A new version of Chinatown Chow Down was recently released on iTunes. The update is now available with cool new features like offline maps, higher resolution photos, and updated listings. Get it here.
You can also grab Chinatown Chow Down in the brand new app Sutro World. From this free app, you have access to over 300 awesome guides produced by indie travel writers from across the globe. Some of our favorites include Real Pizza of New York, New Orleans’ Best Bars, New York Essential Guide, and Eat Rome.
And we’re already brainstorming changes for version 3. Right now we’re compiling our favorite new restaurants, meat shops, produce markets, beverage spots, and fish stalls to see which ones we want to add to the app. If you have any suggestions, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to here from you!
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.
Come out to Nom Wah Tea Parlor on July 27th for a big bash to celebrate the launch of Chinatown Chow Down NYC and the recent beautiful renovation of the oldest dim sum parlor in New York. Wilson Tang (the new owner of Nom Wah) and Craig Nelson (the author of Chinatown Chow Down) look forward to seeing you there! If you’re on Facebook, make sure to RSVP right here.
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.
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.
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.”
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