Brooklyn trio Moon Hooch have been playing together in the New York subway since the summer of 2010. Since being banned from the Bedford L stop for causing “too many dance parties,” the band now calls the Union Square L stop home. Nachos NY will be giving away a pair of tickets to this Friday’s show.
Guac Rock is only a week away! Tickets are still available for this epic event. Imagine. 3 hours on a boat, unlimited guacamole, an hour of free tequila and three awesome bands. One of those bands, American Darlings were kind enough to answer a few nacho goodness questions.
Maybe you heard of him on Grub Street this past week or maybe you went to Quiz Rock with a Side of Guac at the Knitting Factory but Richard Sloven is taking New York City by storm, one order of guac at a time. With Gorilla Guac, Richard prepares guacamole made-to-order in various locations including the Guac Rock Boat Cruise on July 18th. Tickets are still available. So let’s peak into the mind of a west coast guacamole enthusiast, shall we?
Holy smokes kids, Guactacular is this weekend! Earlier this week, I posted some words of wisdom from some of our Guactacular competitors who have been to a Nachos NY event or two. Now it’s time to hear from the rest of the competitors. Judging by their answers, we all should be pumped to taste some insane and inventive guac this Sunday. And don’t forget about Mothers’ Day! Now, on to the hard-hitting questions.
This is the third year we have been hosting Guactacular and some people just can’t get enough of the thrill of the competition. Some of these lucky people were in attendance and some were winners of the whole thing so we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of those awesome people.
In the last 10 days or so, our words have been sparse. We can definitely tell you that we’re getting stupid excited for Guactacular and if you haven’t heard, half the tickets are sold.
Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR company to come to a preview of EAT: The World Financial Center Restaurant Showcase at SouthWest NY. The event is on 10/7 and boasts 20 restaurants that will be serving up dishes from $1-5. The dish I was there to eat was SouthWest NY’s Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon with Mango-Jicama salsa. The word salsa made me a qualified food writer, I assume.
When we’re not reviewing nachos all over the place or throwing events that garner URDB records, we like to talk to bands. We’ve been tweeting with Shark? for sometime and had questions to ask them.
Now a profile on a Guacatular contestant, a taco enthusiast, and a lover of Mexican cuisine: Forrest Cole. Forrest not only entered the Guactacular with his creation, he also served the masses as part of Choncho’s Tacos. Now his restaurant, The Loading Dock, will host Gypsies, Tramps, and Tacos this Saturday. This west coast transplanted has a few things to say about east coast Mexican, the Brooklyn Flea, and of course, guacamole.
Did you forget? Monday is the day of all days: the Guac Rock Boat Cruise! While you’ll be scarfing down guacamole, North Highlands will be entertaining the masses. One of L Magazine’s 8 NYC Bands to Hear in 2010, North Highlands were eager answer a few questions and share their excitement to be part of this epic event.
With the Guacatcular on our door steps, I know you are just dying to meet some of the chosen few who will competing for guac glory. I sent out a few silly intro questions earlier this week. So without further ado, I present to you profiles on 11 out of the selected 20. First off, our Guactacular Champion of 2009, Karol Lu.