State Attorney General Letitia James recently announced a court order against one of Brooklyn’s food festival organizers. The order was issued by Kings County Supreme Court Justice Francois Rivera in August, and enjoins Osekre from violating state Executive Law Section 63(12). The order outlines the alleged “chaos” Osekre caused at two Brooklyn food festivals in August.
Coney Shack wins Rookie of the Year
The Coney Shack menu features a unique fusion of Southeast Asian and Mexican street foods. It includes items like quesadillas, fish and chips, waffle fries, and tacos. It also features tea and seasonal drinks. The award-winning food truck has become a staple in the Coney Island neighborhood.
The restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling murals celebrate the neighborhood. They include nods to the Coney Island subway station, an old train passing through the neighborhood, and the famous parachute drop. It’s even a part of an organization that empowers young men coming home from prison.
Red Hook’s Latin-themed food market
If you’re craving authentic Latin cuisine, check out Red Hook’s Latin-themed food market on weekends. You’ll find a diverse selection of Latin-American street food that’s authentic and inexpensive. The Latin-themed food market is located at Red Hook Ball Fields, a soccer park in Brooklyn. The market is open on weekends, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In the past, the Latin-themed food market was run by mom-and-pop vendors from temporary stands. However, last winter, the Parks Department began requiring six-year permits. In order to get a permanent permit, winning vendors had to purchase approved food carts and put them in working condition to meet city health codes.
Columbus Avenue Festival
The Columbus Avenue Festival in Brooklyn features an array of free cultural events, from live music to a fashion show, in a unique downtown setting. The Arts and Culture Festival has been hosting free programming for more than four decades, and past offerings have included performances by artists such as They Might Be Giants and Maceo Parker. The Music & Movies program features movies paired with live music.
The 77th/79th Street Greenmarket is also part of the Columbus Avenue Festival, a weekly event that takes place on the streets on Sundays. The market offers grass-fed beef, fresh flowers, goat cheese, and more. It’s located between 77th and 79th streets, behind the American Museum of Natural History, on Columbus Ave.
Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival
On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisan Food Festival will feature artisanal food and top-notch wines. The festival features more than 120 top-quality wines and spirits to choose from, as well as a wide variety of artisanal eats. If you’re a wine or food lover, this is a must-attend event.
The festival will offer a wide selection of artisanal foods from Brooklyn’s top chefs, as well as a curated selection of wines and spirits from all over the world. The festival will also offer an array of non-alcoholic beverages, juices, and specialty items, including Brooklyn-made wine glasses and artisanal snacks.
Brooklyn Uncorked is a food and wine festival, returning this May to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The festival features award-winning wines from New York State and food from popular restaurants throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Vendors include the Brooklyn Winery, Red Tail Ridge Winery, and Paumanok Vineyards. The event will feature food pairing-friendly wines and a Champagne bar, while attendees can sample local wines while sampling local food. A VIP admission will provide an extra hour of tasting and access to special wines.
The event will take place on May 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. and tickets cost $70. You can purchase tickets online until 5 p.m. tomorrow, or at the event.