Foodparc – Defy Your Mother

845 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10001

If it was up to me, I’d have my cake and eat it too. However, that’s not what Momma Rev taught me so of course I’ve spent every effort I could to prove her wrong. That might explain why at my age, I am still wearing pajamas with cartoons on them. But anyway, I love it when I don’t have to choose between two things and can instead have both, like cereal that takes on milk but doesn’t get soggy. That would also explain why I liked the place my good buddy Seth took me for a lunch meeting. Seth and I along with a couple of our other compatriots, had to meet up to discuss plans for the upcoming NYC Food Film Festival (details forthcoming).

Living in NYC we have all kinds of decisions and they are limitless. If you don’t like the coffee on this corner, there’s another one available within 100 feet of your location. That’s what makes Foodparc so great. This post-modern Sci-Fi looking dining experience was visually conceived by the same visual mastermind behind Blade Runner, Aliens and TRON where all orders are placed via computer screen. While the computer screen monitor ordering is nothing new, getting a text on your mobile phone once the order is ready, is something i’ve never seen. But that’s only the tip of the techno-tronic iceberg.

Foodparc offers 6 different restaurants all in one. This modern day version of a mall food court meets the Jetson’s allows you to order ala carte from each of the restaurants all from one monitor. Fancy a Salad? Order from Quality Greens with organic ingredients from Satur Farms, Bell & Evans Chicken and Creekstone Farms Skirt Steak. Speaking of that Coffee, it’s available from The Press who over Java from La Colombe as well as fresh made Juices. There’s also Italian Sandwiches, Salads and Pastas from Fornetti, modern style Dim Sum and bites curated by Chef Joe Ng & Ed Schoenfeld at Red Farm. Not enough for you? Wash down your grub with a tasty Craft Brew from Beerparc & head outside into their 12,000 square foot outdoor area. But that’s not all…

You know if I am writing about it there has to be a Burger involved and there is but there is so much more. Inside of Foodparc you’ll find 3Bs which stands for “Bacon, Burgers, Beer.” With 16 different Beers, 4 kinds of Bacon including house-cured Pastrami Bacon & a selection from Nueske’s. The 3Bs Burger comes to us via Pat LaFrieda using a unique Hangar Steak blend and is served on a Martin’s Potato Roll with Lettuce, Tomato, Raw and Crispy Onions and 3B’s Special Sauce. The Burger alone should be a good enough reason to come to Foodparc but thankfully you can have your Burger and eat it too. This is a Burger close to my heart. I grew up eating fast food Burgers and loving them and since developing my Burger palette, I still have a fancy for them. The Foodparc Burger will remind you of a high-end, super-quality, fresh and tasty version of a fast food Burger. It’s like a dream come true.

In true Motherly knowledge defying firm, Seth and I ate our way around several selections from the menu. We tore through Asian Greens Salad with Rice Noodles, Veggie Potstickers, a Short Rib Bun, Mixed Vegetable Ramen and my favorite item, Pastrami Eggrolls. It was all really good and made for a super fun try-this, have-some-of-that, i’ll-eat-one-of-those sharable tapas like lunch. It was a lot of fun and darn tasty. My one regret, they ran out of Bacon Snacks. Guess I’ll have to go back..AND EAT EVERYTHING ELSE!

Seth, Beth & Mindy – you with  me?

8 out of 10 ounces

441 Burgers

Aug 29, 2011 – 1:55 pm

The Rev Meter for Social Community
The Rev Meter” is a social community meter for assessing how optimized a bar or restaurant is with social networking. By taking what he considers to be the 10 most important social networks and creating a point system, The Rev can accurately asses how well the business is using social networking as a tool. His goal here is to educate and assist great business to better effectively use these tools.

Foodparc scores a 7 on The Rev Meter.

4 points or less    You’ve missed the 5 basics and are less than optimized
5 points       You’ve covered the basics, which is better than most but far from optimized.
6 to 9 points        You’re doing better than most and on your way to becoming a well respected social community whiz.
10 points              Congrats on a perfect score! Are you hiring?

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