Friday, September 3, 2010

Let's Act Like Summer's Not Over

Before the Crowds
This weekend is the end of Summer 2010, the hottest damn sauna in town. I'll miss this when my left foot is fallen into a bank of frozen dirty snow because heaven forbid offices have snow days when there's a blizzard out and the MTA is as good as a horse and buggy. But I digress. It'll be such a lovely weekend after the hurricane passes by. Because there's food to be had.

Smoking the Pig
For me, Williamsburg and Governors Island will be the places to be. Williamsburg for Snout 'n' Stout Pig Roast. They're roasting whole hogs, to be served with a few different sauces and sides. Tickets are $15 for a plate of food. Now on Sunday, a load of food trucks will be hanging out on Governors Island for Parked. It's almost like a Vendys pre-game for me. Scheduled to attend are Red Hook Lobster Pound, Jamaican Dutchy, Van Leeuwen, and the Hallo Berlin replacement table (or if we wish really hard, the MIA cart!) The ferry's free, you pay for the food.

Raspberry Rhubarb Pie with Chai Oatmeal Crumble Topping
If that's not enough for you, get thy to Astoria and one of the bars I never patronized while I was there, Hell Gate Social. From 2pm-4am, they'll be showing movies, making BBQ, and what's more American than a good old-fashioned pie-eating contest. Brownie could probably win that in a heartbeat.

Snout n' Stout
50 N. 3rd, btn Wythe & Kent
Saturday, 6pm-10pm
meanredproductions.com/2297

Parked
Colonel's Row, Governors Island
Sunday, Noon-5pm
meanredproductions.com/2368

Labor Day BBQ and Pie Eating Contest at Hell Gate Social
12-21 Astoria Blvd.
Sunday, 2pm-4am
hellgatesocial.com

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