I love brunch but I can't stand the crowd or having to wait for a table. But yesterday, we decided to do a potluck brunch with a smorgasbord of delicious foods. I brought slices of pies from Four & Twenty (of course), chopped liver, and some Hungarian salami which had sweet paprika and pork. Other people brought bagels and spreads, mixed berries, cherries, avocado spread, beers, gin & tonic, juice, hash brown, eggs, veggies, croissants, bacon, and turkey sausages. Yum!
Another successful food crawl, done. Back in April, we did a hot dog and tater tots crawl through Williamsburg. For June (sorry, we skipped May), I decided to do a breakfast sandwich crawl cause who doesn't love breakfast sandwiches? Also, I was pretty proud of myself. I was able to convince a bunch of food writers/bloggers/photographers that were all in town for the Saveur Blog Awards to trek out to Red Hook. Hello! There was like a dozen of us all crowding into Defonte's. Ah, good old potatoes and eggs with mozz and ketchup sandwich to start the crawl at Defonte's of Brooklyn.
Next we headed to Court Street Grocers and ordered all of their breakfast sandwiches. Someone was smart enough to grab their hot sauces since obviously we couldn't fit everyone inside. After that, I showed the out of towners the magnificent Gowanus Canal before heading to Four & Twenty for pies.
What happens when you have pies and a bar full of bloggers/writers/photographers?
Then 7 of us made it up to Mile End but it was 5p and no breakfast sandwiches were in sight. So we ate poutine! BUT the friendly people at Mile End decided to make us breakfast sandwiches so it was a glorious end to our crawl.
By this time, half of the people had to catch their flights so the rest of us went to Grand Army for cocktails and more eats.
Thanks to everyone that came out (Molly, Hannah, Talia, Sydney, Alana, Summer, Phi, Stephanie, Stella, Sari, Michelle) and wandered through Brooklyn. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
Recently I got the chance to visit the new Four & Twenty Blackbirds space, which is much bigger than their original location. There's a separate room where people are just making pie dough while the main area has space for 4-5 work stations for the pie bakers.