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Red Hook Ball Fields

no, still working on permit stuff. 3 vendors will be at bk flea tomorrow tho - more info at The 'Chop if interested... http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

May 24, 2008
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook Ball Fields 2007

posted this a few minutes ago, but it was "removed" by chowhound. anyways, 2nd try:

just got word. the Official opening of the ball fields has been pushed back a week to May 5. if interested, full statement (from the vendors) is up at the 'Chop....

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Apr 26, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

"alternate universe" ballfields yesterday

don't have all that much to add... these 'bizarro fields' descriptions sound right-on.

i should add that the baseball fields are in no way affiliated with the famed soccer scene (tho that may change) -- b/c they're not part of the Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park... they've always felt way more informal, & a tad insular or self-contained.

i cruised by there several times last summer en route to the water, and there were always at least 1 or 2 folks selling something.... tho i never tried the pork taco. sounds great, gotta get me some. being a fan of tacos. and pork.

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Apr 24, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook Ball Fields 2007

ljibitca - Victor Rojas is from Chile. most of the food is Ecuadorian, tho he's been known to bust a move. had a delish stew he made there one time, said it was a chilean favorite. chock full of everything from pork to clams. more on the stand here: http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/...

re: opening weekend, just got word of some late-breaking news... that did not sound good. not disastrous, but a mild letdown. details pending.... as soon as i get the official statement, i'll pass it on.....

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Apr 24, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

Where to take Jamaican Grandfather for Jamaican?

future, there are some quality spots around church ave, utica & flatbush... tho be advised that unlike, say, brawta & stir it up, many are primarily take-out. wheels are a must.

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Apr 17, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

jamaica jamaica...please help!

been cruising thru east flatbush/brownsville the past few months, we're about ready to start posting pix & reports at The 'Chop. there is some tasty stuff in those parts tho, & not just jamaican - barbados, guyana, etc. stay tuned.

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Apr 17, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook Ball Fields 2007

hi all, i've received a few emails inquiring about when the season will be starting up this year.

spoke with the organizers, they have a tentative date. vendors are meeting this week to confirm.

i will post an announcement at The 'Chop as soon as it's settled, probably by this Tuesday at the latest...

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Apr 14, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

NYC Charcuterie

strong recc. for the Polish butchers in Greenpoint between the Nassau & Greenpoint stops on the G-line. having done some research, will suggest Steve's (great in-house weselna), Sikorski (extremely generous, uses old-school smoker, all meats made in-house), and Polam Foods (pretty hopping, lots of prepared dishes)....

only caution: don't eat before you go. you will be plied with samples.

pix of steve's & kielbasa history at The Porkchop Express http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com

Jan 12, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

Saigon Banh Mi, not as good as Ba Xuyen

Both are great; the best in the city, in my opinion. tho I give the edge to Saigon Banh Mi b/c of their roast pork. they live and die by that pork.

that being said, anyone can have an off day (i've had cold meat and poor toasting at ba xuyen), and the further from lunchtime, the more you chance a less-fresh product.

full banh mi reviews, manifestos, etc. at http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Jan 12, 2007
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook Ballfields

last "Official" day is Sunday, Oct. 22. That'd be next week.

On the plus side, the Rojas will continue making their wonderful ceviches, etc. I'll have contact info up by Tuesday in the "Rojas Ecuadorian" post.

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Oct 15, 2006
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs

red hook soccer fields: end of the season celebration....

The end-of-the-season/Independence Day Celebration is this saturday at the fields, 11am till sundown-ish.

In addition to the usual great eats, there will be a DJ, live music, clowns (?!), and a special soccer tournament. Should be even livelier than usual; and after this, things begin to wind down....until next spring, of course...

–The Porkchop Express
http://porkchop-express.blogspot.com/

Sep 13, 2006
J. Slab in Outer Boroughs