Category Archives: Tex-Mex

Marranitos cookies and milk at El Vez

June 21, 2014- When I saw this new dessert, I was not instantly excited because I do not like sugar cookies. But that is not what they are. They are still warm and puffy from the oven, and not too … Continue reading

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The Nacho Artist revealed: James Tracey

May 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously posted the story about the high quality of the El Vez hand-crafted nachos. We returned today and ordered some nachos with chicken. Apparently, such an obvious classic was not yet on … Continue reading

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Good Owner, Bad Owner

July 17, 2014- These were taken at the same

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Moms love El Vez

June 8, 2014- A mommy blogger posted a favorable review of El Vez as “family friendly”. She wrote, “Enter El Vez, a family friendly restaurant in Battery Park City on Vesey Street. It’s in a perfect location,

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The new chicken taco at El Vez

June 5, 2014- El Vez rolled out their new chicken taco. It has large chunks of thigh meat, which is more flavorful and moist.

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Review: El Vez’s brunch satisfies demand

May 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After more than 40 years since it was created, Battery Park finally has a place that serves an acceptable brunch for families. The new Stephen Starr restaurant, El Vez, has a nice menu … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The new El Vez brunch menu

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Finally, someone knows how to make nachos

May 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I continue to order nachos from restaurants, despite being disappointed all the time. I have some very old memories of what a good nacho can be, so I stubbornly persist.

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The final El Vez signage

April 18, 2014- El Vez is set to open next week. The final signage is up, now in red motif to contrast much more nicely with the

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Exclusive look inside El Vez

April 9, 2014- El Vez folks preparing for opening in a few weeks (assuming no city holdups with permits) gave us a nice tour. We then asked for a photo. You can see the main bar, above. Outdoors, the

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Exclusive: Chipotle coming to South End Ave commercial strip

March 14, 2014- The old cleaners, now closed down, next to the drug store and Gristedes, has paper on the window. Multiple sources told us that a Chipotle restaurant is going in. We then confirmed the story with our own … Continue reading

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Progress with Stephen Starr’s El Vez restaurant on Vesey Street

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RIP Super Linda

Update December 12, 2013- We predicted the demise of Super Linda back in February with our title “RIP Super Linda”. We see dead people, so to speak. Sure enough, it is official. Eater reports, “Tribeca Latin restaurant Super Linda is … Continue reading

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Jamie Foxx eats at SouthWestNY twice in a week

September 18, 2013- The NY Posts reports that Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx dined at SouthWestNY twice last week. He tried out the brunch on Sunday.

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SouthWestNY outdoor seating is a big hit

Update May 21, 2013- The customer flow to the new SouthWestNY has been a pleasant surprise for owner Abraham Merchant. People in town for site-seeing are flocking to the sunny outdoor decks. Mr. Merchant said, “We are pleased that our … Continue reading

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Stephen Starr’s El Vez

December 4, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The CB1 tonight voted to approve the liquor license for the newest high-end restaurant to enter the Conrad Hotel space call El Vez, which currently has a location in Philadelphia. It will be … Continue reading

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New Mexican restaurant to open next to Blue Smoke

November 30, 2012 The rumors were correct. According to the CB1 agenda, a Mexican restaurant called El Vez is asking for a liquor license to open a spot on Vesey Street next to the Blue Smoke. This news is courtesy … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Tacos (pronounced WaHaCa)

Located on the upper level esplanade by North Cove Marina and the World Financial Center Winter Garden. There is no phone number and no deliveries, walk up only.

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Mexicue

(In full screen 1080i HD) The Mexicue fusion taco/BBQ truck is now serving our area. To find out when and where it is, click here. BatteryPark.TV is also working with the owner to possibly have then set up a stand … Continue reading

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Running a successful restaurant in Battery Park is not hard

March 5, 2011 With so many restaurants in Battery Park being shut down, such as The Gate House, Johnney’s Fish Grill, Fox Hounds, Applebee’s, Steamers Landing, Pizza Bola, Pac Rim, etc, one might conclude that it is impossible to run … Continue reading

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