Crutch Fight

Nina In New York: In A Crutch Fight, Everyone Wins

It went down. And some enterprising bystander spectator was there to capture it all on camera and upload it to YouTube (of course).


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chicken Over Rice From Sammy’s Halal Food

With yesterday’s announcement of the 2012 Vendy Award Finalists, we started thinking about past Vendy Award winners. One past Vendy Award winner we haven’t reviewed for you yet is Sammy’s Halal Food, who won the 2nd Vendy Cup back in 2006.

CBS New York–08/28/2012

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Nina In New York: Animal Farm

Know what’s nice about summer in New York? Spending time in other states.

CBS New York–08/28/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Grilled Fish From The Indian Tasty Halal Food

We got some negative feedback on a recent review of the Indian Tasty Halal Food cart on 44th Street (near 6th Ave). So we made a follow-up visit.

CBS New York–08/27/2012

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Nina In New York: Move Over, Red Lobster. Rick’s Cabaret To Open New Midtown Strip Club

Against all odds, the strip club is putting down roots and setting up shop in Times Square, a neighborhood which was once filled with other businesses of the kind, but now caters to a more “family friendly” atmosphere.


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NY Food Truck Dessert: Taiwanese Shaved Ice From Wooly’s Ice

After the ice is shaved into a cup, they put on fruit or other toppings, then a sauce. My fruit choices were blueberries, strawberries or frozen grapes. I went for strawberries and frozen grapes, which sounded intriguing.


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Nina In New York: Fame Is Closer Than You Think

A local apple-cheeked SUNY New Paltz student and aspiring something-or-other who pulled off a rather elaborate prank on the hoards of silly tourists who clog Times Square and Rockefeller Center summer evenings.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chili Cheese Dog & Fries from the Snap Truck

I’ve been on a bit of a hot dog quest lately, and my latest conquest was a chili cheese dog from Snap. They are one of the newer food trucks in town, and are named after the ‘snap” a good grilled hot dog has when you bite into it.

CBS New York–08/23/2012


Nina In New York: Those Golden Oldies

Say what you will about this city, but there’s no denying it is the single most entertaining place on earth.


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The Secrets Behind Lincoln Center Flash Mob ‘Diner En Blanc’

I work in advertising, so the word interactive is thrown around quite a bit in my world. Diner En Blanc was probably the most interactive event I have ever participated in — because the guests are the event.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chicken Curry From Cambodian Cuisine Torsu

One of the better lunch deals around, whether from a food truck or a restaurant, is Cambodian Cuisine Torsu. Most of their lunches are $5.95, and you get a lot of bang for the buck.

CBS New York–08/22/2012

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Nina In New York: Could You Dine Without Your Cell Phone?

But what if you reached over and remembered that you actually checked your phone in when you sat down, jury duty-style? That’s the concept at Eva restaurant in Los Angeles, land of inappropriate restaurant-related cell phone behavior.


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Wafel & Dinges Truck Celebrates National Wafel Day With Contests, Prizes, Free Sweets

Wafels & Dinges, one of New York City’s favorite food trucks, is celebrating “National Wafel Day” on Friday with a sweet event and a chance to win a year’s worth of treats and a trip to Belgium.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Buffalo Chicken, Pulled Pork And Crabcake Sliders From Our Heros Truck

I started with the crab cake slider, which was a thick patty about 4 inches across. The slider had a remoulade sauce on it, which is kind of like a spicy tartar sauce. The remoulade had a two-pronged bite; one from cayenne pepper and one from vinegar.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Bark Hot Dogs On The High Line

Bark started with a small strorefront in Park Slope, then added another outlet at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This season they opened a stand at High Line Park. That’s where I went a couple of times recently to sample some dogs.

CBS New York–08/20/2012