Luke’s Shrimp roll

IMG_2244Usually Luke’s means lobster but when I was strolling the Ideas City Festival (street fair) this Saturday I figured I should shake things up so got a shrimp roll.  $8 bucks of awesome if you haven’t tried Luke’s you gotta – they have several locations as well as being part of several Summer locations like the Hester Street Fair which also opened this past weekend.  So it’s starting to feel a lot like Summer – only without the hot weather.

If you missed Ideas City Festival it’s never too late to visit the New Museum one of my favorite art spaces in the city (and nicely located close to where we live), they have great shows, but they also really work hard to interact with the neighborhood/community. The Ideas City festival is a perfect example of this – education, entertaining, provocative and tasty – now tell me when was the last time you were at a street fiar that made you think and got you excited about new ideas?

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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