What would the beginning of another sweaty summer in Brooklyn be without the UnFancy Food Show? It seems this event traditionally falls on a heatwave. Two years ago, it poured, but it was still stinking hot. Last year, the sun shone at full blast and the red tents over everyone’s head (in case of rain, like the previous year) made everyone look orange. This year, it’s actually going to be inside, in the air conditioned comforts of the Bell House. … Read More
The Unfancy Food Show, a celebration of local, artisanal food and tastemakers, has enacted its third triumphant year at the East River Bar in Williamsburg on Sunday. Launched by Tom Mylan and Sasha Davies as the underdog fest to the Fancy Food Show, also taking place this weekend, the festival has become an unique tradition of its own, and popular attraction for die-hard foodies and drop-in neophytes alike to meet and eat. I wish there was one every weekend.
Those of you who missed the second annual Unfancy Food Show yesterday, I bemoan your losses. Begun as a locally-focused antithesis to the Fancy Food Show, this slovenly stepsister event took place in the backyard patio of Williamsburg’s East River Bar over six hours of scattered thunderstorm. And a good time was had by all.