LUCKYFINDS: Poké and Hot Dogs?


Located in New York City's Murray Hill neighborhood, Sons of Thunder provides the area with West Coast-inspired cuisine. Serving everything from American classics to Hawaiian poké, this culinary gem is both a burger and beach shack. Every dish is made-to-order and the owners, James and John, care deeply about the quality and freshness of their ingredients. While the burgers and fries are not yet available, this fast-casual spot is bound to become your new go-to in this residential strip of midtown Manhattan. Get ready to enjoy a hot dog in one hand and some fresh ahi tuna poké in the other:

Ahi Tuna & Salmon Poké
Ahi Tuna & Salmon over Brown Rice, Spicy Marinade, Avocado, Seaweed Salad, Garlic Alaea Krispies, Nori

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With the recent chilly temperatures, this colorful poké bowl is a perfect reminder of warm tropical islands. You can customize the dish to cater to your preferences - opt for just ahi tuna, just salmon, or indulge in the best of both worlds with the half & half. We opted for the half tuna & half salmon bowl with the avocado, krispies, and nori (dried seaweed) additions. Filled with authentic Hawaiian flavors, this hearty bowl is filled with generous servings of brown rice, greens, seaweed salad, and most importantly, fresh fish. The spicy sauce also adds a relative amount of kick to this already flavorful dish. As the weather warms up, this poké bowl will quickly become your go-to!

Tofu & Beet Poké
Tofu & Golden Beets over Brown RIce, Shoyu Marinade, Edamame, Seaweed Salad, Garlic Alaea Krispies

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Vegetarian or simply not a big fan of seafood? While your friends go crazy over the ahi tuna and salmon options, opt for the tofu & beet bowl. Filled to the brim with brown rice, greens, edamame, perfectly marinated tofu, and crunchy golden beets, this vibrant dish is packed with nutrients, but more importantly, enough flavor that you won't even feel like you're missing out on a delicious meal. Whoever said eating healthy wasn't easy?

Salmon Tostada
Chopped Salmon on a Warm Tostada, Baja Salsa, Baby Greens, Avocado, Chili Dust

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Looking for the perfect small bite to share? The salmon tostada, packed with varying textures and flavors, is definitely a shining star on the menu at Sons of Thunder. The crispy tostada paired with creamy avocado, refreshing salsa, and chopped salmon is a match made in heaven while the sprinkle of chili dust on top is simply the icing on the cake. Don't be surprised if you end up ordering yourself more after gulping down your first order!

Bánh Mì Dog
House-made Paté, Cucumber, Pickled Daikon, Carrot, Cilantro, Mayo, Jalapeño

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A bánh mì sandwich in hot dog form? Don't let this surprising combination fool you. This nontraditional take on a popular Vietnamese item is essentially an Asian twist on an American fast food classic. This dish is culinary collisions at its finest - it encompasses all of the conventional flavors one would expect from bánh mì but the hot dog is a bizarre, yet pleasant, addition. The familiar flavors of the crisp pickled daikon and carrots, the snap of the all-natural hot dog, and the homemade pâté come together to make something unexpectedly delicious.

Sons of Thunder 204 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016