Ensenada (168 Borinquen Place), a recent addition to Williamsburg’s restaurant scene, known for their sustainably-sourced seafood and a range of rotating mezcals, and a sister spot to cocktail bar, Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Place), is hosting a “Borinquen Triangle Street Party” this Sunday, August 28, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ensenada teamed up with another local Mexican favorite, Taqueria Ramírez (94 Franklin St.), to make the street party “a mezcal-fueled and taco-charged” celebration. Both local hotspots announced the street party collaboration on Instagram, garnering much enthusiasm from the community.
Taqueria Ramírez will be serving three off-menu selections of its delicious tacos including tacos de carne asada, tacos de chorizo, and mixed pepper tacos. Ensenada will be dishing out cups of ceviche and aguachile, plus fluke tostadas.
Handmade paletas, or Mexican popsicles, from La Newyorkina, Madre Mezcal cocktails and Modelo beer will be for sale. Food and drinks items will be sold individually, and there is no ticket or entry fee to get into the street party.
In addition to tasty treats and drinks, neighbors can enjoy music from Andrew Devlin, Kids Are Not Sleeping and Ensenada’s very own Bryce David, browse an art bazaar market with goodies from Petra Maria and HUE, and even get some new ink from tattoo artist Jimmy Flamante.
Plus, everyone can feel good about partying as proceeds of sales will go to Los Sures Southside HDFC, a non-profit in South Williamsburg focused on community services, such as affordable housing and food pantries.
This is not the first Borinquen Triangle Street Party hosted by Ensenada. Earlier in the summer, the Mexican eatery hosted a party with local restaurants, Lighthouse (145 Borinquen Pl.) and Wei’s (145 Borinquen Pl.).
‘It was too much fun, so we wanted to end the summer with another one with friends from Ramírez,” said Ensenada’s owner, Bryce David. “What’s New York City without people in the streets?” added David.
Taqueria Ramírez is no stranger to collaborating with local businesses either, having recently teamed up with local seafood shop, Greenpoint Fish (114 Nassau Ave.). “We like to get out the neighborhood,” Taqueria Ramírez told Greenpointers. “We want to bring our flavors to other corners of Brooklyn, specially more Latinx neighborhoods.”