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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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Are there reasons to leave Brooklyn? Sometimes I’m not sure. Brooklyn is freaking HUGE and there is really every thing you could ever want here. Every kind of neighborhood, every cuisine, every style. Last night’s adventures brought Kelly and I to Red Hook, a neighborhood I’ve been to all of one time, but a neighborhood I’m well-aware is full of good. And one good is the Red Hook Lobster Pound. Sure, you can get their lobster rolls on the weekends at the Brooklyn Flea, but we had a Blackboard Eats promo code so it was time to check out the actual shop.

You can get lobster packages to go at the Lobster Pound, or you can get your lobster to stay. Kelly and I decided to each go for a lobster roll and root beer and split a lobster bisque. Well, actually Kelly decided to get the lobster bisque and I decided we were sharing. But all the same!

There’s a lot of reasons I love the Red Hook Lobster Pound. One, it’s obviously delicious (just ask my sister), two, it’s Brooklyn and they’ve been at a lot of Brooklyn events (Brooklyn Flea and Brooklyn Bloggers Meetup on the top of my head) and three, I just like their style. And their Red Hook shop has a whole room with picnic tables for seating.

Oh, and the lobster bisque was amazing too.

And – if you’re in DC, they also have a Lobster Truck, which is an amazing idea and one I hope they bring to Manhattan, so I can grab ’em on my lunch breaks.

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First things first. I am obsessed with this mirror. So if you go to the Brooklyn Flea next weekend and buy it, I will come after you, break in your window next to the fire escape, and be out in less than seven seconds. You’ve been warned.

Although, its’ not the exact size I want. I want it to be more of a rectangle, but this color is gorgeous to me so I feel like I should just buy it already. I mean, I wanted it months ago and it’s still waiting for me.

Anyway, let’s talk about some snackies, shall we? I freaking LOVE the Brooklyn Flea. LOVE IT.

We had some Red Hook Lobster Pound:

I had one of their mini lobster rolls at the BK Blogs event back in April, so I was more than willing to split an entire roll with my mom. For the record, I also had her try Luke’s over the weekend and her vote went to Red Hook. FYI.

Another lovely, lovely thing we tried was from The Good Batch. And oh my goodness.

Dutch stroopwafels, just like we had in Belgium and Amsterdam! I was so glad to be there with my mom, since we had the stroopwafels together in Europe. And then I saw the sign for the ice cream sandwich!

The. Best. Ice. Cream. Sandwich. I. Ever. Had.

There are no words. And I absolutely hate that phrase. Basically, you need to get yourself to the Brooklyn Flea, not buy my mirror and instead have snacks from Red Hook Lobster Pound and The Good Batch. Maybe a People’s Pop, too.

I also bought these fancy shoes from Guatemala:

They probably cost a $1.50 in Guatemala, but let’s be honest… am I going there any time soon? Probably not. Probably never! So I’ll pay a pretty penny more for some lovely shoesies. Now I just have to break them in so they stop giving me blisters!

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(photo/Laura Leebove)

At this point, I’ve pretty much given up on the idea that Brokelyn was actually going to post pictures from their event (along with Effed in Park Slope and Brooklyn Based) Brooklyn Blogs, which was at the Bell House last week. They had a fancy camera and were taking down names and blogs and I was looking forward to being in the photo gallery for the event with some new friends as well as the fact that my picture was being taken by a fancy camera. This is rare. Let’s be real, I carry around my point-and-shoot and hand it to the nearest person to snap one at me, so it’s nice to step it up a bit when I get the chance. Like this picture above! Which Laura Leebove took at BK Blogs because she HAS a fancy camera. Well good news, you guys. I recently picked up a Job No. 2, which is very very exciting and it’s social media and food related so HOLLER, check me out! I am PUMPED because it is going to be great. And maybe one day I’ll let you in on it. :)

ANYWAY the reason I just told you that is that Miss Amandy over here who keeps talking about blah blah blah I want an SLR will finally have NO excuse not to get one. You heard it here first.

ANYWAY (again): BK Blogs. As I said, it was at the Bell House, which is one of my fave spots and when I got there it was PACKED. The best part was they made you wear name tags with your real name and your blog name (or fake name and fake blog name, I guess) so it was a great conversation starter because you could just walk up to someone and be like, “So tell me about Various Name of Blog.” Which is what I did. A lot. Especially to boys with beards and nice smiles.

It was fantastic because I got to see some people I am blog friendly, twitter friendly, and real life friendly with; as well as meet people I had so far only spoken with on the interwebs, as well as meet people I have never spoken to before! So many bloggers! It was awesome. I really hope they do another.

I got to meet Erin from BLD Project, who I was already twitter-friendly with. So nice to put faces to names and twitter handles!

We are holding mini lobster rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, because obviously there is no Brooklyn Blogger event without some Brooklyn Things to Eat. And they were good. You already know my feelings on lobster.

There were also cupcakes from Robicelli’s. I had banana something or other.

So there you have it. Bk Blogs: We came, we ate, we talked, we drank Brooklyn beers… and then we blogged about it. :)

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