Gourmet street food may sound like an oxymoron (decadent shawarma?), but it also sounds kind of awesome. That's the theme for this year's Citymeals-on-Wheels fundraiser on Monday, June 8, where 35 chefs from across the country will set up in Rockefeller Center Plaza, cooking foods inspired by the kebabs, crepes, and hot dogs we all know and love. This marks the 24th annual fundraiser event for Citymeals-on-Wheels, a non-profit organization that provides home-delivered, nutritious meals for the elderly in New York City.
Some dishes include: roasted pork shoulder “gyro” with pickled cucumber and yogurt from Michael Psilakis (Anthos and Kefi); merguez sausage with spice-braised spinach and chickpeas from Daniel Boulud and Jim Leiken (DBGB Kitchen & Bar); boudin from Donald Link (Herbsaint and Cochon in New Orleans); and sno-cone with strawberry and lychee from Andrea Reusing (Lantern in Chapel Hill, North Carolina). And to top it off, real street vendors will join the brick-and-mortar restaurants, including the Los Angeles-based Kogi, the new but already wildly popular Korean barbecue truck that will be preparing kimchi quesadillas alongside the Red Hook vendors, the Treats Truck, and others.
We have two tickets (normally $600 each) to “Street & Savory: A Global Street Food Festival for the benefit of Citymeals-on-Wheels" to give to one lucky Serious Eater. Just tell us your favorite type of international street food. For those who don't win, Citymeals-on-Wheels is offering a special discounted ticket price for Serious Eaters ($450 instead of the usual $600).
Comments here will close at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 4. One entry per community member. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.