If you’ve never been, TASTE is a great opportunity to sample cuisine from some of North Brooklyn’s best restaurants. The event is on September 16th, from 1-5 p.m. in Williamsburg at East River State Park.
TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is a celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, benefitting the Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center. Now in its 9th year, the block party style tasting event returns to the scenic Williamsburg waterfront to bring the neighborhood’s top restaurants, bars and independent merchants together with over 3,000 hungry participants to eat and drink for a great cause.
There are several new additions and updates to this event this year, which will feature over 40 of the neighborhood’s best and most beloved restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries. This year’s lineup includes newcomers such as The Springs, Clinton Hall, and BK Label, with a special VIP area featuring Tacocina, as well as TASTE veterans like Pies ‘n’ Thighs, Barano and Maison Premiere.
This year, the event will be an all-you-can-eat format, doing away with the printed “taste” booklets of years past, in an effort to generate as little waste as possible.
Also new to the festival this year will be an informational transportation forum in a dedicated tent titled “No L? No Problem: Getting Around During the L Train.” Ride sharing companies such as Lyft, Chariot, Maven, Car-to-Go and Ravel will be on hand to discuss alternative ways to travel once the L train shuts down in April 2019, which is a major issue currently concerning the Northside neighborhood.