August 21, 2009

Fun Foodie Things to Do in NYC This Weekend

It's finally the weekend and after to all of our recent travel foodie adventures (Utah, New Orleans, and soon-to-be-posted Chicago), we're always happy to be home in New York City. So here are a few free/cheap things to do in NYC that looked good to us...As always, we'd love to hear what you think! What do you think of our picks? What are your plans for this weekend?
Every weekend until Halloween, the Red Hook Food Vendors offer fantastic tacos, ceviche, and huaraches from their trucks. Vendors set up at the Red Hook fields, near the corner of Bay and Clinton streets for most of the day. Take the free Ikea ferry or shuttle bus out to the soccer fields and enjoy a tasty lunch. If the trek out to Red Hook seems too daunting, head out to the Brooklyn Flea market on Saturday and line up at the Red Hook vendors' table for a great sampling of their popular food.

Check out the NYC Japan Street Fair this Sunday for tons of Japanese treats including Misoyaki (miso-marinated beef), Okonomiyaki (savory pancake), ramen salad, salmon rolls, shaved ice, pastries, Japanese curry and of course, sushi. While you're savoring the food, enjoy the free performances and shop for some fun Japanese products. The NYC Japan Street Fair runs on Madison Ave btwn 43rd and 44th Sts between 11am - 6pm.

If pulled pork and sticky ribs are more your style, check out the Blues BBQ at Hudson River Park this Sunday. From 2pm-9pm, enjoy live blues performances and BBQ offered by Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Dallas Jones Bar-B-Q, Dinosaur Bar Be Que, and Mara's Homemade. The Blues BBQ will be happening at Pier 54 at W14th St.

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