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Food-Cart After-Party

“The food’s good, but it’s more than just the food itself. You get to see hot girls.”

By Daniel Maurer

Vendys Are Revving Up

Nominations are being taken. Judges have been announced. And discount tickets are now available!

By Daniel Maurer

Nuts4Weed

Nuts vendors dealing weed — too good to be true?

By Daniel Maurer

No Coffee for You!

A street cart has banned Lehman Brothers reporters.

By Daniel Maurer

Starbucks Closes for Training, Dunkin' Hopes to Benefit; Late-Night Eating Not Good for You

Every Starbucks location in the country will be closed from 5:30 to 8:30 this evening, and Dunkin’ Donuts is sure to reap the benefits by offering small espresso drinks for 99 cents. [Snack] Though restaurants seem to be recession-proof, consumers’ budgets and diets are not. Soaring food prices — milk costs 36 percent more now than it did a year ago — have some New Yorkers changing their grocery habits and eating out less. [NYDN] Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a proposal yesterday to give 1,000 new licenses to street vendors who will sell produce items in neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and heart disease. [Metro NY]

Sarah Jessica Parker Will Be Watching the Vendies

Sarah Jessica Parker
Last week we aired Chris Noth’s lament about the corporatization of the city. Turns out his Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker is also looking out for the little man. During Ralph Lauren’s recent 40th-anniversary party, Parker told our reporter Amy Odell that she loved the magazine’s “Street Fare” feature. “I’ll eat anything if it’s off of a cart,” she confessed — her favorite being a Middle Eastern one on Sixth Avenue somewhere between 47th and 55th. So she’s not worried about hygiene? “I think they’re actually pretty vigilant about it,” she said. “They’ve got these business men standing in line for three hours to get their lunch … and you don’t hear a lot of reports about intestinal issues.” As for her favorite eatery that isn’t on wheels, she admits, “I don’t know how to pronounce it correctly. S-F-O?” Is this how one of the girls ended up at El Cantinero and not Il Cantinori in that episode? Related: Street Fare [NYM]