The weather took a break from being completely crappy for just a bit to welcome The Village Voice’s Choice Streets last Tuesday. Thank goodness, because the event was slated to happen, rain or shine!
We New Yorkers love our food trucks, and this was definitely a celebration of the food truck, with 20 trucks offering sample-sized items from their menus.
It was held at the Intrepid Air & Sea Museum, which has a scenic location on a pier on the Hudson River. The museum is actually a retired aircraft carrier with fighter jets and other aircraft (and now the space shuttle Enterprise) perched on top and around it.
DJ Finger on the Pulse provided the soundtrack for the night. For $30 general admission and $50 VIP, this sold out event was a great deal.
Here are some of the highlights of Choice Streets.
A line had already formed 10 minutes before the doors opened!
From left: Bongo Brothers Cuban Food, Mexico Blvd, Solber Pupusas
From left: Valducci’s Original Pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound, The King Falafel & Shawarma
Spicy Diablo hot dog from NYC Healthy Bites
VVeev, the world’s first acai spirit. They donate 1% of their sales to rain orest preservation.
From the top: Frites ‘N’ Meats, Morris Grilled Cheese Truck
Choice Eats under the NY skyline
These tacos by Mexicue were especially tasty!
Apparently I’m not the only one who love this place! (Wafels & Dinges)
Yum, Pisco cocktails!
This blew my mind! Bacon maple cupcake from Cupcake Crew. It was as good as it looks.
Ewwy, gooey steak & cheese sandwich from Phil’s Steaks
Shock Top Beer
A beautiful night, but don’t let it fool you–it was cold and windy!
A series of 115 short essays written by eleven courageous canines who are willing to tell the truth about dogs every last dirty, hairy, bit of it: why they always dash to a rug when they have to throw up, why they eat furniture when endless chew toys are nearby, and why they’re always absolutely starving. Peppered with lively, clever stories and visually appealing photographs, Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know is a must-have for any dog lover. It’s a verbal and visual delight that is laugh-out-loud funny.
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There’s love, there’s music, there’s heartache, there’s truth…“Chico & Rita” is an adult, Spanish animated film that tells the story of a piano player and a singer who embark on a long journey on their rise to fame.
The time frame is in the late 1940s and early 1950s and takes place in the cities of Havana, New York City, Paris and Las Vegas. Both Chico and Rita are gifted with their talent and that is where their romance has united them, however, there is something that always intervenes and keeps them apart.
It’s a love story that will bring you romance, good music, and well-played characters. You will feel as if you are really in pre-Castro Cuba time!
Both Chico and Rita are an irresistible pair and the love they have for each other and their music, will make you fall in love with the movie.
Check out “Chico & Rita” on Facebook.