Normally an upper west side flea market on weekends–this weekend was a sweets bazaar. A nice alternative if you were unable to get tickets to the Dessertgoals first annual fest that was also happening today.
We were very curious about Flynn McGarry’s popup restaurant Eureka. McGarry is notable for having staged fine dining at a very young age (like a Doogie Houser meets Momofuku/Eleven Madison Park). Eureka makes multiple month stints in Nyc & LA at shifting locations–this time at Kava (803 Washington st in nyc).
After hearing many things (both good/cheap & bad/crowded) about the Queens Night Market located at the New York Hall of Science, we finally made it on a rainy Saturday night.
Normally the night market operates in summer (late april-august) but this year it’s open for Saturdays in october starting oct 8. In the past, especially for the opening last apr 23rd, the crowds had been immense & made the night market hard to navigate, however last night due to the drizzling rains it was perfectly uncrowded. There were still a smattering of rain hardy foodies enjoying the cheap eats (most things priced $3,4,5 or $6) & playing in the inflatable knockerballs.
Who says you can’t have fun in the rain?
When I read about the 2nd annual Great Big Bacon Picnic—I knew it was something we could not miss! Held at the old Pfizer factory in brooklyn, it was a carnivorous free for all! First was the bacon bar….just tons of bacon buffet style
My personal fav—bacon wrapped gorgonzola stuffed date
Bacon cranberry jam waffle
Ok I’m going to admit I only went to this because it’s on my way home & included a free bag of snacks & it took all of 10 minutes. Still There’s something oddly appealing to looking at cheetos that to someone, somewhere looked like a cat or a seahorse or a family of three!! It’s like gazing at clouds & seeing your future….
An Amazing & immersive dinner experience by Bompas & Parr (food visual artists based in London) popped up for a week in NYC in late August 2016. It was like a combination of immersive acting/creepy funhouse (akin to Sleep No More) & a dinner party
Dessert: honey jelly, goat cheese, crunchy malted barley granola & red berry compote…looks one way in the light
We checked out the first Kickstarter Fest in Fort Greene Park in brooklyn! It was lively but not crowded due to the light drizzling rain.
Highlights include exploding kittens card game with huge giant sized cards, virtual reality headsets (though the wait to use these was really rather too long), food trucks, giant beer pong games, light & art installations, boneyard pets…..
Giant beer pong and Some awesome light art installations! Like lite brite 3d!