I have been using Food Merchants (FoodMerchantsCatering.com) for ALL my catering needs in NYC for the past 4+ years. (approx. 6-8 events per year). As Tech Events Manager for a large university, I utilize Food Merchants for EVERY event I do because they are consistently reliable, the food is amazing, and their prices can't be beat. I have in fact taken to NOT using a venue if they don't let me use my own caterers. Once in 2015 and once in 2016 I held events at venues that required using their caterers and it simply reinforced my belief that Food Merchants in simply the best. They have done everything from $2,500 orders to $25,000 orders and everything in between. Once a month we host a hackathon at our university, Food Merchants provides our Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for these weekend events. Students are amazing to be getting Shrimp Orechiette and Crab Cake Sandwiches, Kale Crunch salad, Quinoa, and more. But their prices are so amazing, it actually costs LESS than the basic options from other caterers. The fruit on the breakfast trays is fresh, the roles are an assortment of grains, many healthy options including vegan and gluten free. Peter is my guy at Food Merchants, and I truly cannot say enough good things, I have NEVER been disappointed. As an event planner, the one thing I know that I never need to worry about is the food. Peter and his crew are amazing. We have also used them for conferences, networking events, and more.
If you're in the mood for something sweet and tangy (and fried), BarKogi's Korean fried chicken wings won't disappoint. Not your traditional chicken wing; it's crispy shell is not like any other fried chicken batter. Soy garlic or spicy soy garlic (quite spicy) are both excellent options and great as an appetizer for the whole table or can serve as the main course.Although famous for their wings, they also offer the usual of Korean fair -- korean bbq, bibimbop, korean taco, and other usual Korean dishes but the wings are their specialty.Service is curt and efficient. So if you're looking for the red carpet treatment or a chatty waiter who'll give you their recommendations, you may have to look elsewhere. Or, just have faith go with your gut, pun intended.
Stopped by this place this past Saturday actually on the way to another place,the music lights and fantastic hostess got me and my 5 friends in instead.we all ordered appetizers to do like a family style meal and try everything,guac and nachos were off the hook yummy!!had a fishbowl,a 65 oz Long Island ice tea and many margaritas and shots from what I could remember lol,great fun upbeat place with great drinks and service was friendly,will be back and will recommend to others.p.s get cherries!!!����
01/05/2017Mark Fahrer Caterers Cafe
The staff was amazing, the bar set up you created was beautiful, the food was perfect and plentiful. But you guys went so far beyond that, handling all rentals and vendors, doing our graphic design for the menus, I still can't believe how beautiful your centerpieces were, it would have really lacked without them. They were just so inventive! The venue manager said they were so pleased with your kitchen and how your staff cared for the space.