After having so much fun in Portland, I was nearly in an “I don’t heart NYC” funk. But this was a particularly cool foodie weekend in the Big Apple. No, I’m not talking about the James Beard Awards. I’m talking about the new and interesting food & craft fairs around town.
I’m liking the new Hester Street Fair. Steve told me I could get Montreal-style bagels here. I’m wondering if the vendors change from day to day, because there were no bagels in sight. There were crafty vendors, artisan breads, lobster rolls, empanadas, tacos, and…
Cheddar-Truffle pretzels with whole grain mustard from Sigmund. That definitely hit the spot for a late breakfast. I’ve never been to the real Sigmund on Avenue B, so this was a treat. The thing was, it was about 10,000 degrees out, with insane humidity on Sunday at around noon. I needed something cool, fast.
This mango-chili ice pop from La Newyorkina came to my rescue. Great, fresh flavor with just enough spice.
That’s me of course. And if you’re wondering about the title of this post, Su-chin Pak from MTV was there. I’m not exactly sure what her connection is with the Hester Street Fair, but I got a little excited and Jen took this photo for me.
The location of the Brooklyn Lyceum event on 4th Avenue seemed a bit odd from the outside, as if maybe the building is under construction. If there weren’t so many cool people heading inside, you wouldn’t think you were in the right place.
But inside there were three levels of vendors. Besides Lauren Haupt’s jewelry, some highlights included the Bacon Marmalade (go out of your way to try this), the bourbon brownies from Robicelli’s, and the kimchee dogs from Mama O’s.