In good Taste: Food fest will offer unlimited samples

Aw, shucks!: Employees of Williamsburg oyster bar Maison Premiere will return to the Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint food festival on Sept. 16, which will bring more than 40 businesses from the nabe together.
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This year’s installment of the Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint food festival on Sept. 16 will offer something new — all you can eat!

During its first eight incarnations, the tribute to the restaurants and bars of the northern neighborhoods used a ticket system, which visitors exchanged for samples. But this year foodies can get unlimited tastes — a change that simplifies the process and helps the environment, said the event’s organizer.

“Taste is committed to eliminating as much waste as possible and doing everything we can to be a zero-waste event, hence moving away from printed ticket booklet format,” said Dana Krieger,

This year the festival will feature more than 40 vendors, including beloved fried chicken spot Pies ’n’ Thighs, oyster bar Maison Premiere, the Brooklyn Brewery, and chef Wylie Dufresne’s Du’s Donuts, among many others. Newcomers to the fest this year include beer hall Clinton Hall, and the bars The Springs and Brooklyn Label.

Neighborhood residents can also stop by a tent about travel alternatives to the subway, titled “No L? No Problem,” featuring reps from various ride-hailing and car rental services offering suggestions for how to get around during the upcoming L-pocalypse next April (and the many weekend shutdowns happening before then).

The food fest will raise cash to complete the Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center, set to open in a former firehouse on Wythe Avenue.

Taste of Williamsburg Greenpoint at East River State Park (90 Kent Ave. at N. Seventh street in Williamsburg, Sept. 16; 1–5 pm. $55 ($85 VIP).

Reach arts editor Bill Roundy at or by calling (718) 260–4507.
Posted 12:00 am, September 5, 2018
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