We won't be eating any papusas, tacos, or plastic-cup ceviche this weekend at the Red Hook ballfields. Vendor rep Cesar Fuentes confirms that the vendors still haven't gotten everything straightened out with the DOH. “We expect to clear our last compliance burdens … next week and hopefully open our season either the weekend of July 12th or July 19th,” Fuentes says, disappointing hungry New Yorkers everywhere. (Previously, he had said that he hoped to be open by the last week in June or the first week in July.) On the other hand, there is no shortage of weekend food events. Over at the Strong Buzz you'll find a useful roundup, which includes a backyard BBQ at Back Forty, a lobster boil at Elizabeth, and a clam bake at Jane. None of these are any substitute for the Red Hook vendors, but they may have to do.
Weekend Buzz [Strong Buzz]