This is my 401st post — how did that happen? And forget about Fall, because today was a beautiful, warm, and sunny day New York City. The great weather brought out big crowds for the Atlantic Antic festival. If you’re a food lover and have never been to this once-a-year event, you might want to mark your calendars now for 2010. There were countless dozens of food vendors to sample, many set up right in front of their Atlantic Avenue restaurants. Of course it would have been impossible to taste everything, but here are a few highlights.
First we tried some cod fritters. They were just a bit spicy, which I liked very much. I should have gone back for another bag.
West Indian vendors were everywhere. We stopped by the booth for Stir It Up. The jerk chicken was seriously tasty. I might visit the restaurant some time to sample a bit more, like maybe the ribs.
I’m not sure what was up with this, but I had to take a photo.
Then we got to the Middle Eastern area. This was some pistachio baklava from the famous Damascus Bread and Pastry Shop. Perfection.
I forget what they called this treat from Najjar Pastry, but it was sort of nutty and coconut-y and fruity. Another treat.
And then, whoa… we stopped by the booth for Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies and tried what they call the “Swingle.” It’s a mini graham cracker crust key lime pie that’s been dipped in chocolate and frozen. Yeow! If you get the chance, be sure to try this for yourself.