Tuesday, May 22, 2012

GoogaMooga

Sunday, I spent the day outside, enjoying the beautiful weather, the company of some good friends, and the aromas and tastes at the Great GoogaMooga food festival in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.  


We went not knowing quite what to expect, given that it was the inaugural weekend of this new event.  What we found were restaurant and truck vendors spread out over the sprawling greens of the park, along with two music stages, grand beverage tents, food and marketing panels in Restaurant 101, and food prep demos.  The food itself was the star of the show, with stands lined up, organized by type of food:  burgers, pizzas, baked goods, ethnic foods, seafood, desserts, etc.  Click below to see the fun, foodie day in photos!















Roberta's Pizza


made to order

HOT outta the oven

"Bee Sting"
Tomato, Mozz, Honey, Chili Oil
(Sans meat)
Very thin, soft pie, with fluffy crust.
Honey on pizza is GOOD! 

















Filipino Food: Grilled corn with fancy cheese and fancy mayo
(fancy = my sub for the actual description)


The line for Luke's Lobster
(that green-bordered sign way down there...)





Simply Chicken
Jean-Georges

Char-grilled Organic Chicken Sandwich
Sambal-Chili
Yuzu Pickles






Summer of Riesling





Baked Desserts!












"Dirty mouth?"
Sponsored by Orbit


The good: The weather, my friends, the excitement, the food, the smells, the picnicking, the friendliness of the vendors, the space, the organization of the vendors by food type
The bad (just one): Although the website said there would be, there were not many options for people with food restrictions (vegetarian, even worse for vegans, tough for gluten-free, nuts ok), who deserve to enjoy gourmet samples, too.

So that was my Sunday.  What'd you do last weekend?
Did you take advantage of the warm, sunny weather?
Have you ever been to such a large food festival?!

21 comments:

  1. Holy crap, this looks awesome!! I would have loved to attend!

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  2. Looks like so much fun! We were supposed to head out there on Sunday too but for a variety of reasons didn't make it. It sounds like they got their act together after Saturday. The food looked amazing!!

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    1. Yepp seems like everything ran smoothly :) Hope you'll get out there next year

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  3. Whoa! Some of these food photos actually gave me the chills..heehee. The pizza with the honey looks devine! Sounds like you had a great time.

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    1. Yes, the honey was quite divine. Gotta try that when making my own

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  4. my daughters brother was there too! saw pics he took...looks amazingly fun!

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  5. This looks awesome and sounds like a ton of fun!

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  6. OMG! YOU ARE KILLING ME...LOL! A must do next year :)

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  7. This looks so awesome! Love the Frozen Banana on a stick! I wanna go!

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  8. great, now I'm hungry and my sandwich will not do the trick thanks to the food-extravaganza you just posted.

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    1. hahah sorryy! hope the sandwich sufficed :)

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  9. How fun does this look! And how cute are you???

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  10. Fun!! I really wanted to go to that, not that I could really eat anything thing there hehe :) but it's always fun to ogle the foods people are eating. looks like you had a great time!! Glad I could live vicariously through your awesome photos!

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    1. LOL yep, as I mentioned above, I was disappointed with the lack of options for anyone with food restrictions, but glad you enjoy the photos :)

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  11. This looks like SO much fun!! The food looks incredible - I've never heard of (or tasted) chocolate covered frozen bananas - were they good!??! =)
    Glad you had a great weekend! The weather was PERFECT!

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    1. YES, amazing sweet guilt-free deliciousness, and should be easy enough to make at home, too! They were especially good because they cooled us off from the heat lol

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  12. OMG girl! So..you already know this is my dream day, right? And that I'm insanely jealous? Googa Mooga...more like Hubba Hubba (sorry I had to say it).

    I would have dove into that honey pizza, as well as the grilled corn. Both look SOOO tasty and fresh! I love the "WINE" letters you guys are standing next to, as well as the dress you wore to the event. Totally fit the vibe of the whole festival!

    So glad you had fun. Take me next year? ;-)

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  13. It looks like the event was a smash hit. I bet you can't wait till next year.

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  14. What a fun event. That Bee Sting looks yummy! (I never thought I'd say that sentence before.)

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