Sunday, September 18, 2011

City Harvest: The Brooklyn Local = The Best Food Event of the Year

Without a doubt this has to be one of the most spectacular food events of the year.  The creme de la creme of Brooklyn food came out to put on one hell of a shindig to raise money and awareness for the good work done by City Harvest.

The first people to greet you when you walked into the event, held in Dumbo in the sell of an old spice factory almost directly under the Brooklyn Bridge, were the people responsible for the recycling of all the plates, forks, spoons, bottles and everything else.  How cool is that?
The first section was the general admission tent the second section, is the premier ticket area which featured a lot more fancy restaurant food that was all part of the ticket (in the tent most things had a small fee).  I've tried to post a wide range of the vendors in attendance, but because there were so many it is impossible to include them all!   These are just some of the ones I found most interesting.  I've tried to keep my commenting down to a minimum so you can get the feeling of strolling through event as I did (minus the tastings sorry guess you'll just have to go next year!) or better yet search out and try any of the vendors highlighted here, you won't ne sorry you did!  And of course it's never too late to make a donation to City Harvest.





This gal was great and doing something I thought was very unique: she is making super tasty very aggressively flavored drink called "Switzel" using a base of organic black strap molasses.  The recipe is based on an "historic drink with it's roots in the West Indies".   Check out her website City Lasses for more information on how to get a hold of some of her amazing beverages.




I coveted this butcher block, he does custom work as well. And his friend Joel Bukiewicz makes knives I got his card, but somehow didn't get any pictures.  For knives check out : Cut Brooklyn for cutting boards Brooklyn Butcher Blocks.




 
This epic and very delicious roast beef sub was sold by the inch, a buck an inch, so 3 bucks for lunch!




 




 

The main tasting area for the top tier donors, many of the restaurants were only in this section, so it was well worth the exta money to be able to taste the endless selections of deliciousness on offer.

 


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