Epicurious Entertains NYC events going on right now, of course we were both excited-Epicurious is one of our go-to sites-but we were also a little, for lack of a better word, curious. Since this is the first time Epicurious has done this particular event, what would it be like? Would each session be a mad house like some other food events? Most importantly, would they run out of food? The answers: awesome, not at all, and no.
Rickshaw Dumplings, which were being served by Kenny Lao and Anita Lo.
Hill Country. It was delicious, though it could have used a little more sauce-I like my buns soaked with juices. But I'd still eat at Hill Country any day.
Dogmatic and a first taste of their gourmet sausage. Brownie and I were both pleasantly surprised by how delicious they were and somewhat amazed by their bun toaster.
Cafe Habana. This was a small portion of their Cuban sandwich, which is supposedly one of the best in NYC. I could easily tell why. Tasting a whole one of these quickly made its way back on my 'to do' list.
Toloache with their pork taco. I'd been wanting to try their tacos for a while now, and all this did was make me want to immediately go to the restaurant and order a plate full of them.
The Mermaid Inn. I still didn't feel the lobster love, but she did. Enough so, that I'm surprised she didn't take two.
Boqueria's lamb BLT. Yes, I wrote that write-lamb bacon, made from lamb breast. And it looked like real bacon, and was delicious. A very interesting spin on the old classic.
Tabla's Chicken Tikka Frankie. While chowing down this garlicky roll, I asked about their outdoor cart, one thing I can never seem to remember is there. "This is actually one of the offerings off of there." I have to make it soon during lunch-it's completely do-able in a hour.
'ino with their Sweet Onion Confit Crotini and their Whipped Ricotta Crostini. Both were good, and a nice ending to the line.
Treats Truck goods! I hoped Kim would be present as I need to find out WHAT the graham cracker smore-like treat was in our Vendys box of love, alas she was not. No matter, I'll corner her soon enough. Brownie and I proceeded to make up for lost Treats Truck time and ate more than our fair share of treats.
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