STREET FOOD ALERT! The Chipper Truck, New York's only Irish food truck is coming to Manhattan for a very special event TODAY!...
Run by Alice O'Brien Bermejo and her husband Valentino, the Chipper Truck is patterned after the chip vans, Alice grew up with in County Leitrim. Typically a late night truck, The Chipper is the spot to go in Woodlawn for some tasty grub to help sober you up after a night out at the pub.
We were so honored to tell Alice and Val's story in our book, New York á La Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks. They are a wonderful and hard working couple. Our book features the recipe for their famous fish & chips and boxtys (pictured above). Made from Alice's mother's recipe, boxtys are a staple comfort food in the Northwest of Ireland and are especially popular in County Leitrim where Alice is from. Cooked slow and low these are an Irish version of a potato pancake and couldn't be better for soaking up a night's drinking.
Alas, if you don't find yourself in Woodlawn in the wee hours of the morning, you probably haven't had a chance to taste the delicious wares of this 2013 Vendy Cup Finalist. Fortunately it's your lucky day!
The Chipper has been invited by Glucksman Ireland House NYU to partcipate in the PEN World Voices 2014 at NYU Street Fair on Washington Mews today, Friday, May 2nd from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Washington Mews between 5th Avenue and University Place. This event hosted in cooperation with PEN and the International Houses of the Washington Mews is an "open air indie book fair with special literary and musical guests. Nestled among the cobblestone street of NYU’s storied Washington Mews, the Literary Mews Festival will feature writers’ workshops in the morning and readings in the afternoon. Browse the tables where literary magazines and independent presses proffer the work of up-and-coming writers, wander the streets and explore NYU’s International Houses, or stop to take in busking musicians or a puppet show."
Sounds awesome, right? And The Chipper Truck will be there along with the Old Traditional Polish Cuisine food truck. It's a gorgeous day. Get our there and get some food and some culture while you're at it.
For the Chipper Truck's whereabouts today (and always), check their Facebook page.