Restaurants »Mexicue

Various Locations

Most days I only have time for some microwaved meal between naps, diapers, and play so I can get pretty envious of Jim’s many food truck options that litter the streets around his office.

So I was pleased when a favorite of his showed up the other evening near McCarren Park.

Mexicue has a tempting menu but Jim advised that a smoked short rib taco and a pulled pork slider were the way to go.

Both were noteworthy but the pulled pork slider was exceptional.

If you think you can come up with an even better Mexican treat they should add to their menu? Enter their Menu contest!

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Posted on July 29, 2011

Restaurants »King’s Crumb

at the Saturday Smorgasburg, East River Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Even though it seems all sorts of wrong, and despite middle of the night wakings, I tend to be the first person up in our household.

This morning I woke up daydreaming of the King’s Crumb biscuit I was going to have with jam and fresh cream.

It’s been the only time I’ve actually wanted Van to get an early start, but with limited patience, it all worked out and by noon I was stuffing my face with the delectable treat.

The biscuit is big enough to share, the jam is delicious, the fresh cream adds a sweetness, and for lack of a better culinary word – a softness to it all.

As far as I can tell, they are only available at the Saturday Smorgasburg at the East River Park (lucky us!) and those not in the mood for sweet will be pleased with fried chicken and sausage egg biscuit options.

The sweet tea with some sort of fancy bitters is also pretty killer, especially when made into a fantastic Arnold Palmer.

And, as the cherry on top of a great eating experience, the staff is incredibly friendly.

I was so narrowly focused on getting my jam biscuit that I forgot to take my own photo, so the one to the left is from their facebook page.

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Posted on June 18, 2011

Restaurants »Korilla BBQ

Various Locations

Jim and his co-wokers lucked out when they discovered the Korilla mobile Korean BBQ truck outside their office one afternoon.

The line moved rapidly and everyone opted for bowls (there are also tacos and burritos on the menu), but I guess when you’re used to eating at least one Chipotle burrito bowl per week, tacos and burritos just don’t do it any more…

Jim got the spicy pork with the bacon fried kimchi rice (his workers unilaterally went for beef), kimchi slaw salsa, cheese, vegetables and the smoky/mayonnaise Korilla sauce.  It must have been pretty good, because he ate all of it (which is surprising, considering it included a healthy dose of vegetables) in about 10 minutes.

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Posted on January 7, 2011

Restaurants »Red Hook Ballfields

Clinton St & Bay St, Red Hook, Brooklyn

I’ve been meaning to make my way to the much touted row of South American food trucks that line the Red Hook Ballfields for a long time. Too bad my stomach is squished into a little ball, making a true exploration of the cuisine difficult. I did however, manage an incredibly refreshing fresh watermelon juice from Victor and Ana’s Blended Wonders and a jalapeno and cheese stuffed pupusa from the Salvadorian El Olomega.

A pupusa is a thick corn tortilla filled with cheese and other goodies (Mike and Jim opted for a flavorful pork). It’s grilled and served hot with curtido (pickled cabbage) and onions. It was my first time with the dish and I can count myself quite a fan. We shared salty fried plantains from the same vendor. A creamy, spiced Horchata also from El Olomega was Jim’s refreshment of choice.

The vendors are open until October, so you still have a few more days to try authentic, amazing food you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. I hope I can make it back again this season to try more of the offerings.

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Posted on September 12, 2010