street food

1 Minute Meal: Sandwich Dreams, The Perfect Muffin, and Life-Changing Cashews

1 Minute Meal: Sandwich Dreams, The Perfect Muffin, and Life-Changing Cashews

by James Boo November 18, 2013

Episode 09: Tortas Neza I’ve told the life story of Galdino “Tortas” Molinero at every possible opportunity, leading to pieces in Serious Eats, New York Magazine and Edible Queens. So in setting up the shoot for 1 Minute Meal, I gathered 11 friends to capture […]

Continue the story →
1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

by James Boo August 30, 2013

Episode 07: Lechonera La Piraña 1 Minute Meal’s first foray into the Bronx couldn’t focus on a better piece of South Bronx living. A standalone trailer parked on a nondescript street in Mott Haven, Lechonera La Piraña comes alive on Fridays, serving Puerto Rican dishes […]

Continue the story →
1 Minute Meal: "Arepas Del Viaje"

1 Minute Meal: “Arepas Del Viaje”

by James Boo July 30, 2013

Episode 06: The Arepa Lady, Still Sainted The footage from my interview with Maria Piedad Cano (better known as “The Arepa Lady”) is now officially the most valuable piece of media that I possess. While almost every minute of the interview naturally did not make […]

Continue the story →
Real Cheap Eats' Summertime Blowout

Real Cheap Eats’ Summertime Blowout

by James Boo July 16, 2013

Exactly two years ago, I got together a small legion of New York’s best food explorers to build a new kind of cheap eats publication – one that would do justice to the diversity, affordability, and sheer excitement of dining out in this city. Today, […]

Continue the story →
1 Minute Meal: "Birth of the Cool" (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

1 Minute Meal: “Birth of the Cool” (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

by James Boo July 8, 2013

Episode 04: The Lemon Ice King of Corona. Corona, Queens, New York. The latest episode of 1 Minute Meal heads to the heart of Queens, reaching back nearly 70 years into history for 1 minute with a New York food institution: The Lemon Ice King […]

Continue the story →
1 Minute Meal: "Bao Down"

1 Minute Meal: “Bao Down”

by James Boo June 17, 2013

Episode 03: The Baoery. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. (Photograph by Caroline M. LeFevre) This episode of 1 Minute Meal is my first time lapse production! To tell the story, I spent an entire workday with The Baoery, a Brooklyn-based pop-up restaurant specializing in, well, bao. […]

Continue the story →
Single Serving: Michigan Hot Dog and Hand-Cut Fries at Beansie's Bus in Burlington

Single Serving: Michigan Hot Dog and Hand-Cut Fries at Beansie’s Bus in Burlington

by James Boo September 20, 2012

In Burlington, Vermont, a school bus claims a perch over the frosty expanse of Lake Champlain. When temperatures drop below freezing, its yellow chasse nowhere to be seen. But when winter ends, this wide-load relic from the 1970s parks at the side of Battery Park […]

Continue the story →
Real Cheap Eats: Summer Beats

Real Cheap Eats: Summer Beats

by James Boo August 16, 2012

Another season, another collection of pro tips from the Real Cheap Eats crew! In the final stretch of summer, we’re mostly focused on New York’s warm-weather eats, with 23 highlights across the boroughs. The highlights include no less than 6 desserts in the iced genre […]

Continue the story →
Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

by James Boo June 5, 2012

I haven’t the slightest clue when I’ll see this food again. Maybe on a summer’s day in eastern Myanmar. Maybe during an especially ambitious session in my kitchen. Maybe at next year’s Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation Food Fair, a smörgåsbord of home-cooked Burmese food that joyously […]

Continue the story →