What do you do on a 64°F October day, possibly the last 60-something degree weekend day for the next 6 months? You look for any excuse to eat outdoors, preferably on the grass.
Luckily, on Sundays until Nov. 18th, Smorgasburg is at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO, just a short train ride from me. Also luckily, my friend Elizabeth was also experiencing cabin fever and was up for a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
I had seen Milk Truck Grilled Cheese at the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg but had never tried them before. Goodness. I'm all for gourmet twists on comfort food if they all taste this good. I tried the Classic with a Twist, with Wisconsin Gruyere, champagne vinegar pickled onions, and Dijon mustard on Blue Ribbon Bakery rye bread. It was wonderfully gooey, with a nice edge from the vinegar and mustard. And perfect for eating on the grass.
Also perfect for eating on the grass were these made-in-Brooklyn macarons from Vendome Patisserie. Tamarind Hisbiscus, Rose, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Spice (the best of the bunch). I could have eaten another box full. (More on Vendome to come in a future post.)
We also got Pumpkin Spice bubble tea from Thirstea. It's a pumpkin-themed day!
I can never get tired of seeing the Brooklyn Bridge peep out of the background.