Thursday, April 29, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Gothamist: NYC Food Crawl Article

The Gothamist just posted an article about NYC Food Crawl! Check it out!

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Or, just show up at next week's Taco Crawl! Mmmm, tacos...

Thursday, April 29
Meet at the Cube at Astor Place (Astor Place at 4th Avenue)
7:00p; $free
No RSVP necessary

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NYC Food Crawl Presents: The April Taco Crawl


Some like it soft, some like it crunchy, and some like it hot (and spicy!).

At its most basic, a taco consists of a corn or flour tortilla folded around shredded meat and beans, and is often supplemented with garnishes such as salsa, cilantro, tomatoes, limes, sour cream, rice, cheese, hot sauce, onions and lettuce. From traditional Mexican tacos stuffed with chicken, fish, beef, or pork, to tacos sudados (literally "sweaty tacos") steamed in a basket, Indian tacos served on frybread, and skinny deep-fried taquitos, the art of the taco offers a broad palette of cheap, portable, and delicious options to enjoy.

Please join NYC Food Crawl for the April Taco Crawl on Thursday, April 29. We will meet at 7pm sharp by the Cube at Astor Place and spend two hours sampling different types of tacos across the Union Square/Gramercy area. Taco route, map, and team assignments will be provided at starting point, so don't be late! Go at your own pace, pay as you go. Come hungry, leave happy, and may the best taco win!

Meet at the Cube at Astor Place (Astor Place at 4th Avenue)
7:00p; $free
No RSVP necessary

Monday, April 5, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Rain may have dampened attendance at the March Brownie Crawl, but for the 80 or so people who showed up, it certainly didn't dampen our spirits.

[Courtesy: Logan Grendel]

So many brownies, so little time!

[Courtesy: Logan Grendel]

[Courtesy: Logan Grendel]

Of course, there weren't just brownies to sample along the crawl route...

[Courtesy: Logan Grendel]

And by the end of the route, when the sugar coma began to set in, some of us strayed even further from baked goods.

[Courtesy: Logan Grendel]

The March Brownie Crawl Details

NYC Food Crawl visited 6 locations during the March Brownie Crawl:

Visitation to locations on the crawl route was evenly split:

And now on to the voting results...

The winner of the March Brownie Crawl with 40% of the vote for best-tasting brownie and 53% of the vote for the best-value brownie is:

Fat Witch Bakery

The runner-up for best-tasting brownie with 23% of the vote is:

Three Tarts Bakery

Here is the detailed break-out among the 6 locations included on the crawl:

About the respondents:

80+ people attended the March Brownie Crawl; 40 people submitted responses (approximately half of attendees) after the crawl

The gender split of respondents skewed even more female than previous crawls: 82% of attendees were female.

A whopping 96% of respondents rated their satisfaction with their February Pork Bun Crawl experience a "4" or "5" on a scale of 1-5

68% of attendees visited 5 or 6 locations along the crawl route.

Crawl attendees like a lot of different kinds of brownies, the most popular descriptors being "fudgey," "chewy," and "soft & gooey":

There were more die-hard veteran crawlers in attendance on a rainy day: 38% of respondents had attended a previous NYC Food Crawl in the last six months.

More than 70% of respondents were members of the NYC Food Crawl Facebook Group. *To join, click here*

Specific Feedback from the March Brownie Crawl

"Another great crawl; had a very interesting group"

"Great setup, though I wish the last stop (Le Pain) would've had the big brownies when we got there). Tons of fun though."

"Had a great time - this is such a fun way to meet new people!"

"The Fat Witch caramel brownies were out of this world!! I also really enjoyed their raspberry brownie. Amy's Bakery I liked the least, they seemed store bought while the others had more of a homemade feel. Also, Billy's had fantastic cupcakes, especially the banana and carrot. However Grey Dog had the best looking guys working there! :)"

"I had a lot of fun, even though we got locked out of the [Chelsea] Market :( A nice way to spend an afternoon"

[Editor's Note: NYC Food Crawl apologizes for the early closing of Chelsea Market for the James Beard dinner. We tried to frontload all of the routes with the Chelsea Market locations, but unfortunately the Market closed even earlier than expected so some attendees were turned away.]

"Your advice in the beginning - very helpful and important. Pacing and sharing are the keys! Thanks much for all your hard work!"

"[Three Tarts Bakery] added extra Valrhona chocolate to their brownies!!!! very chocolatey... but not over sweet."

"The Grey Dog was an excellent spot - although the brownie wasnt my favorite i found a new brunch/lunch place with great fresh tea!"

"It was my first time. I had a great time and met cool people. I can't wait for the next one!!"

"The Grey Dog was a nice, calm place to sit and rest with plenty of tables. It is not possible to sit in Le Pain Quotidien unless you get table service."

"Excellent idea; we loved it!"

"I chose 'other' above for best tasting brownie because for some reason Billy's Bakery isn't in the pull down choices. they were the best of the four I tried!"