NewYork choicestreets

Published on May 15th, 2013 | by Greg


Choice Streets: Flying High On NYC Food Trucks

Last week, we got the chance to sample around 25 of the best NYC food trucks, thanks to the Village Voice Choice Streets event. We previewed the tasting, and thankfully the weather held out and it was a lovely evening to board the Intrepid and spend some time tasting delicious eats from across the burroughs.

Sadly, by the time we arrived, a few of the trucks had already run out of food. Clearly, the event was popular, with lines reaching 45 minutes at some points. We also missed a couple of ones that we had been looking forward to. Hibachi Heaven was only serving veggies, and

But of the ones there, a couple truly impressed! Miami Food Machine, for instance, offered some tasty Latin-inspired treats that definitely will have us searching them out for lunch. Solber Pupusas are always fantastic- freshly made and piping hot, they’re a perfect blend of savory and saltiness. Coolhaus offers design-your-own ice cream sandwiches- a brilliant idea that is executed flawlessly. If you haven’t tried Kelvin Slush Company, check out their flavors- you might get brain freeze, but it will be worth it. Nuchas Empanadas, as well, are typically excellent, though it was a bit of an off night for the very busy truck and when we visited, all that remained were over-cooked ones.

The event is a great way to see what’s roaming around, and what trends are coming up soon in a pop-up restaurant and then finally a full brick-and-mortar store. We’ll see you next year- or at the next Village Voice tasting event!


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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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