Van Leeuwen is going to be filling some holes in the dearth of vegan retail ice creams with the close of Stogo’s and temporary hiatus of Lulu’s, reports Grub Street. We’ll be lining up for the Michel Cluizel Chocolate cone at the Flatiron Truck this afternoon!
Some Food Truck fodder for your weekend, a great article in the NY Times this week on why gray dogs still rule the New York City Streets.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. is a Brooklyn-based, family-run business founded by Chef Sam Mason (co-owner/head chef) and husband-and-wife team Billy and Holiday. For fans of West Coast Humphry Slocombe, NYC may finally have a comparable spot.
They will be located in Williamsburg on Kent Avenue, between North 3rd and North 4thStreets and plan to open Memorial Day weekend.
In line with many fresh-faced startups, they’ve launched an Indie Go-Go Campaign. The page gives more insight as to how the business will run. Hearing Sam explain his sweet and savory philosophies on video is a must.
Exciting openings this weekend reported on DNAinfo.com:
Smorgasburg food market kicks off Saturday in its new home at East River State Park, with new businesses offering everything from fried chicken-filled biscuits to lobster soup dumplings. More than 100 vendors will set up shop at the market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., including Bolivian Llama Party, Blue Marble Ice Cream and Brooklyn Soda Works, the event’s website notes.
Then, on Sunday, Brooklyn Flea unleashes more than 250 tables of trinkets, antiques, vintage clothing and even bicycles at the Williamsburg waterfront park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DNA info reports that Brooklyn Grange, the Queens Rooftop farm on Northern Boulevard, is now home to a solar-powered composting system that breaks down food scraps collected from neighborhood residents and restaurants.
The system is the handiwork of the Sanitation Department’s NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program, hosted by Build It! Green NYC, an Astoria nonprofit that sells salvaged building materials.
“Since the farm is on a rooftop, we chose to take advantage of all the sunlight that’s up there,” said Chris Bivens, a project coordinator for the Compost Project, which encourages residents to compost as a way to cut back on the amount of food waste they discard.
It won’t be long before La New Yorkina’s Paletas return.
Our friend Fany Gerson made a touching video-thank you for the heartfelt appreciation towards her Kickstarter backers. She’s raised an impressive $21,244 as of this morning, in efforts to replace all that La Newyorkina lost to Hurricane Sandy.
Fany writes:”Friends, I am so grateful, humbled, amazed, excited and overjoyed with your response, help, pledges and sweet notes. Thank you so very much!!! Your pledges have helped me reach our goal to purchase a Paletera Maker and return to making your favorite Ice Pops.”
Nearly two decades after selling his iconic Coffee Connection chain to Starbucks, George Howell is about to attempt a comeback. Boston Magazine has the full story.
Here’s Park Slope highlights that a new Vietnamese sandwich shop will be opening in the empty storefront that was previously owned by a invitations shop.
Banh Mi and Bubble Tea wil be located at 178 Lincoln Place near the corner of 7th Avenue
Starting on September 1st until the end of 2012, the Meatpacking District will host a food/fashion market with a “mixology bar” for juices and non-alcoholic drinks. The market will be open every day from 11am – 8 pm. Asia Dog, Steve’s Ice Cream, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Mayhem & Stour, and Mexicue are a part of the line-up so far.
They are still accepting vendor applications for the market. Find out more and apply now