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It’s been awhile since I posted about the Brooklyn Flea, right? And this time I got (mostly) all new things. So here goes. Above is beets, tomatoes, cucumbers and feta. Probably one of my top five combinations in life. You also could have gotten watermelon and feta which my mom thought was weird but I bet it would have been delicious.

NEXT UP: Porchetta

I mean, it’s not much to look at maybe but I think it’s delicious. I’m a big fan of Porchetta. Those people know what’s up.

Followed by, DOUGH:

These doughnuts are from DOUGH in Bed-Stuy and I’ve got to say they were practically sold out by the time we got there. So if you go to the Brooklyn Flea and that’s what you want, you better make a beeline to their stand. Dulce de leche with almonds next to blood orange. Oh yeah. We went with the dulce de leche which was good. And the doughnut was so doughy and fluffy. I need to get me to their store front in Bed-Stuy immediately.

Here’s the doughnut we shared:

Oh, that was yummy. Doughnuts… Brooklyn Flea.

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Hello, gorgeous. I’ve introduced you to this corn before, back when the Germans came to town. That was Cafe Habana in Soho. this is Habana Outpost in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. This spot is a bit more happenin’ – since they have outdoor seating and you order inside before picking up your food outside at a truck. When we got there a little after 7 on Wednesday night, the line was out the door. But we had reasons to stay as you can see above. Also, it was Tracee’s birthday.

Here are two of the Savan sisters. They had guacamole and queso sandwiches which HELLO, why didn’t I order that? Next time I will know.

We had to wait quite some time at the truck. I think since it’s been raining so much this may have been their first day being really busy because it was a little insane. They had to stop taking orders at one point so the kitchen could catch up. Also – patience is not rewarded here. If it’s busy and you want your food, you have to make yourself known.

And of course, once you get your food it all is worth it. Cubano sandwich at left and of course some more of that glorious corn.

And now we come to the section in which we were asked nicely to leave. As I said already, it was Tracee’s birthday. So Tracee’s roommate Leigh Anna made her some glorious strawberry cupcakes with vanilla frosting. We even sang her a song:

Well, it didn’t go over well. As soon as we were done singing, the lady in charge at Habana was standing there and in one breath said “Happy birthday” to Tracee and “I need to talk to you” to Leigh Anna at the same time. Basically, there’s a $20 charge to bring outside food in. Which I mean, I get. But cupcakes? Birthday cupcakes? They don’t even have dessert! Like I said, I get it, rules are rules – but you’d think after we all came and had food and drinks, it wouldn’t really be a big deal if we took three seconds to all eat a birthday cupcake. So as we did not pay the $20, we had to leave.

I think this picture is hilarious. Tracee is wearing a birthday sash, which is awesome. And nobody else you can really see. We all love Cafe Habana and it’s not like we won’t be back five million times this summer. We just won’t be bringing cupcakes.

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Well, hello baby. I’ve posted about the Good Batch, and all the glory that goes along with their stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches. A couple months back I was at the Brooklyn Flea with a hankering for one and one they did not have. I was very sad. But the Saturday before last was the last outdoor Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene and they had something special waiting for me (and my mom): Pumpkin Cream Pie. It’s soft pumpkin and spice waffle cookies with Maker’s Mark cream cheese frosting filling. Oh ma gawsh. For realsies, peoples. It was so good we bought a second one to take home on our way out. And that is what I have to tell you today. I wonder if the Good Batch will be at Gifted or any of the upcoming winter/holiday Fleas, and I’ll have to keep checking their website to find out.

Of course there was the obligatory stop at the Red Hook Lobster Pound table. My momma’s favorite.

And there is my momma in a very “Brooklyn” jacket! Way to go, mom! (It’s mine. He.)

So… basically I don’t know how many posts I can do about the Brooklyn Flea because there are always 8 million vendors with 8 million things to try and ahh you just have to go! And go hungry!

Til we meet again, Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene.

And oh yeah – last weekend was Thanksgiving and I was in Detroit. Some good stuff for ya is coming right up.

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I would not be upset if someone forced me to go to the Brooklyn Flea every weekend. We had the invite for brunch this past Saturday, but who needs brunch when you have the Brooklyn Flea? I mean, really?

We is myself and my sister Embily, who has finally visited me after my living here for three years! Time flies! So of course I had to take Emmyboo to the Flea. Of COURSE. And of course our first stop was the Red Hook Lobster Pound, as seen above. Not gonna lie, we started with splitting one roll and then we ate a bunch more food and then split another roll again before we left.

Here’s some other things we ate between the rolls:

Meatballs! This meatball sandwich was AMAZING and I wish I could tell you where it was from, but I just checked the Brooklyn Flea’s vendor list and I could not find it! I only remember that they told us the restaurant was “just around the corner” from the Fort Greene space so… help a sister out if you know what that was!

Grilled cheese from The Milk Truck!

We split the classic grilled cheese with gruyere. I love gruyere. Emily loves gruyere. Yep.

Then we got a watermelon drink that tasted like you were drinking a watermelon. I actually expected it to be half-gross and more like a melted slushie but it ended up being all-delicious.

Gotta love that Brooklyn Flea.

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Have you ever had Ethopian food? Do you like it? Does it make you want to visit Ethiopia? Does it make you feel one with the earth? I think I’d rather use a fork.

We went to Bati this week for my friend Laura’s birthday. She loves Ethiopian food so 11 of us went to her fave spot in Fort Greene. We choseĀ  meat and vegetarian combination platters. I was kind of stuck in my spot so I had Laura take this picture of the veggie combo for me:

The meat combo looked sort of the same. Different piles of sloppy stuff in all kinds of colors and consistencies. Underneath everything is a strange sort of rubbery bread that you tear off and use to scoop up the veggies or meat. Some things were really spicy. We all drank a lot of water.

I love group dining. We had some hilarious conversation which I will spare you of here. But I don’t know, I don’t really get the food. Everyone was talking about how great it was and how “satisfying” it was but at the end of the meal, all I wanted was a hamburger! I’m glad I tried it and it is fun and I’d happily go again… but only if it’s Laura’s birthday. :)

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If I just left this post as just that photo, I think we would be set. Have you ever seen something more beautiful? Yesterday, Miss Kelly Purkey asked what Nora and I ate when we went to the Brooklyn Flea last weekend and I am sad to say: not much. Brooklyn Flea has a million gazillion amazing food vendors that I need to go back and check out because this time we did not. But I am happy to say that I finally had my first People’s Pop!

Iearned of them on Twitter (duh) and after an entire year of faithful following, I claimed my reward.

At the Flea, they’ve just got a little spot, and they’ve also recently set up shop at the Chelsea Market, which I need to visit. Look at all those wise ladies in line for People’s Pops. It’s the perfect snack for when you’re walking around looking at tables like this:

I saw a really awesome unicorn necklace that I should have bought. Maybe it will still be there waiting for me. But back to my People’s Pops!

Nora had a raspberry mint pop (top picture) and I had a plum, yogurt, and tarragon. I loved it.

Obviously. Have a good weekend!

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I have a new favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn. And it’s called Fort Greene. I don’t know whyyyy it has taken so long for me to go to Fort Greene, it’s not even far from my apartment! And it’s legit! Dekalb Ave is restaurant after restaurant and store after store and Fort Greene is also the home of the Brooklyn Flea on Saturdays! Norabear and I went on Saturday to check out the flea and we decided to pick a random spot to brunch at on the way, which is how we ended up at Cafe Lafayette aka Cutesville.

We sat outside and the whole time I kept telling Nora that I couldn’t believe this is what Fort Greene is. I had no idea! It is awesome. And so was the french toast:

It came in little slivers that were perfect to pick up with your hands and dip in the strawberry sauce. Don’t judge me.

Also, this french toast was under $10. The last time I had french toast that was under $10 is when I made it for myself. Dang.

Nora’s order was a little strange:

A side of mashed potatoes and a salad with goat cheese. Don’t judge her.

I love Fort Greene and I intend to spend a lot more time there now that I know how Awesomeville it is.

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