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Sampling Streets Foods of The World All Under One Roof

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Imagine sampling our favorite street food delicacies from across the world all under one roof, and do it sitting down.

Well, that dream is now a reality at a new Williamsburg restaurant aptly titled, “Streets.”

Ten years in the making, the restaurant seats 112 people including 12 people at the bar, and is located on Broadway between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue, just a few blocks away from the former Williamsburg Savings bank.

The owners spent years traveling and researching street foods from around the world in order to create the menu, and as a result some of the specialties at the restaurant today include:

Doubles – a staple street food of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s made with curried chickpeas, bara, mango chutney, tamarind sauce and shadon bennie, the last of which is also known as Mexican coriander.

Bake n Shark – also from Trinidad. It’s a piece of fried flatbread stuffed with shark meat.

Peri Peri Wings – Made South African style with the slim red chilies bearing the same name, and a house made peri peri glaze.

Mexican Street Corn – made from a recipe coming all the way from the streets of Tulum, a city on the southern tip of Mexico, and the former site of a Mayan walled city.

Rolex – a Ugandan vegetable omelette rolled in a buttery roti served with tomato chutney.

Not to leave the United States behind – a Maine Lobster roll is featured on the menu as well.

And even the drinks stay true to theme with concoctions like the Streets Painkiller, a British Virgin Islands specialty made with rum, sorrel and pineapple juice.

Heading the kitchen is executive chef Ron Stevinson, who formerly had successful executive chef stints at Gallagher’s Steak House, the Grand Central Oyster Bar, and The Park.

He’s really excited to be working at a place that can bring some many cultures and backgrounds together.

“The concept of the restaurant really drew me in,” said Stevinson. “Just the fact that no matter who walks in, they will find something they love. In this day and age people come from so many diverse backgrounds, but this one place can bring everyone together.”

Streets, 53 Broadway, Tue-Thu, 12-11 p.m., Fri, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sat & Sun Brunch, 12-3:30 p.m., Sat Dinner, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sun Dinner, 5-11 p.m., closed on Mondays, for more information visit http://streetsbk.com/.

 

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