Archive for August, 2012

Dumpling Forecast August 28 – September 2

August 28, 2012

Alright Alright Alright

The final days of this intensely hot season are upon us. For our more youthful readers, that probably means your going back to some kind of school, and I’ll bet you’re pretty bummed. Well I’ve got news for you, education and success are two sides of the same coin. Think about it. I for one am tired of sweating and hallucinating from heatstrokes on the subway platform and then freezing to death in the actual subway cars. That’s how people get sick!

Anyway, what WE’RE doing to celebrate the end of summer is checking out and vending at Electric Zoo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You know what Electric Zoo is right? Have you heard of David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, or uh, I dunno, Skrillex by any chance? Don’t be silly, of course you have. And you love them because this music is the sound of our generation! So we’ll see you there, and if it’s anything like it was last year, we’ll be serving all 100,000 of you day and night, dusk till dawn! Remember to stay hydrated and to make mature and intelligent descisions!

Here’s the schedule. Later babes.

Truck locations are subject to change, check http://www.twitter.com/rickshawtruck  on day of.

Weekday lunches are: 11a – 3p and Weekend locations are: 11a – 6p

Don’t forget, if you miss our truck you can always visit our store at 61 W 23rd St. OR 459 Lexington Ave.

 Tuesday August 28
World Financial Center: Vesey Street
Wednesday August 29
World Financial Center: Vesey Street
Thursday August 30
NY Public Library-Lunch hour NYC: 40th & 5th
Friday August 31
Time Life Building/Rock Center: 50th & 6th
Electric Zoo: Randall’s Island Park
Saturday September 1
Electric Zoo: Randall’s Island Park
Sunday September 2
Electric Zoo: Randall’s Island Park
Governor’s Island
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Dumpling Forecast Monday August 20th-Sunday August 26th

August 21, 2012

Whoahoa dear reader! Big ups to everybody who showed up at the Food Truck Rally at Prospect Park Sunday! As always it was a crazy turnout and we were thrilled to hand out our eats to you lovely dumpling connoiseurs. And of course to hang out with our comrades in the endless pantheon of NYC food trucks. It was a veritable Noah’s Arc of food! Furthermore we got to tailgate outside of MetLife stadium for the Jets vs. Giants preseason game, which is pretty much a historical event for us personally. New York football fans deserve dumplings just as much, if not more than everyone else. Anywho, feast your eyes on this, the schedule for our truck rounds this week, and prepare your entire life around it. We’ll see you out there for sure.

 

Monday August 20th

FiDi: Wall Street

DUMBO: Hunt & Washington

Tuesday August 21st

SOHO: Varick & Grand

World Financial Center: Vesey Street

Wednesday August 22nd

Lunchtime

Time Life Building/Rock Center: 50th & 6th

World Financial Center: Vesey Street

Evening

Hudson River Movie Flicks Pier 63; WSH & Cross

Thursday August 23rd

Starrett Lehigh: 601 W 26th

NY Public Library-Lunch hour NYC: 40th & 5th

Friday August 24th

Time Life Building/Rock Center: 50th & 6th

Murray Hill: 40th & Park

Saturday August 25th

Central Park West: 75th & Broadway

Meatpacking 14th & 9th

Sunday August 26th

Central Park West: 75th & Broadway

Meatpacking 14th & 9th

Food Trucks Forever And Ever

August 9, 2012

We at camp Rickshaw are absolutely chuffed that Rachel Pomerance chose us as the visual reference for her excellent piece on America’s ever ascending interest in food trucks and the culture surrounding them! You can read the whole thing right here at US News. It gives an insightful look at the growing fixation on interesting and progressive food enterprises in American cities, as well as the practical advantages and concerns of food truck operations from both the owner’s and customer’s (or…ahem…FOODIE) perspective.

It is a cool piece because it recognizes that we’re living in a time where the realm of possibilities for chefs and entrepreneurs is constantly expanding. Technologies and recipes have evolved with the mainstream media’s thorough coverage of all things culinary to open the floodgates for some awesome, potentially crazy (in a positive sense) ideas and give them a chance to join reality. The result is that tons of people, so many of whom aren’t even directly involved in the culinary world, are genuinely interested in trying everything that modern food has to offer, and become intelligent critics of each establishment’s merits. Food is obviously an important part of everyday life if you’re a living thing, and now that education about food options has become so available the world over, it seems natural that customer’s minds are opening and intelligent opinions are forming. Which is great because a love of food and all it has to offer makes for a healthier, happier person and also, as you’ll read in the article, actually makes you more attractive too. You should really think about that.

Obviously this boom in the food world has been awesome for Rickshaw, because if you, the lovely reader, weren’t particularly interested in trying new things, we, if not all food trucks, probably wouldn’t even exist! That would be very sad indeed, since we’re so absolutely in love with dumplings and all the possibilities they present for delicious recipes, and live to share them with you. But thanks to all the love and attention we always receive from our loyal fans, we get to keep on truckin’. We’re happy. You’re happy. Everyone’s happy. And that’s what it is all about. So major thanks to all of you devoted New Yorkers who keep coming back for more and keep spreading the good word to your friends and tweeting our praises, because you do it for us and we do it for you.

So again, check the article out. It’s very well written and grabs a lot of insights from important heads in the food world. And feel free to get lost in the amazing picture of us that graces the article. We should really do a photo contest or something!

Dumpling Forecast August 6th-August 12th

August 7, 2012

What a tactful and progressive way to recycle our chopsticks

Dear reader

We’re one week into August and if the stifling heat has told us anything its that summer ain’t over yet. Seriously, what a hot week, right up to the moment a veritable hurricane struck on Sunday. Our solid team of dumpling truck operators laughs at the heat, spits on its shoes, plows through it in the awesome red truck and battles it all day because nothing can keep them from bringing you lovely people your dumplings.

In any case, it is actually quite nice out today, so you have no excuse not to head to World Financial or our lent space on Varick & Grand. As usual, here is the tentative schedule for this week, which looks to be a solid one. Team Rickshaw is again thoroughly stoked to head back to the final installment of the River Rocks Series, where the incredibly catchy/weird Grimes is headlining the Thursday night set. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Okay, good talk, here’s the schedule for the rest of the week!

Truck locations are subject to change, check http://www.twitter.com/rickshawtruck  on day of.

Weekday lunches are: 11a – 3p and Weekend locations are: 11a – 6p

Don’t forget, if you miss our truck you can always visit our store at 61 W 23rd St. OR 459 Lexington Ave.

Tuesday August 2nd

SOHO: Varick & Grand

World Financial Center: Vesey Street

Wednesday August 3rd

Lunchtime

Time Life Building/Rock Center: 50th & 6th

World Financial Center: Vesey Street

Evening

Hudson River Movie Flicks Pier 63; WSH & Cross

Thursday August 4th

Lunchtime

Starrett Lehigh: 601 W 26th

NY Public Library-Lunch hour NYC: 40th & 5th

Evening

River Rocks Festival @ Pier 84: WSH & 44th (it’s free!)

Friday August 5th

Time Life Building/Rock Center: 50th & 6th

 Chelsea: 33rd & 7th
Saturday August 6th
Meatpacking: 14th & 7th
Central Park West: 75th & Broadway
Sunday August 7th
Meatpacking: 14th & 7th
Central Park West: 75th & Broadway