Okay, ExtraMooga Sounds Kind of Awesome

We stopped our yammering about music and food fest the Great GoogaMooga after all the free tickets were given out last month (actually, we just learned more tix will be released April 24; keep your eye here), but now a rep sends word of something called ExtraMooga, a “food & drink lover’s wonderland.” They’re not kidding: In a ticketed, roped-off corner of Prospect Park, pretty much every name in New York food and drink (and beyond) will host some kind of event. You can hang with, you know, David Chang, Ruth Reichl, Aziz Ansari, and James Murphy; see April Bloomfield present her cookbook; attend a Blue Ribbon fried-chicken party or a Corkbuzz wine “Speedtasting.” Maybe you’d prefer a lesson on breaking down fish from Morimoto, or oyster shucking with the John Dory? Plus, some of the eateries participating in the fest will dole out grub throughout the day. ExtraMooga runs Saturday, May 19, through Sunday, May 20. It’s $250, but if you’ve got the dough, this may be worth it. See highlights below and toggle over to the website for tickets and more details.

Extra Mooga Highlights:

* All-Inclusive Food & Drink within Extra Mooga
* Exclusive Main Stage Viewing Area (Music will be announced April 23, 2012)
* Separate Festival Entrance and Exit for easy access in and out
* Access to Extra Mooga Events, which as of April 18, 2012 include the below. More will be announced in the coming weeks:

· Anthony Bourdain
· April Bloomfield, A Girl and Her Pig
· Beer vs. Wine hosted by Garrett Oliver & Paul Grieco
· Beers Curated by Garrett Oliver
· Beef Butchering hosted by The Meat Hook’s Tom Mylan
· Big Gay Ice Cream Disco Party
· Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Party
· Cocktails by Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge, PDT, Booker and Dax, Viktor & Spoils
· Farmer Fizz hosted by Terry Theise
· Hot Tub with Kurt (Braunohler) and Kristen (Schaal)
· In Season: A Recipe Demo with Michael Anthony & Alan Sytsma presented by New York Magazine
· James Murphy DJ Set
· Liquid Brunch, The Art of Daytime Drinking hosted by Mixologist Julie Reiner
· Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem Renaissance Party
· Meet and Greet (and Eat) with Michael Symon & Dean Fearing presented by Lexus
· Mmmmmm, Beer & Bacon hosted by Garrett Oliver & Allan Benton
· Molecular Cocktails hosted by Booker and Dax & Kate Krader
· New Orleans Brass Brunch with Dirty Dozen Brass Brand & Crawfish Monica
· Noshing with Aziz Ansari, David Chang, Ruth Reichl & James Murphy
· Noshing with Patton Oswalt, Tom Colicchio & Eddie Huang
· Shell Shucked! and The GoogaMooga Shuck-off hosted by The John Dory Oyster Bar
· Speed Wine Tasting hosted Laura Maniec and Corkbuzz Wine Studio
· Silent Disco
· Spirit of Old New York Cocktail Party hosted by Fedora
· The Monkey Bar Goes Bananas
· The Art of Appetizing with Russ & Daughters
· Umami Burger
· Whole Fish Breakdown with Masaharu Morimoto presented by Lexus
· Wines Curated by Paul Grieco, Aldo Sohm, Daniel Johnnes, Laura Maniec, Carla Rzeszewski, Theresa Paopao, Robert Bohr, Richard Betts and Randall Grahm
· Winning the Cup hosted by Third Rail Coffee and Marc Maron
· WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

* More to be Announced *

For more information and tickets please visit Extra Mooga online at To find Extra Mooga on Facebook and Twitter please and@GoogaMooga.
Okay, ExtraMooga Sounds Kind of Awesome