The founding group from New York City’s Filipno cuisine restaurant, Jeepney took some time off from their East Village outpost to participate in Vice’s food film segment, “Munchies.” I’m pretty obsessed with these 13-minute videos because it shows chefs in their element outside of work. Vice records the shenanigans of chefs and company as they embark on favorite food and bar spots of the neighborhoods.
Executive Chef and owner of Jeepney, Miguel Trinidad is accompanied by business partners, Nicole Ponseca and Tomas De Los Reyes on a night out on the town. The format of the video segment is such: Introduction of chef. Profile restaurant and specialty cuisine. Round up of chef’s hand-picked company. Go indulge in favorite eateries, and indulge in more alcohol. Go back to own restaurant and cook for private guest party while inebriated (doesn’t seem to be the case in this episode though). This time around, the crew stops in Chinatown’s Nom Wah Tea Parlor and takes down some soup dumplings, drinks homemade Mezcal with their East Village neighbor, Ducks Eatery, and then heads back to Jeepney to prepare an amazing, traditional Kamayan feast.