When I was in Sheepshead Bay last week, I HAD to go to Roll N Roaster. It’s a place that is tied to my childhood there, and the place has not changed a bit since the ’70s. Plus, the roast beef sandwiches there are pretty amazing. They used to have another location in the Village a few years ago, but that location didn’t last (and quite frankly, was just not consistent), but this is still the original and the best.
waiting for food and supplies. coney island. on Flickr.
Coney Island on Black Friday. No, it’s not to get into a store to score a so-called “amazing” deal. It’s to get necessities for those who are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. This is in front of a church on Neptune Avenue which had multiple volunteer services pitching in to provide area residents with hot food, blankets, water, and other necessities.
For me, I have strong ties to Coney Island. My mother was raised in Gravesend Houses and Luna Park in the 50s and 60s, so I’ve always felt connected. My grandfather eventually moved to Trump Village and my other grandparents as well as my family lived in nearby Sheepshead Bay. So much of my childhood was spent walking on the boardwalk, having hot dogs at Nathan’s, and going to Astroland.
Personally, the idea of Black Friday bothers me. After a day of thanks for everything one has, it makes no sense to spend the next day shopping in a wild frenzy to get the best bargain. For me, the day after Thanksgiving should be about giving back to those who are in need.
yonah schimmel’s. lower east side. on Flickr.
I have a confession to make - as a native New Yorker, I have never actually had a knish from Yonah Schimmel’s. See, the thing is I’m a girl from Queens, and have been a Knish Nosh loyalist for years. Part of me wants to cheat on my favorite knishery, but I haven’t brought myself to it yet. Soon, I will have to do a comparison though!
waiting at the bistro truck. midtown. on Flickr.
Food trucks have become a sensation. Bursting out from obscurity a couple of years ago, the trucks built a loyal following with hundreds of foodies following food truck vendors on Twitter (or using the awesome tweat.it app) to see where their faves are going to be. You can taste the world and some of the most creative fusion cuisine at an affordable price. The simply named Bistro Truck serves up some delicious Moroccan food and while it may take a little longer to get your food, it’s always well worth the wait.