A Brooklyn Smorgasburg
As I walked in, I smelled smoky barbecue, I heard sounds of couples, families, and friends chatting and laughing, and I could feel the sun on my face. My wide eyes tried to take in all the food choices and samples. Where to start??
It was like a great hipster picnic. A flea market for food. One of the offshoots of the Brooklyn Flea which was founded about five years ago, this is Smorgasburg. A veritable smorgasbord of edible delights with its origins in Williamsburg..hence the swap of ‘bord’ with ‘burg’.
This has quickly become one of my favorite New York City things to do. Combining tasty food, a sunny day, and great views…what’s not to love?
From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone.
I had a few different things including a quinoa falafel bite with cilantro lime sauce (I really can’t get enough falafel, from my first time eating it from a NYC food truck in 1992 when I was a lowly intern at Late Night with David Letterman). I also went off my mostly no meat diet and tried a dog from Asia Dog: The Vinh, Vietnamse style with pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro, pate, jalapeno, and aioli. Damn tasty.
Smorgasburg just opened again for the season this past weekend and goes every Saturday (in Williamsburg) and every Sunday (in Brooklyn Bridge Park…this year it has moved to Pier 5 just a bit south on the waterfront) through November. Get there. You won’t regret it! And when you go…please walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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