Eddie Huang and Food as Cultural Expression


I’m not much of a foodie. I haven’t been to a lot of New York hot spots, nor could I name any celebrity chefs. Part of it is I hate waiting in lines, and the other part of it is I hardly ever leave my neighborhood to eat. Plus, good dining is quite literally an acquired taste, and my palate (and foodie vocabulary) is probably not so refined or evolved as to be able to truly appreciate (or praise) great food.
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Parantha 3D

Attention, foodies in the New York City area.

Smorgasburg, the food market put on by Brooklyn Flea, opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, after a winter hiatus. It runs rain or shine from 11am-6pm at the East River Waterfront between North 6th and 7th. They have several new vendors this year, including one Parantha Alley.

Parantha Alley is run by Rajeev Yerneni and Retu Singla, parents of a student at my school. Neither Rajeev nor Retu are restauranteurs by trade, but as food truck aficionados, they had decided to try their hand at the food vendor business and were pleasantly surprised when they were accepted by Smorgasburg after a competitive admissions process.
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