Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The January Shumai Crawl scorecard

Thanks again for crawling, lovers of food-based adventure! Some of you folks who've been crawling with us for a while may remember surveys following our monthly crawls. In fact, some of you have asked about them. (We totally listen to your comments on Facebook and other places, fear not!)

We are pleased to present the January Shumai Crawl scorecard! Now that I have some excellent assistance from the oh-so-excellent-Tiffany on Facebook related matters, I am happy to resume scorecard administration. Please let us know what you thought below!

Only the Bravest Crawl in January

Crawlers take over Jing Fong's Restaurant-
this first stop for many in the January Shumai Crawl

If you were not able to make it out last night for the January Shumai Crawl, please enjoy the best of dim sum on your own!
  • Sunshine 27 - 46 Bowery
  • Dim Sum Go Go - 5 East Broadway
  • Buddha Bodai - 5 Mott St   vegetarian
  • Jing Fong Restaurant - 20 Elizabeth St
  • Vanessa's Dumplings - 118 Eldridge St   vegetarian
Which was your favorite?  Let us know by filling out the scorecard!

We hope to see you all out for next month's delicacy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tomorrow we crawl for shumai

Good evening, lovers of food, walking, New York city and good company!

I'd like to remind everyone that we will be crawling tomorrow evening for shumai in Chinatown. The meeting point will be the Northeast Corner of Columbus Park, at the intersection of Mulberry and Bayard Streets. We'll be meeting at 6:30, and I can promise that the walk between locations will be short this month. ;)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crawling in January!

Good day, unpretentious foodies! I'm pleased to announce that this month we will be sampling shumai in Chinatown.

Shumai is a delightful Chinese appetizer that is traditionally served with Dim Sum meals. Dim Sum, or "small treasures," is a traditional Chinese tasting meal. It comes in both shrimp and pork varieties, and we happily will be offering a vegetarian option. (Also, don't forget that scallion pancakes are a delightful meat free snack that is easy to find in Chinatown!)

Our original crawl was the dumpling crawl, and in that spirit we happily present the January Shumai Crawl. On Monday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m., we'll be meeting at an as yet undisclosed location to set out on our sampling of small delectables. Check back here and follow us on Twitter @nycfoodcrawl to stay abreast of the meeting location and other details on the crawl.


I'd also like to make an update about crawl communication in general. We get a lot of comments about why the blog isn't as up to date as the Facebook page. Mainly the reason for that is we found that Facebook was where most people went to get the latest crawl information, and there are only so many hours of the day to work and organize these spectacular jaunts. I now have the assistance of the most excellent Tiffany in keeping after the Facebook page, and so I am aiming to keep the blog side of things more up-to-date than we've been in the past.

I would also encourage folks to follow @nycfoodcrawl for the most recent info on a crawl. The nice thing about Twitter is that you can ask quick questions and get quick answers, but you get to share with the class! It's also a lot easier for me to update that on the fly. ;)

Can't wait to see you all later this month!