Carnivores at the casual eatery can chomp into Lucky's Famous cheddar burger ($6) or the Lucky barbecue bacon cheddar burger ($8)—succulent savories made with freshly ground 100% Premium Gold Angus Beef and Lucky's special seasoning. The Lucky turkey burger ($5) tames health conscious tasters, and the Lucky veggie cheddar ($6) bypasses bovines for a legume-laden round, rife with cheese. Mash down the onslaught of meat with a Lucky's Famous chili cheese dog supreme, with chopped onions, sauerkraut, and relish ($5, add grilled onions, sliced jalapeños, or melted cheddar for $1).
Guided by a simple mantra?"eat more tacos"?the chefs behind The Taco Truck believe in strengthening their community through neighborhood involvement and by minimizing their impact on the planet. Whether in their mobile kitchen or their brick-and-mortar locations, team members use eco-friendly practices whenever possible. Chefs, for instance, make use of organic and all-natural ingredients, and source their meats from local purveyors that don't use hormones or antibiotics. They also compost all their food waste, which, to date, has kept hundreds of thousands of pounds out of the landfill.
But all these green efforts haven't detracted from the flavor a bit. Chefs make all their salsas from scratch, then use them as the finishing touches for tacos brimming with grilled chicken, marinated pork, and braised beef. They also assemble vegetarian and gluten-free tacos, as well as quesadillas and tortas. Propelled by those hand-held meals and imported Mexican sodas, The Taco Truck has spread across the East Coast, earning recognition from BuzzFeed and Food Network and a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Hanging baskets line Marty O'Brien's front patio, contributing to a quiet sidewalk ambiance that contrasts with the pub?s convivial laid-back lounge. Regardless of where diners sit, they can expect tables brimming with plates of seafood, grilled chicken, and beef. Nearly every corner of the restaurant exudes an air of comforting americana, from the rugged blue-brick fa?ade to its name, which invokes Frank Sinatra's father's boxing moniker and the pen name gracing Teddy Roosevelt?s fan fiction. As servers roll out entrees, guests toast to each other?s health with glasses of beer or wine and share appetizers of chicken skewers and mussels.
iAdventure sends urbanites on a variety of excursions in and around the Big Apple, inspiring them to branch out and try new experiences in the do, see, eat, and drink categories. The organizers draw from a variety of interests and a large pool of connections, allowing them to orchestrate outings ranging from walking tours of millionaires' homes to mixology boot camps. Many of iAdventure's events focus on helping out charitable causes or celebrating lesser-known holidays, such as Bastille Day.
There's only one real constraint when you're ordering coffee at Bean Vault Coffee—you can't get iced coffee that was brewed hot. The Bean Vault team cold-brews their iced coffee over the course of 18 hours, a process that extracts an extra jolt of caffeine from the beans. Outside of that, however, the drinks are ultra-customizable. There's espresso, traditionally brewed coffee, and pour-over. Vegan customers can choose between three milks, including coconut milk, rather than having to dilute their coffee with water. Even customers who make their coffee at home have options here: the team can grind whole-roasted beans to suit any home-brewing setup, and they even craft custom pour-over stands upon request.