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My boyfriend and I went to the Smorgasburg event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last year and we had loads of fun especially since it was my first time in Williamsburg. Last year we were suppose to check out the one in DUMBO, Brooklyn but never had the chance to.
We, I mean I... couldn't have picked a better day to go Smorgasburg, than May 5th where it was the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. We decided to drive and park in DUMBO which probably wasn't a good idea. There were a few road closures along the BQE, Belt Parkway, and etc but we were able to get through it. After we parked we stumbled a few roads closed off because people were biking. It was literally a stampede of bikes and people and I thought we would never get across. I got my boyfriend and I lost halfway to the Tobacco Warehouse since I had a bad sense of direction that day even though I do have a smartphone.
Any way, after walking streets full of cobblestone, we found the Brooklyn Bridge Park where the Tobacco Warehouse was and all the food and vendors!
We didn't get to try a whole lot of food cause we had errands to run in the late afternoon, but that's okay.
|Chicken & Waffles|
My boyfriend lined up at Buttermilk Channel and got the Butter Fried Chicken & Waffle. I've never had fried chicken and waffle before. I'm not a huge fan of fried chicken, but since I haven't had it in a long time I decided to dig in with my boyfriend.
The fried chicken was amazing. It was pure fried goodness, crispy and crunchy skin, tender and gorgeous meat. The waffle wasn't too special.
|Fried Chicken Adobo Spring Rolls|
While my boyfriend was lining up for food and looking for a sitting area, I decided to walk around and see what the other vendors were mixing up. I stumbled upon Lumpia Shack and noticed that it was Filipino cuisine and they were frying up spring rolls.
I ordered the special of the day which was the chicken adobo spring rollls. I really love the way the spring rolls were presented because it looks so inviting and the colors are just so vibrant. The fried chicken adobo spring rolls were phenomenal! Fried and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. The chicken was moist and seasoned perfectly. These were by far the BEST spring rolls I've ever had! I really enjoyed them.
|Tater tots with Parmesan Cheese|
Next, I saw a sign that said tater tots and it's been a while since I had these little suckers, so my boyfriend and I stopped by BossaNova ChixBurgs. There were only three selections for tater tots, but two of them didn't sound very appealing so I got the tater tots with Parmesan cheese. Surprisingly, it didn't taste too bad. The tater tots were adorable, tasty, and slightly crunchy. The Parmesan cheese wasn't overly powerful which was good.
|Grilled Chicken burger|
My boyfriend was craving for a grilled chicken burger. It looked really small in person, almost like a mini burger. It kind of shocked me that for a mini burger, it cost $6.00. Any way, the burger was okay. The chicken was grilled to perfection, but lacked a bit of salt and pepper.
Before we left, I was really craving a smoothie or a bubble tea or even ice cream. I decided to return to Thirstea which is where my boyfriend & I tried at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. I got the Pineapple Lychee Hibiscus and the boyfriend got the Honey Lavender. I didn't really like the pineapple lychee hibiscus much.
I tried the Honey Lavender bubble tea before and I fell into absolute bliss with it. It's a very soothing and relaxing beverage.
Altogether, the event was fun, but in a way I was kind of expecting a little more out of it -- maybe more vendors. It was a great experience though and I am glad we dodged all those bikers and got through the road closures. I'm not sure if I'll be going to Smorgasburg for the rest of the year, except maybe I'll check out the one at Whole Foods.
Since we were in DUMBO and at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and it was a sunny and beautiful day... I couldn't help but snap two pictures of the bridges we cross almost every day just to get around to Manhattan/Brooklyn --
|A view of the Manhattan Bridge|