Everyone Came Out for the 7th Annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint!!

Image: Julia Moak
Image: Julia Moak

This past Sunday afternoon, the 7th annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint fed the masses in East River State Park. Over 40 of North Brooklyn’s restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries came out to celebrate our community and have some fun on the late summer day with a little live music and games. A number of restaurants from our neck of the woods came out for the block party including Anella, Café Grumpy, Greenpoint Beer & Ale, Hail Mary, Le Gamin, and our latest hotspot 21 Greenpoint all made appearances.  The Greenpointers crew stopped by to check out the scene and taste all the things!

taste-wb-felice-kirby_williamsburg_swallaceTaste Williamsburg Greenpoint was founded by The Firehouse – North Brooklyn Community Center (formerly the Northside Town Hall), a group working to renovate the former Engine Co 212 Firehouse so that we can have a permanent home for our neighborhood’s social justice organizations. The Firehouse currently runs original arts programming and community gatherings. Throughout the day, speakers took the stage to let us know about the work The Firehouse does and how to support them. Other neighborhood organizations like the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce were also there to join in the fun.

greenpoint-chamber-of-commerce_greenpoint_swallaceEveryone had their choice of drinks to choose from. Coffee, ice tea, GuS sodas, Brooklyn Brewery, and lots and lots of booze were on hand. Laphroaig Whisky, Bulleit Bourbon, Tito’s Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Tullamore Dew Whisky, and Reyka Vodka was just some of the booze available. You could also play cornhole & giant Jenga in the Brooklyn Brewery tent between bites. taste-wb-cafe-grumpy_wiliamsburg_swallace

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Image: Julia Moak
Image: Julia Moak
Brooklyn Brewery offered cornhole & giant Jenga for between bites. Image: Julia Moak
Image: Julia Moak

Once you were properly hydrated, it was time to get down to the business of eating.

Norman Street's Le Fond had a great brunch bite with their salmon terrine.
Norman Street’s Le Fond had a great brunch bite with their salmon terrine.
Williamsburg's Lighthouse had Cointreau cocktails, while Barano served up porcini raviolis.
Williamsburg’s Lighthouse had Cointreau cocktails, while Barano served up porcini ravioli. Images: Julia Moak
The team from El Born
The team from El Born. Image: Julia Moak
Williamsburg's Two Door Tavern had creamy mac and cheese.
Williamsburg’s Two Door Tavern had creamy mac and cheese.
Zona Rosa brought their taco A-game.
Zona Rosa brought their taco A game.
Greenpoint Beer & Ale had two taps of beer to go alongside their pulled pork sandwiches.
Greenpoint Beer & Ale had two taps of beer to go alongside their pulled pork sandwiches.
Delicious crêpes from Le Gamin on Franklin Street.
Delicious butter and sugar crêpes from Le Gamin on Franklin Street.
Pulled pork chili from Teddy's Bar & Grill. Images: Julia Moak
Pulled pork chili from Teddy’s Bar & Grill. Image: Julia Moak
Sottocasa brought their outdoor oven!! Pizza, pizza! Image: Julia Moak
Sottocasa brought their outdoor oven!! Pizza, pizza! Image: Julia Moak
Cafe Mogador broke out the tagines! Image: Julia Moak
Cafe Mogador broke out the tagines! Image: Julia Moak

Thank you to all the restaurants, bars, and sponsors for making TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint a smashing success, and a special thank you to The Firehouse – North Brooklyn Community Center for putting this all together. Until next year!!

About Siobhan Wallace

Siobhan Wallace is a freelance writer & editor. She co-founded the food blog Blondie & Brownie in 2008 and co-authored "New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks" (Running Press, 2013).

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