Seersucker at Smorgasburg

Monday, June 22, 2015

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. -Elsa Shiaparelli 





1 Smorgasburg & the Manhattan skyline \\ 2 Smorgasburg logo \\ 3 Mint Lemonade from Big Mozz \\ 4 the Dough doughnut selection \\ 5 a geometric view of the Brooklyn Bridge \\ 6 gleefully swinging at Pier 2 (#KidAtHeart)

There have been lots of delicious moments in New York so far, with the weekends being particularly sweet. Saturday and Sunday are blank slates full of endless possibilities in a City where boredom is unknown and unwelcome. To commemorate summer weekends full of fun and friends (and food), each Monday Ill relate back some of the great things the City has to offer. As I am a weekend behind, today Ill give you a double dose of weekend fun with two new posts.

The weekend before last was jam-packed. Saturday I watched the Braves beat the Mets (Go ATL!!!) at Citi Field and then came home quickly and changed to go out to Le Bain (we didnt make it inside because we didnt have a personal invitation from the DJ) and The Brass Monkey (we did make it inside and onto the roof!). Sunday was the perfect, PERFECT summery afternoon. I met up with my friend Joy (check out her Snap Story blog!) and her roommate and we traversed across the Brooklyn Bridge and made our way to Smorgasburg. Which could be retitled: Heaven for Foodies and For Regular People Who Like to Eat. Smorgasburg is an outdoor food market in Brooklyn that is open on Saturdays and Sundays. There are many vendors selling everything from artisan tacos to fresh Maine Lobster rolls to Rice Krispie Treats ice cream sandwiches to actual coconuts where you can sip coconut milk out of them with a straw. I wandered around for a good 30 minutes before deciding what to start with. Here's what I got (all equally and succulently delicious):

course one: Schnitz The Yonz ½ sandwich with fried butternut squash, jicama-fennel slaw, and honey-Siracha mayo

course two: Takumi Taco Spicy Shrimp Taco with shrimp, corn salsa, avocado, and chipotle aioli

course three: Dough Salted Caramel Doughnut with chocolate glaze

course four: Big Mozz Minty Lemonade


After wandering around Smorgasburg, we made our way through the Brooklyn Bridge Park, sipping our lemonade. One wonderful part of that area are the piers that have been remade into playgrounds. As a large supporter of quality playgrounds, these exceeded my expectations. There was a whole area dedicated to swings and a soccer field and basketball courts and A ROLLER RINK. I KID YOU NOT. A ROLLER RINK. (Joy & I are definitely going back for some inline skates.) With the sun shining overhead and the metropolitan excitement wafting through the air, that Sunday couldnt have been more perfect.

{outfit of the moment}
dress: Old Navy
sunglasses: Ray-Ban
bag: vintage Dooney & Burke (Agora Vintage)

{song of the moment}
 "Sweet Love" by Comet Kid

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