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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

THE GOOD BATCH, 936 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, BrooklynThe Vendy Awards is my favorite day of the year. For the last eight years, I have done everything in my power to attend the festival dedicated to the best street food in the city. Not only is it a full day of eating, but it’s a day to support the Street Vendor Project and their advocacy work in fighting for better laws and rights of street vendors.

I am very invested in the day for many reasons: a) I lead food cart tours for Turnstile Tours, b) we’re sponsors of the event, c) I believe in the cause, and d) the food is undeniably delicious. And in years past, I have spent weeks documenting the nominees through a series of videos.

But this year, because I was in Europe for most of the summer, I was not able to dedicate as much time to meeting and documenting the vendors and their businesses. In fact, going into the Vendy Awards, I was only familiar with a handful of the nominees. Which meant I had to eat from every single one of the 26 nominees in less than four hours.

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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. NYC Brewery Tour explores the growing craft brewery scene in the city and visits all the unlikely spots that are brewing fresh, delicious beer.

Most New Yorkers have never heard of Greenpoint Beer Works, but oddd are they know the names of the beers that this commerical brewery produces. This is the home of Heartland Brewery’s production facility and also the place where Kelso and Cuzett Libations are made. It has only recently opened up a tasting room to the public and it’s a great place to see how beer is made. We often visit them on our Private NYC Brewery Tour.

NYC Brewery Tour – Greenpoint Beer Works


Category: Beer, Video

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Matzo Ball Soup at PECK'S

One day I’ll probably do a search for the best matzo ball soup in NYC. And after checking out Peck’s, a specialty food shop focusing on Jewish specialities, I already have a head start. This version is both new and traditional. The richly flavored (clearly homemade) chicken broth houses some carrots, celery, plenty of dill, confited chicken, and a perfect pillowy toothsome matzo ball.

PECK’S
455A Myrtle Avenue (between Washington Avenue and Waverly Avenue),
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
(347) 689-4969
peckshomemade.com

My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

EMILY, 919 Fulton Street (between Clinton and Waverly Avenue), Clinton Hill, BrooklynMy default when reviewing pizza used to be to focus on the standard margherita pie or cheese slice. But the pizza world has changed since I started this journey in 2009. Fancy toppings and specialty ingredients have sort of taken the place of tomato sauce and cheese. No doubt, those are (and will always be) the basics, but sometimes if that’s all I order at a pizza restaurant, I might be missing out on the things that make them really unique.

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Category: Pizza

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

MARIETTA, 285 Grand Avenue (between Lafayette Avenue and Clifton Place), Clinton Hill, BrooklynBurgers in this city are deceptively expensive. Oftentimes the price you see on the menu might be reasonable, but that’s without all the fix-in’s. You want cheese, fries, bacon, an egg, or chicken liver mousse? Probably, right? But it will cost you.

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, 12 Grattan Street (between Morgan Avenue and Bogart Street), Bushwick, Brooklyn

Ah, the power of persuasion. I remember laughing hysterically during the film Sideways when Paul Giammati’s character exclaimed he smelled asparagus in the wine. The pretension and specificity was absurd. Of course, I stopped laughing when one day at a pre-shift meeting at The Modern, I too smelled green vegetables in my wine. Did that happen because those aromas really existed in the glass or did I smell it because the wine director suggested I would?

The beer world uses similarly surprising aromas to explain how a beer smells and tastes. But after tasting my way through many different styles, it’s not too far off. Beer can smell like chocolate or grass or pepper or bananas or even smoke.

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Category: Beer

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