Archive for July, 2008

Daisy May’s Big Pig Gig: Smoked Whole Pig for 12 People

July 24, 2008

Wow. Just wow. It’s hard to feel any other emotion when a 35-45 pound pig smoked for 7-8 hours is placed directly in front of you with one purpose: Feeding twelve hungry carnivores. For $480 plus tax, Daisy May’s BBQ USA, on 11th Avenue and 46th Street, will provide you and eleven others with a smoked whole pig, cole slaw, buttered and grilled Texas Toast, 2 Fixins’, watermelon, and an experience you’ll never forget. Vegetarians beware.



Pastis: Burger with Fried Egg Recipe for Disaster?

July 24, 2008

I’ve never had a cheeseburger with a fried egg on it and I never go to the Meatpacking District. It was time to knock off two birds with one stone by having the Cheeseburger a cheval ($17) at uber-trendy French bistro Pastis. Once I overcame the ostentatious cougars milling about the bar, I was ready for action. Would this be a delicious experience or an overpriced one that would leave me in need of angioplasty?

Read on for the answer to that question plus a review of the Fried Calamari with Harissa mayo ($13) and the Grilled Chicken Paillard ( $18 ).


Yuca Bar Prix Fix Brunch: $13.95 Skirt Steak & Eggs

July 18, 2008

Looking for a great deal on brunch in the East Village? Head to Yuca Bar, on Avenue A & 7th Street, where $13.95 will get you tender, flame-grilled skirt steak, eggs, home fries or rice and black beans and your choice of coffee, orange juice, lemonade, a mimosa or a screwdriver. Read on to find out why Loco Tuesday’s at Yuca Bar are the best day of the week.


RUB BBQ Rocks: $40 Feast for Two

July 16, 2008

The aptly named Righteous Urban Barbeque lives up to expectations; Affordable and meaty ribs, brisket-topped chili cheese fries and deep fried Oreos. It hasn’t disappointed in 5 visits and I’m pumped to go back. Read on to find out how you and a friend can feast for $20 each.


NYCFoodGuy on SNY’s Daily News Live Thursday July 3rd!

July 3, 2008

Click the link below and scroll down to where it says “Daily List: Best Food for the Fourth”.

I wasn’t actually on the air but my list of the Top 5 Foods for July 4th were broadcast on SNY Thursday July 3rd. Tune in to Daily News Live, hosted by Chris Cotter, Monday to Friday at 5PM for seriously entertaining sports talk.

If you miss the 5pm show, it re-airs at 11PM and 1:30AM.

Tuck Shop: The Great Aussie Bite

July 2, 2008

Looking for food that’s different and delicious? Tuck Shop on 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue is serving authentic Australian street food until 5AM on weekends. You may not know what meat pies, Lamingtons or Vanilla Slice are, but once you try them, your culinary landscape will be forever changed.