What's good for a hot day (besides cold beers, which I'll get to later)? Seafood and Salad! Sure...
Fryin' on a Prayer
Bon Chovie sells fried anchovies. I got Jersey style, which was described as down and dirty, meaning heads on. Served with a spicy mayo and a couple of pickled peppers, the anchovies were fresh tasting and well fried. There's no better way to start a day.
You would think my seafood craving was sated at this point. But no, after the last bite of anchovy I headed to the oyster stall for a Beau Soleil and Malpeque oyster. Don't ask me which is which, but the $2.75 apiece price tag makes me want to seek out some dollar oyster deals.
Hey, lets get some salad now. Perhaps the one from Tenpenny that Melissa has raved about: Spring Vegetables (this should probably be called Very Late Spring Vegetables by now).
The salad was a pile of pickled, roasted, candied, crisped and raw vegetables topped with a sunchoke crumble on a bed of ranch dressing. Among the vegetables were were cherry tomatoes, snap peas, English peas and roasted garlic. Exceedingly refreshing with a great mix of textures and flavors that never became muddled.
No, I really have not had enough seafood. After my former roommate The Quaker joined us, we honed in on a lobster roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound. Solid, but not as good as Luke's Lobster. Melissa dropped about $3 worth of lobster meat on the ground. For this I will never forgive her.
Sated and sunburned, we walked over to Brooklyn Bier Merchants to drink the afternoon away, completing a successful day at Smorgasburg.