Village Voice's Choice Eats. This year they upped the ante with Choice Street (food trucks outside) and Choice Sweets (special dessert section), along with an additional VIP dessert section. And we got to check it all out together since one special lady let me get an early VIP ticket birthday present for Brownie!
Kimchi Taco, Korilla BBQ, Joyride, Taïm Mobile, and Wafels & Dinges were set up for Choice Street. Since they were right in front of the regular line, the early birds could get stuff to munch on while waiting to head inside.
Red Hook Lobster Pound's table-they were running out of lobster rolls! Buttery, lobster goodness!
SCRATCHbread's, homemade cheese with fresh bread and some truly awesome buttercream brownies will cause scenes like that. I need to get my hands on another one of these brownies: moist chocolate brownie sandwiching buttercream. Where it was at.
Sunburnt Calf's pulled lamb slider. The girl loves her lamb.
Court Street Grocers. They're doing corned beef justice on Orwasher's pumpernickle.
Takashi. They were assembling little sculptures of beef belly. It tasted as good as it looked too.
Liddabit, Robicelli's half cupcake, and the cookie sandwich from Baked. And I again promised to make it to the actual store soon. This time, I promise to hold my promise.
The Blue Stove pies. I've heard they're some kind of awesome, but have yet to seek out the Williamsburg store. Bad things can happen if I know that delicious pie is within walking distance.
Kelvin for the road.
Every year gets better! We'd like to thank the Village Voice, the wonderful ladies behind Big Picture Media for hooking us up with press passes, and one of our newest readers, Felicia, for letting me buy her VIP ticket for Brownie!
Also, all photos here are © Tanner Grubbs. Check out some of his photography here.
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