i heart smorgasburg
i guess manhattan could see the big heart drawn in the sky saturday morning as well but for some reason, i felt like it was meant for brooklyn… we had a particularly late night on friday and were in need of some serious hangover food the next morning. lucky for us, smorgasburg sets up in our backyard so we didn’t have far to go. the open market accommodates about 100 established purveyors and food entrepreneurs from new york’s own pool of local talent. they sell both packaged and prepared food and you’ll also find some specialty kitchenware booths.
moving along, our first stop was porchetta. you can’t go wrong with fennel and spice laced pork stuffed into a crispy, buttered roll. after that had a few minutes to settle, we went over to hop on line at the red hook lobster pound. the maine lobster roll did the trick. big hunks of fresh lobster mixed in with a little mayo on a buttered slab of bread turned my morning around quickly. once i had taken care of the savory and salty part, i just needed to satiate the sweet. a fresh baked donut from dough was the perfect finish.
there are plenty of other scratch-made options to choose from so i’m definitely looking forward to next weekend when i can sample some more. more info on smorgasburg here.