place to rest your food to take a drink or a short break.  It may not be the most environmentally-friendly solution, but street vendors in Korea aren't generally known for being green (with the exception...

REVIEW: LA BAGUETTE CAFE FOOD TRUCK

If you happen to be in midtown around 40th and Broadway one evening and see a truck that looks like a Parisian cafe, how do you know if it's worth trying?  Listen to your "Mamacita" , who filed a detailed report with Midtown Lunch. Her conclusion: their grilled onions were much better than the usual, their hot sauce was really...

OPEN, ZONGZI (PART II)

Last week we extolled the virtues of stuffed lotus leaves, also known as joong (Cantonese), zongzi (Mandarin) and Chinese tamales, as sold by an elderly woman at the corner of Mott and Hester streets in Chinatown. Today I tried the zongzi at the NYC Cravings truck and was quite a happy camper.  Inside the wrapped leaf was glutinous rice, and...

SOUTH AMERICAN STREET FOOD – BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS

Two New Yorkers, Andy & Tara, got married in June and needed a break from their NY lives, so they decided to take a long honeymoon and travel the world inexpensively for 18 months or so.  Of course, they had to blog about it. The first leg of their trip was through Central and South America, where they indulged in...