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Best New York Food Truck Roundup

Best New York Food Truck Roundup

As you can probably imagine, the food truck scene in New York is booming. That tends to be the case for highly populated areas with a lot of foot traffic, and it surely doesn’t hurt that New York tends to attract an overwhelming amount of […]

A Luxury Hotel on Wheels? Yes Please

A Luxury Hotel on Wheels? Yes Please

When the world had almost accepted that there is no good night’s sleep during journeys, world’s entrepreneurs went to their workbench and we have seen a number of great ideas and several implementations that ensure that your journey from one corner of the world to […]

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

 

Its finally in the steady 60s here in NYC (with some glimpses of 70 every now and again)! What better time to introduce and fantastic Spring Cocktail?

Today we have a guest post from Kendra Thornton, a world traveling mother of three! Since Kendra was 3 months old shes been traveling the globe, visiting 28 countries on 6 different continents. Im beyond jealous! She recently mixed her excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine to her own home with some of her very own unique recipes.

Were so happy to have Kendra here on New York City Eats. She has been featured as an expert in family, luxury and adventure travel for FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CW networks. Its an honor! So without further ado, here is Kendras mouthwatering Pomegranate Mojitos!

I enjoy sampling regional culinary offerings found in other cities. So, naturally I was excited when my husband I found a fabulous array of cocktails at our most recent trip to the Venetian, ranked amongst some of the top hotels in Las Vegas for great foodie finds. It seems that when the warmer months are on the horizon I crave the fruitier refreshers to really quench my thirst.

Imagine my delight when I noticed that the cocktail menu at the Venetian poolside dining area featured a Pomegranate Mojito. It was exactly what I was looking and was absolutely delicious! I wanted to take the recipe back to Chicago to enjoy and to share with friends and family, I decided to ask my server if I could possibly have the some insider secrets to this delightful concoction.

Fortunately I scored some tips and upon my return I made this drink for a small gathering of family and friends soon after arriving home from our trip to Las Vegas, and it proved to be a giant hit with everyone. I hope you utilize this recipe because it truly is a treat!

Pomegranate Mojito

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. fresh lime-juice

Mint leaves for garnish (10-12 pieces)

6 tbsp. white rum

¼ cup pomegranate juice

¼ oz. soda water

Directions:

Combine the sugar, lime-juice and mint leaves in a tall glass; mash with the back of a spoon. Then mix in the rum and pomegranate juice. Fill the glass with ice and finish with a splash of the soda water!

I hope you enjoy this just as much as my friends and I do! Bring in the warmer weather this spring with a fabulous refresher. Perfect for entertaining and rooftop parties – enjoy!

Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup

February 6, 2013 | Comments Off Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup Tweet I dont know if Ive ever mentioned this before but I have a serious love of homemade soups. Its not quite the same not living 15-30 minutes from my Mommoms house. She makes the best soups, my favorite part being that she has no […]

Cheddar Potato Pancakes  Secret Recipe Club!

Cheddar Potato Pancakes Secret Recipe Club!

February 18, 2013 | 16 Comments Cheddar Potato Pancakes Secret Recipe Club! Tweet Its that time again! I love the third Monday of every month. I get to show my post from The Secret Recipe Club to the world and reveal what marvelous blogger I was assigned for the month. Today I get to bless […]

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

June 26, 2013 | Comments Off on One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

 Ive been absent recently, but for good reason! My husband and I packed up our lives, threw them into a budget truck, and hauled our butts all the way across the country, to make a new home in LA. California is absolutely beautiful, the weather is amazing, the views are fantastic, the people are friendly. Life is good. So is the food!

We have a quaint little patio overlooking the mountains in the San Fernando Valley. At night it makes for a perfect place to enjoy a home cooked meal. And the meal made for a perfect reason to start blogging again.

I had bought each piece of this dish for a different meal but they ended up coming together quite nicely. Being spoiled with filet mignon growing up, its hard for me to steer away from it when Im eating steak and the beef seasoning my sister and brother-in-law gave out at their wedding matched up to a T.

I found the recipe for the spicy chipotle buttered corn in an email from Tasting Table. If you havent signed up to get their recipe emails yet, you should! Seriously fantastic stuff they send out.  Anywho, the collard greens were a spin on something we used to make in my last job at Nita Nita in Brooklyn. Tender, with a hint of heat and a handful of freshly grated parmesan. Cant go wrong there!

Spicy Chipotle Buttered Corn
adapted from Tasting Table

Ingredients

1 cup water
4¼ cups corn kernels (from 6 medium ears of corn)
1 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo sauce, very finely chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

Preparation

Put a small saucepan set over medium heat, add the water, corn kernels and chipotle and bring to a simmer. Cook until kernels are tender but still crisp, about 10-15 minutes. Drain the corn kernels in a colander then return to the saucepan.

Add the butter, lemon zest and salt, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.
Parmesan Collard Greens
adapted from Chef Francisco at Nita Nita

Ingredients

2 bunches collard greens, rinsed and sliced into 1 wide ribbons
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
kosher salt to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon
fresh parmesan to grate over top

Preparation

Place a saute pan over medium heat, add the oil when glistening add the collard greens. Turn the collard greens to coat in oil. Pour in the water, lower to medium-low heat and cover. Allow greens to cook for about 10 minutes turning the greens occasionally.

Once the greens are tender, remove lid and season with salt to your liking. Add the crushed red pepper and lemon juice, toss to coat. Plate and grate a generous amount of fresh parmesan cheese on top.

To Broil the Filet Mignon:

Turn oven to broil and move rack to 6 from heating source. Pat off any excess moisture from the steaks. Before placing in your oven rub the steaks with olive oil and season well with salt (kosher, himalayan, whatever you like) and fresh cracked pepper. Place the steaks in the oven and allow to cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side. (I like to go with 5 so its more on the medium rare end). If youre slicing, allow the steaks to sit for 3-5 minutes then slice and serve.

Enjoy!! We certainly did!

Tags: California, chipotle, collard greens, Corn, Filet mignon, Lemon, Los Angeles, Nita Nita, NYCityEats, parmesan cheese, recipe, recipes, Spicy Buttered Corn, Tasting Table

Pizza Potato Rounds  Secret Recipe Club!

Pizza Potato Rounds Secret Recipe Club!

Tweet The Secret Recipe Club is one of my favorite clubs that Im part of. It keeps me posting on my blog monthly and connecting with other fabulous bloggers across the globe. My new job (as a cook) has me working some strange hours but Im hoping to get used to it and back to […]


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As you can probably imagine, the food truck scene in New York is booming. That tends to be the case for highly populated areas with a lot of foot traffic, and it surely doesn’t hurt that New York tends to attract an overwhelming amount of tourists. Plus, the food truck industry is booming right now all across America.

With all of that in mind, we are about to unleash three food trucks that you have to try … well, immediately! Of course, there are plenty of other great mobile kitchens in New York, as can be expected, but these three are dripping with deliciousness.

Check them out below!

Coney Shack

One of the best things about the food truck industry is the fact that it is so unique, and that is especially the case when it comes to Coney Shack. Coney Shack not only offers up tacos and burritos but hot dogs as well. Not only that — and this is the really awesome part — but this food truck adds an Asian food twist.

This joint is described as an Asian fusion restaurant, and your mouth will literally be watering no matter what meal you decide to go with. Needless to say, if you travel to Coney Shack, your taste buds will most definitely thank you!

Luke’s Lobster

Next up on our Best New York Food Truck Roundup page is Luke’s Lobster. Basically, if you are a fan of lobster (who isn’t?), then you are going to love what this mobile kitchen brings to the table. This truck’s lobster rolls are to die for … literally.

If you are a fan of seafood, then you are going to love everything about this place.

The best part? You don’t have to travel to a fancy restaurant to sink your teeth into these otherworldly lobster rolls — that’s the beauty of the food truck industry, really. So the next time you are in the mood for a game-changing lobster roll — you know, lobster rolls that are straight from the docks of Maine — make sure to try out Luke’s Lobster. You’re welcome in advance.

Eddie’s Pizza Truck

Next up on our roundup is Eddie’s Pizza Truck. After all, if you are going to make a trip to New York, then you have to take a bite out of a slice of pizza at some point.

Eddie’s Pizza Truck provides its “Bar Pie” on the go, which should excite all pizza lovers.

If you are looking for a pizza place (in food truck fashion, might we add) that will blow your mind, then you have to venture to this truck the next time you are in New York. Basically, you will enjoy every single bite, whether you go with the regular or whole wheat bar pie.

While you have to try out these three food trucks the next time you are in New York, we wouldn’t blame you if you tried other mobile kitchens as well, for New York is flooding with amazing food trucks.

If you are looking to start up a food truck in New York, or anywhere, for that matter, then make sure to check out Prestige Food Trucks. With Prestige, you will be getting a high-end truck … aka the truck of your dreams.