Hey everyone, surprise the endless rain officially ends on Sunday and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than checking out a dozen or more of your favorite food trucks?!!!
From 11am – 5pm, Food trucks that serve coffee, ice cream, slushies, dumplings, lobster, falafel, and more will be available at Grand Army Plaza.
Here’s the line up so far:
Kelvin Natural Slush Co.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Eddie’s Pizza Truck
The Frying Dutchmen
The Treats Truck
Vanleeuwen Ice Cream
This Food Truck party is being organized by the Prospect Park Alliance with the NYC Food Truck Association.
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#1 Jerk-off Jerky Competition at the BellHouse
Sun Jan 23rd 4pm
Come on down to the Bellhouse in Brooklyn to learn all about making your own jerky while competing for awesome prizes from Wusthof, Anolon and Microplane. $10 admission ticket allows you to sample all kinds of jerky.
The Bell House, 149 Seventh St.
#2 Fourth Annual Pie Contest at The Bedford (Williamsburg)
Enter your baked pies (sweet or savory) for a chance to win prizes or pay the $10 admission (purchase tickets at the door) and sample all-you-can-eat forkfuls of at least 50 pies. The competition benefits Growing Chefs, which connects people to food through farm-based education.
The Bedford, 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.)
Almondine Bakery DUMBO85 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Monday – Saturday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am -6:00 pm
Almondine Bakery Park Slope
442 9th Street, Park Slope NY 11215
Monday – Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am -6:00 pm
Looking for some great baked goods for the holidays? Come down to Dumbo and check out Almondine Patisserie Bakery. Voted the Best Bakery and Best Croissants in NY by New Yorker Magazine in 2009, Almondine is just across the street from the Jacque Torres Dumbo chocolate shop so you can double up on great sweets.
It’s hard to start on what to recommend because the menu does rotate and change. You can’t go wrong with the triple layer cakes such as the one that has berry jam, pistachio cream and topped with a crispy sugary meringue.
If it’s not too cold outside, grab a coffee and sit on the bench outside next to the vent from the bakery in the basement – the aroma is simply intoxicating.
Dizzy’s Finer Diner
819 8th Ave (at 9th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I was at Dizzy’s Finer Diner over the weekend for a brunch with some visitors from Germany. They really just wanted to experience the American diner and have a typical American breakfast. We thought about going out to Juniors or my recent favorite Lulu’s on Smith St (amazing pancakes) but because they also wanted to stroll around Prospect Park so we decided check out Dizzy’s. Unfortunately as we pulled up to the restaurant, we noticed that we weren’t the only ones with the same idea – there was a huge line for a table inside the small cramped diner.
It wasn’t too cold, so we took a table outside. Most of the table ordered the deluxe plate that includes eggs, pancakes, toast, home fries and choice of meat but I’ll hand it off to Christina who ordered one of their signature plates: Pistachio Crusted Banana Stuffed French Toast ($9.50) on Dizzy’s challah french toast lightly dusted in pistachios and filled with banana slices. It was pretty amazing and I would definitely come back for this again.
I got one of their specials: 2 eggs over easy on a fresh baked butter biscuit smothered with a smoky chorizo sausage gravy. This, my friend is a heavy meal and was perfect for a cold and windy fall day. Also great for hangovers. Enjoy!]]>