Posts Tagged ‘Snack Attack’

Aztec Treat on the IRT

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Hop onto the subway at 96th street and Broadway, and you’ll witness the easy coexistence of 21st-century urban life and centuries-old Aztec tradition. A young man bops to the beat of his iPhone while plucking open a steaming cornhusk. Suddenly a whiff of hot corn masa issues from his perfectly formed tamale. Tamales were invented [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

From Counters to Cubicles

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

When I first visited my sister’s office at a large Midtown ad agency, she introduced me to Mangia or, at least, the carryout counters that provide so many workers in soulless cubicles with heartwarming Italian fare. Problem was, it was so crowded I never got to sample the dizzying array of antipasti, pastas, hot entrees, [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Beyond Bulgogi

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

If you think Korean food is only about bulgogi and kimchee, head to Woorijip. This spare restaurant bills itself as a provider of “Korean Comfort Food.” But “comfort food,” for the young Korean office workers who pack Woorijip at lunch, means “unusual delicacies” to the uninitiated. I eagerly grabbed my large Styrofoam container and went [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Blessed Bisque

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Waiting two hours to eat a $13.95 Lobster Pound lobster roll at the Brooklyn Flea was the first thing my husband and I did when we dropped our kids at the camp bus in July. It’s the kind of time-wasting activity that having kids in tow keeps you from doing; but actually, I have to [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

When Only a Dumpling Will Do

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

When an uptown girl gets a dumpling desire, she has to go downtown. However, with dumpling houses creeping north from Chinatown, a girl doesn’t have to go below Canal. On St. Marks Place, I was more than delighted with Dumpling Man’s filling little packets, made in Northern Chinese “Shang Jian” style. Sure, you can’t get [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Diminutive Dominican, Gargantuan Portions

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Blink and you’ll miss this sliver of a restaurant. Yet at lunchtime, stalwart Latino men stand three deep behind the orange counter waiting for two harried women to serve Dominican specialties like cow’s foot soup and cuchifritos. Standing outside I noticed a giant white board that seemed to price every dish at $2. “Roasted fish [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Behind the Bodega

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

“Welcome to wonderland,” said the plump Mexican man in a black suit. My sister, Carol, looked dubious. After all, she had just walked to the back of a Tenth Avenue bodega. But her face brightened when she saw me, sitting in a narrow mirrored corridor festooned with festive Mexican decorations. Tehuitzingo reminds me of the [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..