In what will hopefully be a preview of 2015, we’ve specially selected our 30 favorite food vendors to put on their best show at a Smorgasburg at SummerStage in Central Park for one night only: Friday, September 19, from 5 to 9pm. Stroll into the world’s loveliest city park before twilight on a late summer’s eve, watch the sunset amongst the tall trees, sip a lovely beer or fine wine, sway to a classy DJ, and munch on the finest munchies in town. It’s all so civilized in Central Park, right? Yes, and it’s also free.
Some folks aren’t aware that the Flea and Smorg have operated the food-and-beverage concession at SummerStage since 2010, where four food vendors set up for all 50+ shows every summer, and we run the bar. Asia Dog, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Lonestar Empire/Best Summer, and Pizza Moto have been holding it down uptown for a few years now, but we figured why not take a stab at throwing a proper Smorg party in such a stellar setting. If tons of you show up and it goes great, maybe we’ll do it on the regular next year. Lots of ye olde stalwarts will be there—Mighty Quinn’s, Ramen Burger, Cemitas, Lumpia Shack, Milk Truck—plus some new faves: Dan & John’s Wings, Carnal (of the giant beef rib), East Coast Poké (Hawaiian ceviche!), El Super (seafood tostadas), and Fleisher’s (the grass-fed upstate/Park Slope butcher shop with the mean burgers). Plus Butter & Scotch sweet treats, Brooklyn Soda Works‘ dee-lish drinks, and of course our trusty beer and wine bar.
Oh, we’ll tell you who the DJ is when we know. Can you think of a reason not to come with all your pals? Us either.
Appropriate for: All Ages