Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pickle Me Pete

Stan & I went to the San Gennaro Feast to try to get some of the new good stuff they had, but were disappointed to find that the booths we were most looking forward to were weekend-only. A shame--so we ate at Torrisi instead.

I did happen upon a booth selling homemade pickles and bought a quart. Pickle Me Pete has no location, but does fairs and delivery. I thought the pickles were pretty great--ever since Guss' closed, I haven't really had a place for great pickles. The Pickle Guys on Essex don't really do it for me (too salty, maybe?) and the new Guss location is so far (Borough Park). I hope Pickle Me Pete gets a location nearby--I'd return.

Smorgasburg, and Brooklyn Grange CSA #16

Kind of a small load this week--lots of nice tomatoes, but otherwise just spinach & lettuce.

We did get a Brooklyn Grange tote bag, so maybe that was thrown in to make up for the size of the share this week. I think I'd rather have had the food. Can't wait to eat the tomatoes, though.

We wandered around Smorgasburg and had breakfast there. We had a $5 tray of blistered shishito peppers from Bocata (so good), two cold-concentrated chicory iced coffees from Grady's Cold Brew (funny thing...I usually put a ton of sweetener in my coffee, but the Grady's guy advised me to try this without sugar, because I guess the chicory cuts the bitterness and adds its own sweetness? He was totally right--I drank the whole thing happily without adding a single bit of sugar), hibiscus & plain doughnuts from Dough, and a bamberg chicken-schnitzel sandwich with mustard and grated pickled daikon and cucumber on a pretzel loaf from Schnitz. We also sampled a lot of great stuff, most notably the insanedark & light maple syrup from Crown Maple Syrup. We also spent a bunch of time sampling stuff at the Lush chocolate booth. I liked the Indonesian cashew and keffir lime/lemongrass brittle, but Priya ended up buying a quantity of dark chocolate toffee with almonds.