Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good Eats NYC: Japadog

Japadog: Hot Dogs with a Japanese Twist
St. Mark's Place

Sound crazy? It is. But it's so good.

Japadog is one of those places you walk by and say 'wow, this sounds weird, I wonder how good it is'. This is the exact question we verbally asked, and got an answer from someone sitting outside, shoving ice cream on a hotdog bun (???) into their face: "It's amazing". And it was. So amazing.

Japadog takes your average hotdog and puts a Japanese twist on it. The ice cream dog is to die for; fried and sugared hot dog bun with cold, melty ice cream in between. Yum. For three bucks you can't beat that. Take the plunge and try one!

Get a look at their innovative menu right here!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Good Eats NYC: Pomme Frites

Pomme Frites: Authentic Belgain French Fries
2nd Ave between 8th ad 9th St

Mmm. Tell me you're not drooling. I dare you.

Pomme Frites fries by themselves are to die for; thick and freshly made in-house, not to mention that even in a small cone (they come in cones, people) you get enough fries to last you a lifetime. Which is great, considering that there are literally dozens of dipping sauces to choose from. Good ol' fashioned ketchup works just fine, but I recommend taking a dive off the deep end and trying some of their crazier sauces like Teriyaki Pomegranate and Parmesan Peppercorn.

Take a look at come of their insane dipping sauces on their website.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Good Eats NYC: Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies
50 W 8th Street

Peanut Butter Cup? Triple Chocolate Chunk? Daaaaamn.

There's nothing quite like a hot box of Insomnia Cookies when you need a good study break during finals. And if you don't feel like taking a nice walk over to the Washington Square Park area, they deliver! So gather up some friends (buy 24 cookies and get 12 free!), break out a glass of milk and try some of their best recipes, like the Snickerdoodle, S'mores Deluxe and Oatmeal Raisin. Mmm.

Order online right this way!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Art to Watch: MaDora Frey

Artists to Watch: MaDora Frey

Take a closer look and see what you find.

Whether you're a fine artist, photographer, or just an admirer of the strange and puzzling, you're bound to find something interesting in MaDora Frey's digitally warped rorschach photographs. A closer look at each piece reveals textures and images that are evocative of New York City, which is one of her main inspirations for her urban romantic pieces. I've fallen head over heels with her work, which I've had the pleasure of seeing in person many times; there really is something magical about the images that suck you in and plays tricks with your mind. I recommend seeing these larger-than-life pieces up front and close if you get the chance!

Check out more of her work on her website! You won't regret it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NYC This Week: Vintage Halloween Parade

Vintage Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village
October 31st at 7pm

Nice costumes, ladies!

We know you're just dying to show off your undoubtedly awesome costume, and there's no better way to do it than celebrate at the Vintage Halloween Parade.

All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World!
For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The Parade STARTS at 7 pm!
ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring!

Check out some more info on their website! Have a great and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NYC This Week: Cloud City on the Roof of the Met

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 4th

Saraceno's mirrored structure on the Met's roof

As a lover of New York, this is something I've been dying to see. How cool does this sound?

Tomas Saraceno created a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration.

Perfect way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon. And the Met is virtually free. So what are you waiting for? Check out more at the Met's website here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Good Eats NYC: Union Square Food Trucks

Union Square Food Trucks
Gorilla Cheese NYC and Seoul Food

Union Square is full of lots of eclectic people and things, which is why it should be no surprise that some pretty awesome and unique food trucks are often parked in the area. Here are two that I frequent and I think are work a try!

Gorilla Cheese NYC
How often do you just want a damn grilled cheese without having to sit in a diner to get it? Because I can never find one when I want one. Thank heaven for Gorilla Cheese NYC, which goes beyond your average American-cheese-on-bread with a dozen or so different crazy combinations to try. They even sell tomato soup to dip it in. My stomach is growling just thinking about it. Look out for the bright orange truck and find out more info over here!

Seoul Food
This truck offers a Korean twist on traditional Mexican street food and it's to die for. Definitely not your average burrito; Sweet and Spicy Pork with Cilantro-Lime Relish, Cheddar Cheese, Rice and Kimchi Aioli? Yum. I have no idea what half of those words mean, but I know that together they make for a dynamite combination. For around ten bucks you get an entire burrito that'll fill you up all day. They're in a black and red truck, so if you see something you like on their website make sure to catch them!

Which food trucks are your favorites and worth trying? Let us know or leave a review!