Freddie’s first play date featured gorgeous food from Boerum Hill’s newest temple of yum, Brooklyn Fare. Celery root remoulade and raw broccoli slaw were popular with carnivores and vegetarians alike. The curried chicken salad with almonds was a huge hit. The basket of scones was great, featuring both savory and sweet varieties. Conveniently, the prepared foods are just part of the offerings, with a full upscale grocery and roses for $2.99 a bunch I was able to pull together a darling buffet with just one stop.
The next day we hit another Brooklyn hot spot, the Red Hook soccer fields. For us summer starts with ‘soccer tacos’ and we take all of our out of town visitors there. Featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show, and located across the street from Ikea, there aren’t enough adjectives to describe how fun and delicious choosing from Guatamalan, El Salvadoran, and Honduran vendors can be. I’m a pupusa, roasted corn and horchata kind of girl, but everything from deceptively simple tacos to the ceviche is recommended. Fred loves pupusas too (she should since I ate a pile of them while pregnant).
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