thoughts about Matt and some stick food

Asia Dog, NYC

A few things about Matt Armendariz. He has a cool blog (but you already know that). He’s an amazing photographer. He took the photos for a book I’m publishing with the folks from Good Bite in the Fall (can’t wait for this one!). He’s probably going to photograph a couple more cool books for me in the next few months which I can’t talk about yet (one hint here…). I’ve never actually met Matt in person (weird, I know). And I haven’t yet gotten myself a copy of his new cookbook — On a Stick! But I was thinking about some yummy stick food I’ve tried recently, so here you go. First up, Brooklyn Flea favorite Asia Dog has opened a shop on Kenmare Street, nearby Chinatown. There aren’t many seats, but with portable food like this kimchi-flavored corn dog, you won’t mind taking your food to go.

Horchata ice pop

If you live in NYC and haven’t been to the Hester Street Fair yet, get your butt over there! La New Yorkina is there of course, and I couldn’t resist trying this horchata pop, with a rasberry filling. I hope you don’t mind — I had to eat about halfway through to get down to the filling for this photo. The things I do for my blog…

Landhaus maple-glazed bacon stick

And this bit of heaven is from the Landhaus (finally found a web site for these guys) booth at Smorgasburg. It’s called Maple-Glazed Bacon Stick. Yes, that’s pretty much it, except they sprinkle some spice on it right before serving. This is perfect food.

24 thoughts on “thoughts about Matt and some stick food

  1. I want a kimchi corn dog! I have a thing for corn dogs. And I want an horchata pop!

    I also liked your last post. Pasta is my favorite thing to cook too and I am half Italian with a Jewish name. And I knew you liked me from the first time we met (because you hired me even though I was going to India for five weeks before I could start my job….)

    1. aww, that’s the cutest comment ever. the funny thing is, if you’d told me that in fact you DID think I didn’t like you at first, i would have believed you. but right, i knew i had to hire you back then, even though you made me wait.

  2. I am obsessed with corn dogs and don’t quite understand why they haven’t become an “IT” food yet… I may have to try my hand making a kimchi corn dog at home soon!

    And how funny, I just wrote about my Hester Street Fair visit, though I did not try the horchata pop (I did have Melt Bakery’s ice cream sandwich).

  3. I think Matt is definitely onto something—things on a stick do taste really good! He is also my photographic idol—it’s so wonderful he’s doing a few books for you. Hester Street Fair is now on my long list of things to do when I’m up in NYC, too. I learn something new every time I read your blog, thanks Justin!

  4. You are probably going to laugh at me on this but the first time I had a corn dog was in Japan (go figure)? The maple glazed bacon on a stick has me salivating.

  5. Food on a stick is just so easy and unpretentious. Now you’re making me want Matt’s book right now! Going to drop some hints to husband 🙂

  6. I am not a fan of corn dogs. I think I’ve just had crappy ones, but that kimchi one really sounds tempting.

    That said, the bacon on a stick sounds fantastic. Well, pretty much anything with bacon is fantastic in my eyes so…

    And how come you didn’t meet Matt at BlogHer Food 2010? He was there with Adam. Of course, he was always surrounded by his entourage… I barely had a chance to say hello to him myself.

    1. I know, it’s weird. I just didn’t have a reason to meet him yet. And if we did meet and I forgot about it, then it must have been really brief. And yes, the kimchi corn dog is pretty tasty.

  7. I just arrived in NYC yesterday, and am looking forward to doing so many things here. Ooohh.. food fairs are so fun. This certainly goes onto my to-do list. I will be working in Stamford, CT over the next 2 months, and am planning to spend my weekends in NY. There are so many things that I would love to do here:) Which are your favourite restaurants in NY?

    1. that’s exciting because summer is a great time in New York City. my blog is a good place to start if you’re looking for suggestions, or my twitter feed. or you can email me for more tips.

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