Once Upon a Time PeanutPimpMama awoke with a buzz. (Not that kind, or maybe?) It must have been all that excitement building up for months of hearing about Smorgasburg in Brooklyn. Today was finally the day to see it first hand. It was going to be extra special devouring all of the eats on Pier 5. However, I was particularly excited to help out at one of the newest and coolest Vendors- DUCK SEASON. That’s right, PPM’s first day at Smorgasburg and she was already V.I.P. working, swapping and eating to her hearts content.
Pictured Above: Where all the Duck Season magic happened.
The concept is so simple yet brilliant- It’s all about the duck! There are some pretty awesome items available on Duck Season’s menu including: Their soon-to-be-famous Duck Confit, available with a sauce of your selection (marmalade and/or traditional duck sauce) along with the Seasonal Sandwich, Seasonal Sliders (better for sharing) and scrumptious double fried Duck Fat Potatoes lightly blessed by sea salt and rosemary. When I first arrived there was also a massive bin of Duck Rinds available. You gotta get on dat -ish #tho cause it literally FLIES! Both the duck rinds and potatoes are way too easy to pop and make such a great accompaniment for the rich duck offerings. Pictured Above: The Duck Confit with both the marmalade and traditional duck sauce with a heavenly duck fat potato on a stick.
After a beautiful day of working and popping lots of duck fat potatoes and duck bi-products, I decided to venture out for another snack. There was no way I could leave Smorgasburg without trying “The Bomb” at Big Mozz. All my friend had to say was “pesto injected fresh mozzarella ball” and I was instantly sold. This place is a new vendor at Smorgasburg as well and pretty dangerous! They make fresh mozz right out of the bowl in front of your very eyes! This Bomb exploded with pesto-ey goodness as to be expected. Not in the mood for an explosion per se? You can buy mini-balls (you can stab with sticks) and sauce for dipping on the side. If I learned anything that day, it’s that people seem to prefer smaller balls (sometimes on sticks) for sharing and handling purposes.
All the vendors are so fresh and exciting you could easily drop some dough getting greedy with all-the-things. The quality is seriously there and as far as I am concerned Smorgasburg is putting all the foodie-fleas to shame.What a solid afternoon of fun with foodie-friends! If you haven’t checked out Smorgasburg yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. I certainly didn’t! PPM shall return.
For More Information: www.duckseasonnyc.com
More About Big Mozz: www.atlanticaveco.com
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