Category Archives: Chinatown Chow Down

Dig It: A New App For Urban Explorers

The stream of city app guide just keeps on flowing. And that’s a good thing, especially in a city like New York. There’s no way you can keep up with all the amazing places, events, and happenings around this gigantic town. So it’s time to add a new member to the list: UrbanDig. This app partners with local curators to create cool itineraries around drinking, eating, and exploring. The folks behind UrbanDig contacted Chinatown Chow Down and asked us to create a snack tour of the neighborhood. We were more than happy to oblige. UrbanDig users will get a small taste of the Chow Down, and we’ll get our cool logo out in front of a few more savvy travelers. Oh yeah, did we mention UrbanDig is 100% free? Go ahead and download it. You’ll find some new insights into New York as well their other cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver with even more locations coming soon.

And A Good Time Was Had By All…

Party goers chowing down at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Courtesy of Clay Williams

Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the Summer Get Down in Chinatown on July 27th. The turn out was amazing and it was great to see so many new faces. A huge shout out to Nom Wah Tea Parlor for hosting the event and providing endless trays of excellent dim sum. It was an evening packed with awesome food, lots of Taiwan Beer, and general good times. Here are a few photos from amazing photographer Clay Williams  and some more from the Chinatown Chow Down Facebook page. We’re hoping to have more events in the future so make sure to click the “Like” button on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news.

Save the Date: July 27th

Big news from Chinatown Chow Down headquarters. We’re partnering with the oldest dim sum restaurant in New York to bring you a really fun event in a few weeks. Stay tuned for all the details, but in the meantime become a fan of CCD on facebook so you can get the invite and stay up to date on all the latest news.

Exploring the Street Eats of Chinatown

Street food is an essential part of New York City life. From a cheap hot dog on the run to a scoop of artisanal ice cream, there’s a huge range of grub served on the sidewalks of the city. Chinatown is no different. However, it’s hard to find information on all the great spots, so that’s why we included plenty of food carts in the app with locations, hours, and quirky details to help you track them down. Check out a few photos of some of our favorite vendors and of our favorite street foods. And if you find any Chinatown street eats we missed, drop us a line and we’ll add them to version 2 of the app.

Frying up chicken at Shing's Food Shop.

Eater NY Readers Have the Chow Down’s Back

Chinatown Chow Down was recently featured on the popular food blog Eater NY. This was great press. But what made this post special were the commenters that came to the Chow Down’s defense when someone complained that the app should be free (instead of costing the very small sum of $1.99). One response summed it the best “It was totally worth $1.99 to learn that Chinatown has a restaurant called Golden Steamer.”

It’s Not Page Six, But Page Four Ain’t Bad

Ok, this was a surreal moment. Opening up the New York Post yesterday to page four and finding a nice little article on a certain Chinatown app wedged  between Weinergate and Bradley Cooper’s handsome mug. Name of the article? “An ‘app’-etizer” of course! Thank you NY Post.

New York Post May 30, 2011 Edition

Peel and Eat

Some stickers just arrived in the mail. Mission: to hit up Chinatown business included in the app and hope they put it up in their window. A big thanks to Design is the Norm!