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Brooklyn’s Annual UnFancy Food Show

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It’s blazing hot this weekend (as it will probably be for the next 3 months), and they only way to nurse that hangover properly is to either bring a Camelbak’s worth of Gatorade to the beach or soak up all that booze with delicious local food. Since I JUST ran out of my SPF 85, I’m going the food route, with the annual UnFancy Food Show at the Bell House.

If your line of work doesn’t require you to attend multiple trade shows each year, count yourself lucky. The Javits Center can be a overwhelming, soul-crushing kind of place. It’s also the home to the Fancy Food Show which brings hundreds of specialty food vendors from all over the country. As an antidote to this behemoth trade show, the UnFancy Food Show celebrates all things local (as Brooklynites tend to do) and have expanded their event in their new venue, the Bell House in Gowanus.

With over 50 vendors this year, there’s plenty of variety to appease your taste buds. Even though it’s called unfancy, the food is still top notch and features delicacies like confit, artisinal chocolates, and plenty of meaty goodness from Marlow & Sons. While the food is formal, the vibe is not, and it’s all about boozing on local brews while you feast on whatever catches your eye. There’s also going to be music all day, and $2 12 oz cans of Brooklyn Lager, a recipe for a good time if there ever was one. And don’t worry animal lovers, there’s plenty of vegetarian and vegan treats to go around as well. I’ll take this over learning about new varieties of Sun Chips any day.

UnFancy Food Show
Sunday, June 27
The Bell House
149 7th St
Between 2nd & 3rd Ave [Gowanus]
Tickets are $5

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).