By Siobhan Wallace
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum hosted twenty food trucks as a part of the Village Voice’s first annual Choice Streets event Tuesday night.
A twist on the publication’s annual ‘Choice Eats’ event, the sold-out shindig promised a night under the stars with both New York’s best street food and unlimited booze – and it delivered on both fronts.
After two days of wet, crummy weather, the sky cleared Tuesday evening, allowing for a gorgeous night on the Hudson.
The line of trucks down Pier 86 ended at the sleek Concorde–though that weather did delay the Intrepid’s newest addition, the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Trucks in attendance included favorites like Red Hook Lobster Pound, Taim Mobile, Wafels & Dinges, and CoolHaus.
One of the trucks is the latest to hit the New York City streets: Chinese Mirch, an offshoot of the Chelsea restaurant. Though they are still looking for permanent spots for the truck, when they do find them, we’re betting they’ll have quite the following.
They served Tibetan Momos, or dumplings filled with chicken or vegetables, atop of small serving of soup. Though not entirely spicy, the dumpling do have a little bit of kick too them that quickly cools off.
Another popular truck that’s relatively new to the scene is Morris Grilled Cheese.
Truck Lunch: Morris Grilled Cheese
They served up small squares of their classic grilled cheese which involves a mixture of New York cheddar and New Hampshire’s Landaff cheese, as well as samples of their Gouda sandwich.
Desserts were covered by Cupcake Crew in the VIP area, CoolHaus handing out small versions of their killer ice cream sandwiches, or for those a bit too full on savories, Kelvin Natural Slush Co. The 2010 Vendy Dessert winner is just starting their summer season, and were happily serving up adult slushies for those needing a refreshing end to their evening.
For a first time event, Choice Streets was a definite hit. Be sure to keep an eye out for when the tickets go on sale next year.
Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of BlondieandBrownie.com.