Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wooly's Is Back!

Wooly's 
One of my favorite summer dessert discoveries last year was the fluffy, snowlike shaved ices from Wooly's, the 2011 Dessert Vendy's winner. Well, with nice weather finally in our 5 day forecast, I'm pleased to report that the Wooly's cart is back at work with a new location and plenty of news...

I had a chance to catch up with co-owner, Danny Che, earlier this week to talk recipes for our upcoming best of New York street food cookbook coming out from Running Press next year--yes, Wooly's will be featured along with many other beloved street food vendors. While we talked recipe logistics and techniques I couldn't resist getting the scoop on this season.

Unlike last year when the cart was operating in various locations in Lower Manhattan, this season they will be at the Seaport 7 days a week from Monday though Friday, 12-7pm. To kick of their launch month they've dedicated May to "Mango Madness" and will be serving the above mango-centric menu all month. BUT...there's incentive to start following them on Twitter (or at least occasionally stalking them on Twitter) because they occasionally have 'secret menu' items like their other ice flavors (original, green tea and strawberry) as well as secret toppings. If you go to the cart the secret menu won't be posted (duh, then it wouldn't be a secret), so you've got to follow to be in the know. This coming weekend they'll take a rare break from their Seaport spot to do Googa Mooga (where I have word that they'll be handing out a limited number of size upgrade coupons which can be redeemed at their Seaport location.
 Mango Madness Menu 
The regular rotation of flavors: green tea, original, strawberry and mango will all be back next month and regulars might notice that they've switched up their menu a bit. There's still a choose-your-own topping option, but they also have a few suggested combos to order based on their most popular pairings from last summer. This month those pairings include:

Mango Madness
-mango shaved ice
-fresh mangoes
-mango sauce

Mogo Loco
-mango shaved ice
-fresh mango, mochi
-sea salt leche sauce

Berry Delicious
-mango shaved ice
-fresh strawberry, fresh blueberry
-mango sauce

Mango Tango
-mango shaved ice
-fresh mango, fresh strawberry
-sea salt leche sauce

Mmmm...I'm looking forward to getting my fix soon...

Wooly's Ice
South Street Seaport
@woolysice

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