Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bite-sized Bagel balls from “Bantam Bagels”

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There are a few items that tourists must eat on their trip to New York City. Thin crust pizza, a dirty water hot dog from a cart, and an authentic NYC bagel. There are probably more, but for the sake of keeping this article down to a decent word count, let’s stick with three.

Something makes bagels from “New Yawk” a bit different from its relatives around the nation. Maybe it’s the water, or perhaps it’s the different things you can put on top of it. It’s a basic bread-type food with many possibilities. “Bantam Bagels” on Bleecker Street has popped up and is offering a new spin on the classic carb, making them bite-sized and filled with flavor combinations that will make you “change the way you bagel”, or so their slogan says.

So, let’s get past this obstructed view from across the street and get some bagels!
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Let’s get Schnitzel from the “Schnitzel & Things” truck

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There are few foods that are as fun to say as Schnitzel. With the exception of momos, few words put a smile on foodies faces as that one does. We have tried Schnitzel on this site before at Doma Na Rohu, but the difference for this review is that this schnitzel comes in a truck.

“Schnitzel & Things” has been in business since 2009, which is also when they won the prestigious Rookie of the Year at the Vendy Awards. Theirs was the first schnitzel truck in NYC, and it has been rolling down the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn on a daily basis since then. Does their flattened and fried meat capture the schnitzel magic that sit-down restaurants offer, or is this truck as tasty as the blackened crumby bits on the bottom of the deep fryer? Let’s take a bite and find out!
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“Bob & Jo” has a new food cart with a slightly new menu… and curry!

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Regular readers here at Blowtorch Pudding have heard me sing praises about the “Bob & Jo” truck before, especially with their Galbi platter and the amazing Ramen soup and dumplings combination. Lo and behold, what was parked near my office one day but Bob & Jo, but this time not in their usual fashion.

Like mana from the heavens, Bob & Jo has gone to the next level of their business by expanding beyond trucks. Now sporting a smaller food cart (in addition to their truck), Bob & Jo can now bring their Korean BBQ into multiple spots in one day, doubling your chances to get a taste of this place.

Not only do they have a new look, but they also have a slightly different menu from the full-sized vehicle.
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