I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be writing about Smorgasburg because that means I was finally able to go!
Smorgasburg is an offshoot of the Brooklyn Flea [market] that centers solely on food and is held every Saturday in the spring/summer/fall in Williamsburg aka hipsterville. There were dozens of vendors selling all sorts of food, both ready-to-eat and prepackaged. We went to basically make a massive lunch sharing time out of it.
Luckily we went a couple of weeks ago when the weather was a bit misty and not all that sunny. That normally would be a bummer, but I think it saved us from some potentially long lines at the booths!
The first thing we ate was a gordita with angus barbacoa from the Cemita’s stand. My only experience prior to this with a gordita was from Taco Bell so I obviously didn’t know what to expect. What we ended up with was a delicious sandwich of barbequed beef stuffed into a crispy fried shell with lettuce and cheese. Yum!
When you first look at the Handsome Hank’s Fish Hut menu, you wonder if $10 isn’t just a little expensive for some fish and chips. Then you get said fish and chips and realize that it is a truly ginormous portion of food. There are 3 huge strips of fish in that paper container. And their sauce, which is not a completely traditional tartar sauce, was dynamite. I’m actually getting really hungry remembering this one.
Even though we drank and finished a bottle of water with the fish and chips, I was still really thirsty afterwards. Luckily, the Brooklyn Soda Works was there and they were giving samples of flavors so you could try before committing to buy a whole cup! This proved especially fortuitous because I got to try their apple and ginger flavor, which I was initially hesitant about since most artisanal ginger sodas tend to be too potent for me, but this one was actually very good and appley. So we got that and it was refreshing indeed.
The Cookie Guild makes, as the sign proudly proclaims, beer cookies. They are cookies flavored with beer that supposedly still taste quite a bit like the beer even though the alcohol has cooked off. Now I do not drink beer because it tastes gross to me. My other half, however, does and really wanted to try 2 of their beer cookie flavors. I think I had a piece of one cookie and it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t particularly good either. I’m sure there are plenty of beer loving people who enjoy their cookies. I do think it’s a cool concept.
SMORES! OM NOM NOM. Smores with homemade graham crackers and homemade marshmallows? OM NOM NOM NOM. Smores with all of that and salty caramel instead of chocolate? OM NOM NOM NOM NOM. I almost wanted to go back for another one, but at this point we were really stuffed. Isn’t that little torch the guy is using to toast the marshmallows cute?
And finally, speaking of cute I had to share this picture of a couple of dogs that were at Smorgsaburg because I want to own them. Except that they’re a bit big. So maybe smaller versions of them. They’re old English sheepdogs, which are even cuter when their hair is longer. =)