Happy National Hot Dog Day! | Papaya King

Happy National Hot Dog Day! | Papaya King

By Danielle Bimston Looking for some of the best hot dogs New York City has to offer? Check out our friends at Papaya King. Identifying themselves with the motto “accept no imitations”, this hot dog heaven is bringing you classic, one-of-a-kind franks and delicious tropical drinks. Started back in 1931 by a Greek immigrant striving … Continue reading

Mayhem & Stout: Fresh and Flavorful

Mayhem & Stout: Fresh and Flavorful

By Danielle Bimston Though it began as a weekend experiment at Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market in November 2011, this sandwich spot is on it’s way to the top.  At Mayhem & Stout, they’re serving up artisan slow-braised sandwiches topped with amazing sauces and fresh add-ons. Since their debut, Mayhem & Stout has expanded to a brick … Continue reading

Lumpia Shack: Bringing Smorgasburg to Your Office

Lumpia Shack: Bringing Smorgasburg to Your Office

By Danielle Bimston At Lumpia Shack, they’re all about fresh, Filipino-inspired eats; from traditional spring rolls to gourmet burgers galore, they definitely know how to feed their customers right. Husband and wife team, Neil and Angie, started Lumpia Shack to serve up food that best represents their very diverse culture and upbringings. While they currently … Continue reading

Havana Central: Cooking with Love

Havana Central: Cooking with Love

By Danielle Bimston Keeping things fun and fresh are our friends at Havana Central, known for their exciting environment and delicious eats. Started in 2002 by entrepreneur Jeremy Merrin, this Cuban restaurant has become one of the best around!  People love having the ability to get large plates of rice and beans for reasonable prices, … Continue reading

Empellon Al Pastor: Taking Tacos to the Next Level

Empellon Al Pastor: Taking Tacos to the Next Level

By Danielle Bimston Over at Empellon, they’re taking tacos to the next level.  Mixing traditional Mexican style with Lebanese immigrant flare, the chefs at Empellon Al Pastor are making pork “shepherd’s style”. Here lies the birth of an amazing Mexican fusion restaurant. While so many chefs face immense pressure to find an innovative approach to … Continue reading

Choza Taqueria: The Taco Destination

Choza Taqueria: The Taco Destination

By Danielle Bimston If you’re in the mood for light and fresh authentic Mexican cuisine that’s full of passion and flavor, then check out Choza Taqueria.  Allow Chef Akhtar to bring south-of-the-border flavors and years of meticulous technique to the table, enhancing the delicious savory nature of his food.  While he trained with Tom Colicchio … Continue reading