20 July 2011

Dishcrawl Relaunches in New York City!

Dishcrawl is a Silicon Valley Startup that gathers your soon-to-be closest friends in a wonderful setting of eating, drinking and socializing at 4 different restaurants in a neighborhood in one night. The crawls start at $26.00/head and increases depending on the area or the restaurants that are featured for that night. 

This pin was given to all Dishcrawlers to be identified by vendors.

July 19 2011 marks the re-launch of Dishcrawl in New York City. We crawled through the neighborhood of Chelsea and had a taste of the offerings of People’s Pops, Tuck Shop, Crooked Knife and Honey.

The starting point of Dishcrawl Chelsea.
People's Pops and Tuck Shop has outlets inside the Chelsea Market.

People’s Pops
People’s Pops was born out of a one-day experiment out of a hunch that the world deserves a better ice pop. They transform local, sustainably-grown fruits and herbs into creative, delicious home-made ice pops and shave ice. We had shaved ice, and we had the option to choose between three flavors - Rhubarb, Red Plum and Organic Lemon. Their shave ice is so earth-friendly that they use a manual hand shaver over a huge block of ice.

In this sweltering 90-degree weather, it definitely was a refreshing kickstart to the crawl.

All smiles for a Shave Ice!
Red Plum Shave Ice and popsicle made of wax!
Ice shaving action in the background
Dishcrawlers foster some sisterly love by
share-tasting two different flavors!

Mmmeat pie! We sampled a small Traditional Meat Pie made with ground beef filling that is housed in flaky, buttery, something-to-write-home-about goodness crust! This Australian import has a pie filling selection that caters to the different palates of New Yorkers: Thai Green Chook* Curry,  Lamb Shank and Vegetable, Guinness Steak and Mushroom, BBQ Pork , Mac n Cheese, and Vegetable  made with seasonal vegetables. Other things on the menu are rolls and sides and they have a daily special.
(*Chook - Chicken)

Their 2 other outposts in the East Village are open late – and these babies really hit the late night snack spot.

The Pretty Sheila from Aussie
Mini MMmmeat Pie!
Meat Pie Cross Section. Check out the flaky goodness!
For our third stop, we headed on to CK 14 – Crooked Knife at 14th Street. Cold Gazpacho soup in shot glasses was first passed around then the Hummus with Olive Tapenade and Pita Bread and finally Moule Frites. Tucked away half a floor below the sidewalk, this charming gastropub is a hidden gem well-worth finding. They have seatings that suit every type of party, whether it be a huge group spread out over the couches, regular and pub dining tables and in the warmer months, they have a patio open out in the back for al fresco dining.

This Lamppost will show you where CK 14 is.
Chilled Gazpacho Shot
Hummus and Olive Tapenade with Pita Bread
Tracy Lee, Founder and CEO of Dishcrawl
Moule Frites
Dishcrawlers doing what they do best!
Our last stop for this crawl, Honey welcomed us with a DJ spinning dance music. An ideal place to throw a dance party, Honey does not disappoint. We had Quesadillas and Buffalo Chicken wings with our drinks (not included in the Dishcrawl deal). Not to worry, Honey has happy hour everyday from 5-pm where all drinks are $5 each. We were all having fun hanging out when the music changed and a belly dancer came out to entertain the group. Everyone was enchanted and this performer was really good in making the Dishcrawlers participate in the revelry. At this point, we all know that the relaunch of Dishcrawl in New York is a dancing, hip-shaking success!
Quesadillas and Buffalo Chicken Wings
Welcome to Honey, Dishcrawl!
 


Dishcrawler jamming it up with the Belly Dancer
She's so good, she even got Tracy to do the moves!
 

When the dancing was done our energies were once again pumped with plates of chocolate fondue!



Dishcrawling is a very good social and culinary experience. This activity is good for groups, couples and singles alike. The atmosphere is very relaxed and calm. Everyone who came gave Dishcrawl their full trust that their tastebuds won’t be disappointed.
Will I do it again? You bet. Im going to the truck crawl that’s happening in Union Square tonight.

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People’s Pops
Chelsea Market- Arcade
425 West 15th Street, New York NY

Tuck Shop
Chelsea Market- Arcade
425 West 15th Street, New York NY

CK14 – Crooked Knife at 14th Street
232 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011

Honey
243 West 14th Street, New York NY 10011

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2 comments:

  1. So glad that you came out Stella! We <3 you! You make doing Dishcrawl worthwhile. :)

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  2. This was insane amounts of goodnatured fun.

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