Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint
Fall’s officially started, but block party season isn’t over until we review the street event to top them all: Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, the biggest summer tasting event in all of the New York City.
A tradition of nine years, Taste WG is a celebration of the many local eateries that give North Brooklyn it’s distinctive, local flavor. Restaurants, bars and breweries both old and new gather together to put out samples of their menus for everyone to enjoy, with this years sampling including tostadas from Zona Rosa, bruschetta from Leuca, and mac and cheese from Pies and Thighs, among many, many, others. Some of my personal favorites were the donuts from Du’s Donuts, as well as a brand new pasta from @baranobk.
In addition to the abundance of delectable treats, Taste WG also provides entertainment for the whole family -- live music, a DJ set by electro DJ ghostbaby, and activities and games hosted by the YMCA. This year, kids and parents alike could participate in yoga, basketball, a massive Jenga play corner, and even take funky, prop filled pictures in a complimentary photo booth in between trying out bites or beer.
And in case the food wasn’t enough to tempt you, all proceeds from Taste WG go to The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center, an organization that fosters civic and community activity in Brooklyn.