A Sarcastic Appetite

The Hester Street Fair
July 16, 2011, 10:59 am
Filed under: Gluttonous Weekends

I love the Hester Street Fair. Or really any kind of place or occasion that involves walking around and eating food. (See: Smorgasburg, The TastingTable Lobster Roll Rumble; Eataly; etc., etc.) If Hester Street could get a liquor license, so I could cool off with a mojito, or maybe a Pimm’s Cup, or perhaps a Bloody Mary? well, I just don’t know that I would ever leave. Even when they shut down for the evening, since they’re only open on Saturdays this year (keep that in mind).

The list of vendors changes somewhat from week to week, but there will always be some good standbys so you’re guaranteed a delicious meal. And some delightful trinkets, if that’s what you’re in the market for. Maybe a pair of shoes? Or a Scared Panda t-shirt? Or maybe some baubles? Or postcards? Great, just bring lots of cash. The fair is like a really great tapas restaurant – as in, Emily Keeps Eating Lots of Little Things and Ends Up Spending a Bunch of Money. Not that it’s a bad thing, of course…I’m just forewarning you.

Anyway, on to the food: Chicago-style dog at Snap. Delicious.

Half a Shrimp Roll at Luke’s Lobster, with their signature spices and that toasted, buttered hot dog bun: perfection.

These were washed down with a Ginger Arnold Palmer from the guys slinging pulled pork sandwiches at Daisy Duke’s BBQ; the drink was so yummy I drank it before I thought to take a picture. I couldn’t very well leave without dessert, but was feeling a bit, um, bloated, so I opted for Dank Cakeballs. Seemed reasonable:

Boozy little numbers that were heftier than they appeared – peanut butter banana pretzel, chocolate bourbon toffee, and masa très leches. Delicious!

Lastly, (solely for digestive purposes of course) I swanned out with a cucumber lime popsicle from La Newyorkina. So refreshing! I think I need to start making them myself…maybe with gin?

These guys will all be there today. Need I say more? I think you need to check it out.

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