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Articles under "streetfoods"

A Tribute to New York City Food — ‘Empire Plates of Mine’

New York is a melting pot city of different cultures and cuisines from around the world. An evidence of this is the city’s myriad of food selections ready at your disposal. In New York, one day you’ll find yourself, “…eating Persian food … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain To “Wow” NYC With Huge Food Market

FriendsEAT co-founder Antonio Evans notes Bourdain is a TV personality loved by anyone who isn’t an idiot and writes: “His asides and narration has painted a landscape of the world that has boldly created the new ‘food culture’.” (source) Bourdain … Continue reading

New York City Threatens To Close Down 17 Sidewalk Cafes

How’s this for timing? Just before summer, New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs is threatening to close down sidewalk cafes at 17 popular restaurants unless they can prove they comply with zoning regulations. Oddly enough, according to the New … Continue reading

Damn Good Burgers & Tacos at Cantine California in Paris

If you’ve ever traveled long term in France (or in any other country), you know that even if you have been eating the most refined delicacies, sometimes you just want a burger (or a tac0). Sadly, most burgers and tacos … Continue reading

Review of Sriracha Popcorn

The most loved foods (at least according to the interwebs) are bacon, Nutella, and Sriracha. As we all know, there are plenty of flavor combos for bacon: bacon ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, Bacon vodka. It seems that companies have … Continue reading

Food Truck vs. Restaurant Wars

From New York to Los Angeles, high-end, fast-food served from catering trucks like Baby’s Badass Gourmet Burgers, or Kogi’s Korean BBQ taco truck, has captured the attention of Americans bored with stale brick and mortar food offerings. Because of the … Continue reading

Seinfeld “No Soup For You” Food Truck in NYC Today

The Seinfeld “No Soup For You” Food Truck officially hit the road in late July on a multiple city tour nationwide. The truck, named after the indelible phrase shouted by the Seinfeld show’s “Soup Nazi” character, has already stopped in … Continue reading

Tiny Takumi Tacos at Smorgasburg

After hearing all the hype, Antonio and I decided to make the subway ride to Smorgasburg. Of course, we decided to do this two weekends ago when it was about 98 degrees outside. There was no respite to be had … Continue reading

Mayor Bloomberg’s Hypocrisy Reaches New Heights

In what has to be the most brazen act of supreme hypocrisy, NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended the annual weigh-in for Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, just weeks after moving to ban soda sales in … Continue reading

Why Are The People of Madrid Eating “Garbage Food”?

On a recent warm summer’s evening in Madrid, about 30 people dined alfresco on a meal of sauteed vegetables and mixed salad. Sounds enchanting except that all the food was rummaged through and extracted from waste bins on the street. … Continue reading

À la mode: Parisian Food Trucks

The American passion for roving restaurants on wheels, otherwise known as food trucks, has migrated across the Atlantic. From New York to Los Angeles, the sinful drenched allure of high-end fast food served from catering trucks like Baby’s Badass Gourmet … Continue reading

Ninth Avenue Food Festival 2012

One of the best things about New York is its diversity. One could eat food from different parts of the world all 365 days of the year. I can think of no other place better for food. For 39 years, 9th … Continue reading

Interview with Alan Philips on The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Food Truck Business

Food trucks have been on everyone’s lips for the past few years. It all started around 2009, with Kogi who led the way for every kind of truck imaginable: Pera’s Turkish Tacos, food trucks that cater to dogs, Star Wars … Continue reading

B-Grade Cuisine: Japan’s Version of Comfort Food or Country Cooking

CNN International writer Yumiko Watanabe explores B-grade cuisine: Japan’s version of what America calls comfort food, country cooking, soul food, haute burgers, gourmet hotdogs, or gastropub. Watanabe explains that B-grade cuisine is not the “mainstream ‘quality’ stuff that’s simpered over … Continue reading

Food Cart Owners at Odds With Zuccotti Park Occupy Protesters

Alex Klein writing for New York Magazine, complains that Occupy Wall Street protesters are creating hardships for food carts and tourist stands near Zuccotti Park. In an attempt to draw a parallel with the recent demonstrations in Tahrir Square by … Continue reading

Bicycle Carts And Streetfoods Along The Roads

Bicycle carts anyone? Roaming food trucks were the precursors of many food carts that a lot of street food vendors have become popular for. With more food vendors joining in in the new vending platform, the bicycle carts are slowly … Continue reading

The Best International Street Food

Food and accommodation usually take much of one’s traveling budget. When traveling, one of the things I often find most interesting a specific place is their food. It brings a whole new ground for discovering the City through their gastronomic … Continue reading

Street Food: South America Style

South America is known to have cuisines and foods that define their culture with each region having created their own traditional and native dishes. The invasion of Europeans in the early times paved the way for adaptation and modification of … Continue reading

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Houston

If you are on a budget but you still want to do something special for Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider Houston, TX. Right now you can get a great hotel room for about $100 (not too shabby). Besides, … Continue reading

How Food Recalls Work

We’re always posting about food recalls here at FriendsEAT. Now it’s time to discuss how it works. A food recall is a voluntary action by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that may cause health problems … Continue reading