Private Event – First Taste: Mamak Rendang MAR23

You wil be amongst the first to taste the Malaysian food Truck/Cart hitting the streets of Manhattan by storm. Mamak is Indian Style Malaysian food, something new to the scene. A fusion of sorts, it incorporates the best herbs and spices to give you a satisfying hearty meal. Full menu MENU 1 | MENU 2 will be on display so you can follow them on twitter as well as a take home flyer for a future discounted visit! Follow @LoveMamak

We hope you can join us as Mamak Rendang as graciously offered to give us a first taste at their new culinary creations. The location of this event will be in FiDi (Financial District)

KEEP CALM AND CURRY ON :) | RSVP HERE

Stuff to do This Weekend and Beyond AUG19-25

Ah yes, it’s that time again. The weekend is here! Whether you’re going to Parked!, eating some Oysters, eating BBQ by Pier54 or simply chillaxin’, hopefully the weather won’t put a damper on your plans. As for us, we’re going over to a friend’s place for a home-cooked meal, doing some volunteering then heading on over to the Hamptons to hang. The i8 Test kitchen will also be in full force this wknd in preparation for next week’s i8 Supper Club (Family Style). Over and out!

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Event – Barilla Pasta Truck hands out 5,000 bags of Italian Food AUG16-18

4pm (thru 8/18): the barilla pasta truck hands out 5,000 bags of spaghetti, sauce and salad daily at various locations

8/18 Location: Broadway between 58th Street and Columbus Circle on Thursday. The handouts don’t begin until 4 o’clock each day and will go on until the day’s 5,000 meals are gone

Free Lunch @ Korilla BBQ Truck by Food Network AUG19

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From New York to California, Korean barbecue to waffles, food trucks are taking the nation by storm as season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race kicks off…

Food trucks across the country have established cult followings by harnessing social media and grass roots marketing. Now, you can get in on the action, too. All season long, follow Food Network’s Facebook and Twitter updates to learn how you can score a free lunch. Continue reading

Deal – ‘Pico de Gap’ Taco Truck (exp 9/30)

Thx to GrubStreet for this…

Could there be any better way to celebrate the launch of a denim collection than with tacos? Uh, yeah. Clearly not, which must be why Gap is the latest corporation with a food truck, the groan-worthily named “Pico de Gap,” which just rolled into town (see Twitter for locations). The Katie Lee–designed tacos go for just $1.69 for two, with a drink, (they’re free for anyone with a same-day Gap receipt), and also come with a $20 off coupon for the 1969 denim collection. At those prices, there’s definitely time to gain a few pounds before the coach departs NYC September 30, necessitating new jeans. Gap, we’re on to your insidious plan. The truck will also rove San Francisco, Chicago and L.A.; see Facebook for locations.

Event – Free Burgers @ Frites’N’ Meats Truck AUG8

Get updates @FritesNmeats regarding their whereabouts on Monday. Per their blog…

We wanted to do something for our fans but were just pondering the venue and timing…..
As for the venue, we think it should be the place that we enjoyed most….the good old streets of NYC!!!!
More particularly, the places we served everyone…Midtown, FiDi, SoHo, TriBeCa (exact locations to be tweeted).
We did not forget about uptown, we will get you guys when school is in session :)

Although the forecast says 30% chance of rain on Monday, there will be a 100% chance of Free Frites…this is the least we can do for you guys.

Our Monday Mission is to reach the above destinations (find parking) and give 100+ Free Frites at every location.

BTW….some of you might see us this weekend in the city (can’t tell you where ;)…but the Free Frites will be for Monday.

See you guys Monday…until then, Have a Great Weekend :)

Free Turkey Burgers from Bistro Truck and Jennie-O JUL26-30 (updated)

L: The crew, R: Brooklyn-Style Turkey Burger (Thurs)

RECAP: Lines up the wazoo, as expected. We were at 312/500 free burgers in the queue at 12:20pm. Roughly a 20min wait amounted to…? We’re going to tell it like it is: the burger was straight up bland. I tasted no cumin or oregano in the burger AT ALL. The potato bun, while soft and chewy, was way bigger than the patty and totally overshadowed the star of the show, the turkey. We enjoyed the cool wraparound wrapper though. Free tees (all sz L) were handed out to those who posed with a turkey burger, with a release form signature so they could post pics up on their site. If you are not swayed by our feedback, feel free to check it out for yourself, as there are 2 days remaining to claim your free burgers! PICS HERE

Thursday, July 28 – Old Slip Street and Water FIDI –  The Brooklyn-Style Turkey Burger – A turkey burger sprinkled with oregano, cumin and chili powder, cooked, and fried red onions and cheddar cheese are added.

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Event – NY Truckcrawl JUL20 – we’ll be there (updated)

L: Wall Street Burgers Truck, R: Wall Street Burgers slider w/ curly fries

RECAP: DishcrawlNY presented their first TruckCrawl, starting off at USQ West & 17st. Green Dishcrawl pins (below) were handed out to identify those with the group.  Regularly $26, a special free code was given to Elite Yelpers in hopes of gaining exposure on this new venture. There were roughly 20 with the group, but none looked like the paying kind. Th

The first pit stop was the Wall Street Burgers Truck (above). The owner told us he quit his Wall Street job to start this truck with his wife, thus the name. Slider portions were handed out to us with curly fries. They claim to use grass fed angus, but we felt the burger was overdone. We like the concept of empowering ‘foodies’ with what’s considered good vs paid critics doing so. However, we disliked the constant filming of ‘DishCrawl TV’ without prior notice/waivers given.

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Event – Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go Truck JUN28-?

Thx to NYStreetFood for this…

Macy’s recently announced the kick-off of “Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go,” a national food truck tour showcasing the Macy’s Culinary Council (MCC).

Macy’s Culinary Council is a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation’s leading culinary masters, including Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Emeril Lagasse, Marcus Samuelsson, Tim Scott, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, Wolfgang Puck and Takashi Yagihashi.

Now the MCC will be bringing their expertise to 9 cities nationwideas part of Macy’s Chefs A Go-Go.  Rolling into cities nationwide, Macy’s first-ever food truck tour cooking his or her favorite summertime recipes and dishing them out for free!  Click through for the cities and dates the truck will be visiting.

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Event – Nike Sportswear Ice Cream Truck JUN24

Thx to FreshnessMag for this…

What is bright blue with pink highlights and dishing out the latest sports wear delights? Certainly not your average ice cream truck… Introducing the Nike Sportswear Ice Cream Truck, a mobile platform to serve the Big Apple with new delectable from Sportswear’s Summer 2011 Collection. A part of the new “Always On” campaign, it along with enticing treats, will travel to various locations starting this Friday, June 24th, till August. To follow the where about and its location at all time, simply visit nikesportswear.com or on Twitter @nikesportswear. More details to follow soon.

Food Trucks Map @ Wined & Dined is Back!

Shoutout to Andy over at WinedandDined for making our lives easier by providing real-time updates to Food Truck whereabouts. CHECK IT OUT! Also check out Food Trucks Map as a reference.

Event – MidtownLunch 5th Anniversary Party JUN11 – we’ll be there

L: Ma Peche’s Pork Belly & Beef Banh Mi, R: CerTe’s Lobster Hot Dog w/ potatoes, lobster salt

RECAP: No, even the rain couldn’t stop the Foodgasm. On hand were many, but our favorites included the Ma Peche Pork Belly & Beef Banh Mi and the Lobster Hot Dog from CerTe. Let’s not forget washing it all down with some Kelvin Slush then heading over to Miss Softee for some soft serve. We were indifferent about Eddie’s Pizza Truck (cardboard crust) as well as Wafels & Dinges (undercooked). Honorable mention was the amazing roti that Biryani Cart used in their Kati Rolls, as well as the amazing 3 Chili Sauce from El Rey Del Sabor. PICS HERE | MORE COVERAGE HERE

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Stuff to do this Weekend and Beyond JUN10-16

From Big Apple BBQ to Midtown Lunch 5th Anniversary Party to our i8 Supper Club, there is never a lull of delicious nosh in this Concrete Jungle. We’re hosting our i8 Supper Club (Breakfast for Dinner) tomorrow as well! Want to know more stuff to do? Read on…

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Deal – Free Blackberry Whoopie Pies & Ice Cream Sammies from SweeteryNYC JUN6-9

 

Thx to NYStreetFood for this…

This week is Internet Week, and to help celebrate, Sweetery NYC has teamed up with Yahoo! Studios to give away thousands of specially created purple blackberry whoopie pies! Stop by the Metropolitan Pavilion at 18th St between 6th & 7th Ave starting Monday, June 6th through Wednesday, June 8th to pick up one of these delicious goodies.

And if Internet Week and free whoopie pies were not enough, Sweetery has also teamed up with Collective, the NYC-based media and technology solutions company to give away free artisanal ice cream sandwiches made with their delicious homemade ice cream and cookies. The special bright blue Collective truck will hit the streets of Manhattan from Tuesday June 7th through Thursday the 9th.

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Deal – 1,000 Free Snapple Iced Teas, Free Lunches JUN10

Thx to NYStreetFood for this…

To celebrate National Iced Tea Day next Friday June 10th, Snapple is teaming up with 5 of the best food trucks in NYC to give away 1,000  free lunches…and even more free Snapple iced tea.

We’re talking real, full lunches, not the sample sizes usually given away in free promotions.  This is one of the better free food promotions we’ve seen. Click through for the details.

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Deal – Freixenet Tastings and Tapas Truck JUN2-5

Thx to NYStreetFood for this…

You’re gonna have to cross the Hudson for this one, but it will totally be worth it. If you’re already in NJ, then it’s even easier.

Freixenet USA announces the launch of the Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck.  The “Black Bottle Bubbly” will stop in Hoboken and Asbury Park, NJ from June 2-5 on its tour of five east coast cities to introduce the first food truck created to share the beauty and versatility of cava, Spain’s sparkling wine, one glass of Freixenet at a time. Continue reading