Sunday, September 13, 2015
1pm – 5pm
East River State Park on the Williamsburg Waterfront
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Summer comes to a close, but happiness prevails, because it’s that time of year when TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint presents their culinary arts festival-fundraiser on the Williamsburg waterfront—an unparalleled opportunity to sample foods and drinks prepared and served by over 50 celebrated local restaurants and bars—all demonstrating why North Brooklyn has become (among many of the arts) ballyhooed around the world.
This is the 6th annual culinary benefit to build the Northside Town Hall within a shuttered firehouse, which the community fought hard to keep open in the 1970s – 90s, much publicized in the press. Unfortunately that cause was lost but the community won the opportunity to turn the building at 134 Wythe Avenue, into a community art center.
The tasting event will feature live music from Kings County Ramblers and Big Dog Run, among others. The celebration will also feature cuisine, beer, wine and cocktails from some of the newest additions to North Brooklyn in 2015, including The Williamsburg Hotel, Lilia, MP Taverna, The Camlin and The Heyward.
“We’re really excited to participate in TASTE,” said Adam Leonti, Executive Chef, The Williamsburg Hotel, “not just to be in the company of so many great restaurants from North Brooklyn, but also to help raise money for the Northside Town Hall project which is such an important cause for the neighborhood.”
While many exhibitors look forward to surprising TASTE attendees with their menu offerings, guests can expect to dig into The Heyward’s crispy pork belly bowl with Hoppin’ John rice and beans and house made hot sauce, Maison Premiere’s famous oysters, tacos from Zona Rosa, homemade ice cream from OddFellows Ice Cream Co. and signature vegan comfort food from Champs Diner.
The Kings County Ramblers will perform their blend of bluegrass, ragtime, Americana and improvisational jamming. In addition to the Ramblers, and all the way from the Rocky Mountains, Big Dog Run will also entertain the crowd with their six piece folkrock outfit.
Tickets start at $35 and all proceeds from TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint will go towards the renovation of the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center, located in the former Engine 212 Firehouse at 134 Wythe Avenue. A limited number of VIP Experience tickets will be available which includes access to the VIP area and a special gift. Support comes to the event this year from BABAR and Brooklyn Brewery and welcomes many new as well as returning exhibitors.
2015 Exhibitor LineUp
ANELLA | BAKERI | THE BEDFORD | BLACK BEAR BAR | BROOKLYN BREWERY |
BROOKLYN CUPCAKE | BROOKLYN FLOSS | BROOKLYN OENOLOGY | BROOKLYN STAR
| BRUCE COST GINGER ALE | THE CAMLIN | CAFE MOTO | CHAMPS DINER | DELAWARE
AND HUDSON | EL ALMACEN | FABRICA | FRITZL’S LUNCH BOX | GUS GROWNUP
SODA | HOPE GARAGE | HOTEL DELMANO | HUCKLEBERRY BAR | JULIETTE | LE FOND |
LIGHTHOUSE | LILIA | MAISON PREMIERE | THE MEATBALL SHOP | MCCLURE’S PICKLES
| MP TAVERNA | NATURAL WINE COMPANY | NO NAME BAR | NORTHEAST KINGDOM |
ODDFELLOWS ICE CREAM CO. | OLEANDERS | PASAR MALAM | PHIN & PHEBES ICE
CREAM | PIES ‘N’ THIGHS | RANDOLPH | ROSAMUNDE SAUSAGE GRILL | ST. MAZIE |
SWEETWATER RESTAURANT | TEA & JAM | TEDDY’S BAR & GRILL | THE HEYWARD |
WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL | ZONA ROSA BROOKLYN | AND MANY MORE
2015 Sponsors + Community Partners
Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants | Brooklyn Brewery | Nice Think | Ardberg | Belvedere
Vodka | Glenmorangie | Laphroaig | Auchentoshan | Jim Beam Apple | East River Ferry |
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth | The People’s Firehouse | Broadway Stages | Manhattan
Beer | Milagro Tequila | Moët Hennessy USA | Nice Think, Radeberger | Reyka Vodka |
Southern Wine and Spirits | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Tullamore Dew | Two Trees Management
Company | The Yard | Brooklyn Bowl | Atlantic Wines & Spirits
Edible Brooklyn | WG News + Arts | Explore Brooklyn | Village Voice | YELP
For more information about TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint click here.