Happy National Hot Dog Day! | Papaya King

By Danielle Bimston

Looking for some of the best hot dogs New York City has to offer? Check out our friends at Papaya King. Identifying themselves with the motto “accept no imitations”, this hot dog heaven is bringing you classic, one-of-a-kind franks and delicious tropical drinks.

IMG_0088Started back in 1931 by a Greek immigrant striving to pursue the American Dream, Papaya King began as a juice bar called Tropical Hawaiian Drinks.  Owner, Gus Poulos, opened the stand to express his passion for blending up fresh, fruity drinks.  However, not everybody in NYC had the same love for juice that Gus did right away.  It took time, but eventually, Gus’s juice bar began to take off.  However, it was when Gus married a young German woman and began serving frankfurters at his joint that Papaya King was put on the map. New Yorkers fell in love with Gus’s refreshing juices and savory hot dogs.

IMG_0054Today, Papaya King is still keeping things as classic as they can; serving quality franks and delicious drinks to happy and loyal customers.  And, they’re being noticed for their efforts—Julia Child said that Papaya King serves the “best hot dogs in New York” and Martha Stewart named them one of her “guilty pleasures.”

IMG_0005It’s quite obvious that the magic that made Papaya King such a hit in the first place is still as present as ever. They’re still serving up classic Franks with toppings such as chili, cheese, and peppers as well as All Beef Sausages with coleslaw & pickles and Sautéed Onions & Peppers with Chili.  Plus, they still have all of their amazing tropical drinks to try such as Papaya Pride or Banana Daiquiri.

IMG_0038We’re sure that no matter what you try at Papaya King, it’ll bring you back to old school New York City.  And, if you want to bring the family oriented, welcoming Papaya King vibe to the office, take advantage of our catering options.  Celebrate #NationalHotDogDay right with the best hot dogs around from this amazing restaurant.

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Win a Thanksgiving Feast for Your Office!

 

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We’re teaming up with Uncubed, Minibar, Handy, The Infatuation, and Grub Street to give you office an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast!

We are a offering a Thanksgiving feast for you and your office, complete with turkey, gravy, and all the fixings catered by us here at FoodtoEat (a $750 value!). To wash it all down, we’re also offering $500 worth of beer, wines, and spirits from Minibar.  But to top off the evening post-feast, we’re giving you three hours of office cleaning courtesy of Handy.

None of this would be possible without our friends at The Infatuation and Grub Street.

Take a chance, you have nothing to lose, enter here!

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FoodtoEat Delivers. Handybook Cleans. Together, We Serve Drinks

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Free drinks, good company and maybe even some promotions? Don’t mind if we do! On Tuesday, August 12th, we’re officially launching our new joint happy hours with Handybook, your #1 online resource for housecleaning and handymen in the city! Stop by the Manchester Pub on 2nd Avenue from 5:30-7:30 and your first drink is on us (but don’t literally spill on us, please). Bring friends and spread the word.

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From the Die-hard to the Laid Back: Where You Should Watch the World Cup

By Emily Collins

It’s officially Summer in the city and the FIFA World Cup is in full swing! Now, we know there are varying degrees of fans during the World Cup; there are people who have been born and raised watching “football” and others who just enjoy a bit of eye-candy. At FoodtoEat, we love all kinds of fans! As such, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to watch the World Cup – no matter what kind of fan you are.

For the Experience: Under the Archway in DUMBO

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Hundreds of World Cup fans watching under the archway in DUMBO | Photo credit: @DUMBOBID on Twitter.

On a huge screen with hundreds of fans, you can’t really go wrong with this free outdoor soccer celebration. Bring a blanket, some friends and enjoy the local food vendors under the archway on a huge projection screen.

For the Die-hard Fan: Mr. Dennehy’s

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Mr. Dennehy’s | Photo credit: http://www.TheDrinkNation.com

This Irish pub in Greenwich Village is where huge soccer/football fans come out and cheer for their teams. If you’re looking for a rowdy experience with people who live and breathe the sport, Mr. Dennehy’s is the place for you.

For the Bandwagoner: Nevada Smiths

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Where Soccer is Religion: fans at Nevada Smiths | Photo credit: http://www.u90Soccer.com

“Where football is religion” is the motto of this bar and it definitely shows. This consistently packed bar has its share of soccer lovers and people who are just along for the World Cup ride. The energy at Nevada Smiths is always through the roof, so be prepared for a rowdy experience.

For the Brit: The Red Lion

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The Red Lion on Bleecker Street | Photo credit: The Red Lion NYC

This pub is the ultimate place to drink and watch soccer (but while you’re there, call it football!) with a slew of intense British fans that are obsessed with a bit of football. Enjoy traditional British food and drink great beer with some of the biggest supporters of the sport.

For the Fan with the Laid Back friends: Summer Garden & Bar at Rock Center Cafe

The Rock Center Cafe | Photo credit: The Patina Group

Embrace the beautiful weather and head over the Rockefeller Center for some World Cup viewing. It’s the best of both words: 6 big screens for World Cup viewing and great lounging areas. Try out festive World Cup themed cuisine, great drinks and incredible views!

Honorable Mentions:

Banter Bar in Williamsburg- They’re running a “World Cup Beer Passport” special. Try beers from 24+ of the World Cup countries and be entered to win discounts and prizes.

Jack Demsey’s – Another bar for die hard fans, especially if you’re American. When the US beat against Ghana, people rallied outside to celebrate.

Woodwork Brooklyn – Where soccer-obsessed Brooklynites celebrate. They’ve dedicated their entire website to the World Cup.

If screaming at your television and drinking beer isn’t quite your thing, maybe looking at the gorgeous men on the field is! Check out our FoodtoEat Original Quiz!

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Bloody Mary Supremes

Here at FoodtoEat, we’re constantly in search of the best Bloody Mary. So, when we saw the latest work of art from Sobelman’s Pub and Grill in Milwaukee, WI, we just had to spread the word.

We’ve all seen Bloody Mary’s with celery, olives, perhaps even a picked vegetable or two. Even bacon Bloody Mary’s are increasing in popularity. NYC’s Double Down Saloon, a dive bar in every sense of the term, serves “Bacon Mary’s” complete with a Slim Jim stirrer.

But Sobelman’s definitely takes the cake, well the cheeseburger, anyway. This creation contains everything but the kitchen sink. Ingredients include: shrimp, cherry tomatoes, lemon wedge, Polish sausage, cheese, pickled asparagus, scallion stalk, pickle, picked mushroom, onions, brussels sprouts, celery, and a bacon cheeseburger. The drink even comes with a Sprecher beer all for 9 dollars.

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Short of a trip to Milwaukee, Good Morning America has *thankfully* posted the recipe on their website.

Fear not New Yorkers, other interesting concoctions can easily be found in the city.

Check out: Prune on 54 E. 1st Street offers 10 varities of Bloody Mary’s. The “Southwest” comes with smoked chipotle peppers, the “Green Lake” uses wasabi and a beef jerky stick, and the “Chicago Matchbox” uses homemade lemon vodka, picked brussel sprouts, baby white turnips, and caperberries.
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Brother Jimmys rims their glasses in a cajun rub.

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