Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Flea Markets at Night

BK Night Bazaar
One of the biggest stressors this time of year is when to fit in all the gift shopping you need to get done. Go immediately after work and you'll be hangry. Try to fit it all in during the weekends, and you'll never have anytime to actually enjoy the season. Then you find out about BK Night Bazaar: a way to eat dinner, get shopping done, and hang out with friends. Wins!

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar started last year at the former DeKalb Market. This year, it's right off the L in Williamsburg. After a day of studying, I headed over late in the evening, not thinking it would be busy. But it was! A line around the block! A concert! Many people inside shopping, drinking, and eating! My first stop was Nextdoororganics to visit Chrissy Michaels and get some dinner. She immediately made me a bag of popcorn tossed with coffee and chocolate. She then took me around to some of the other vendors to pick up more goodies.

Sunday Gravy Lasagna
We stopped by Dreamscoops first to pick up a scoops of cookies & cream and salted caramel. This salted caramel beats out that other salted caramel everyone loves. No bitter aftertaste, just creamy caramel goodness. Then it was onto Sunday Gravy for a bowl of cheesy, saucy lasagna complete with a meatball. For $8, it's a little pricey, but totally worth it, especially if you head there with a picky eater in tow.

DUB Pies
Close by was DUB pies, maker of Australian pot pies. I didn't get a chance to try them since I had my eye on Oaxaca tacos. I need to prepare for my upcoming Oaxacan adventure somehow. Be warned, Oaxaca's tacos bring a bit of the heat, but the tender meat is so delicious.

Live Eels
For anyone needing a show in between shows, look for the fresh fish guy. He's grilling up fresh Long Island catches and has a tank full of live eels. When you're least expecting it, they start squirming. It's a bit frightening, but really fascinating to watch.

Raw Apple Pie
Chrissy took me back to her booth and feed me excellently made raw vegetable spring rolls (it's like she knows I've been stress eating cookies for the past week), finishing me off with her raw apple pie. It's a sliced up crunchy Mutsu apple with honey yogurt and granola on top. I felt so healthy!

Brooklyn Night Bazaar is happening every Friday and Saturday night, 6pm to midnight, until December 22nd at 45 North 5th Street in Williamsburg (it's the building with the HUGE "Northside" painted on it).


molly said...

EELS? what the fuck. but everything else looks cool, i'm going on friday.

Siobhan said...

Yes, eels. Live eels! It's pretty awesome though. Have fun!