Monday, May 26, 2008
The Brooklyn Flea
I discovered this place through the Wednesday Dining section of the NY Times which initially was a little unusual as this is mainly a vintage/antique market. This happening Sunday outdoor flea is located in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn in the back of Bishop Loughlin High School on Layfayette and Vanderbilt. When you see the hip crowd lounging on the steps of the high school you know the word is out - this place rocks. With 100 plus vendors serving up vintage clothes, bric a brac, furniture and collectables there are lot's of interesting wares if this stuff moves you. There is even an outpost of Housing Works Thrift Shop where I bought a pair of cute sandals for $8.00. The reason the spot made the Times Dining section is because of the scant, but interesting food offerings. Some of Mexican and Salvadoran folks from the Red Hook ball fields which are often featured on food and travel channels are there serving up papusas and killer quesadillas. My pork quesadilla with pico de gallo, guacamole, grilled scallions, lime, hot sauce and radishes on a fresh, thick quesadilla for $6 was rockin'. The lines were long for the papusas and grilled corn so I am hoping more food vendors are on the way, I hear they are. Also, there were the Blue Marble ice-cream folks who make organic ice-cream and their chocolate was dense and delish though the cone might have been out in the sun too long.