"As it rapidly evolves into one of the country's great food destinations,
it's clear the Brooklyn story has really only just begun."
(Craig LaBan, The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Following my "Summer 2012 Brooklyn Eats" post, on Saturday -- the first day of the fall season! -- Sam and I, along with some friends, finally made it out to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. Smorgasburg is an outdoor waterfront food market featuring great local vendors.
A beautiful summer-to-fall day with a nice breeze by the water.
|Colorful building on Metropolitan Avenue, near our parking spot|
|Williamsburg waterfront (a little overcast here)|
It's my goal to make as many compound words beginning with "Smorgas" as possible.
|The hipster crowd|
|Mighty Quinn's long wraparound line with traffic cones|
The Food We Ate
...at least what I photographed (there was more).
|Pork belly bun from Bite Size Kitchen|
|Lobster roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound|
|Pulled chicken, pickled mushroom, cheddar, and egg|
hash brown from Hash Bar
|Chicken taco and fish taco from Choncho's Tacos|
|Fish and chips and shrimp from Handsome Hank's Fish Hut|
|A cup of "Kevin Bacon" from Kombucha Brooklyn|
|Pop tarts from Anarchy in a Jar|
|S'morgasm from S'more Bakery|
|Cafe au lait doughnut from Dough ("We fry in Bed-Stuy")|
|Maple bacon mini cupcakes from Kumquat Cupcakery|
|Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Shorty Tang & Sons,|
Soy Hound, Takumi Taco, Ovenly, and more!
I enjoyed everything too much, but my favorites were the hash brown and the lobster roll; the fish and shrimp were really good too, and Ovenly was heavenly! I didn't eat the pork belly or the bacon.
Early autumn is the perfect time to enjoy Smorgasburg, which takes takes place rain or shine in Williamsburg on Saturdays through November 17, and in DUMBO on Sundays through November 18. SmorgasBar is also open now. For more Smorgasburg-related information, you can check out Eater NY.
We had some friends visiting from out of town this past weekend as well. On Friday night I went to Pio Pio for delicious Peruvian chicken and then The Biergarten at The Standard for some fun and games. On Saturday night I went to CALiU for tapas, then Finnerty's for the Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game, and Arang for late night Korean food with a bigger group. It was definitely a jam-packed weekend, which I'm not used to these days so I think I need a weekend after my weekend.
Get out, enjoy your city, and eat well!