Sunday Funday: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Thank goodness we’re having a spring this year. This was another sunny-but-jackets-required weekend. On Saturday, we walked over to Franny’s, where my bff Jill once sat next to her #1 celeb crush, Jake Gyllenhaal.

Sunday we went back to Prospect Park for the Food Truck Rally and enjoyed a walk through the neighborhood.

Was one of my neighbors inspired by The Shawshank Redemption?

Park Slope Balloons
Party’s here?

Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch
Goddess of Victory + friends

Cinco de Mayo lunch
Delicious fish and chicken tacos and Mexican Coke(!) from Mike n Willie’s

Enjoying a Mexican Coke in Park Slope
Mexican Coke in Park Slope!


Sunday Funday: Prospect Park Food Truck Rally

Today was a sunny, acceptably warm (53) day which meant New Yorkers are required to spend some time outdoors. V and I decided to pick up some coffee for fuel and walk over to the Prospect Park Food Truck Rally. It’s held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays every month and has 12 or so food trucks lined up in Grand Army Plaza, which I refer to as Paris. Although the options ranged from BBQ to Lebanese to tacos to slushies, we both opted to honor  the city of brotherly love and had Philly cheesesteaks.

Shorty's NYC
Although we were buttoned-up in jackets and I even saw a baby in a snowsuit (equally as inappropriate as the people wearing shorts and tees), spring has finally sprung in Brooklyn. This year it took its sweet time, but I couldn’t be happier – it’s my favorite season for the neighborhood.

Prospect Park West
Prospect Park West

Yellow Flowers
Yellow flowers in Prospect Park. Early bloomers, although I’m not sure what they are?

I wish daffodil-tulip season lasted longer. It’s, what, 2 weeks?

Park Slope Tulip Tree
I *think* this is a tulip tree in Park Slope.

Not a Food Blog

This is not meant to be a food blog, but interesting food news keeps coming up, like so:

Eater is celebrating burger week with a burger bracket challenge, and who can resist any bracket challenge? I’ve only had the Minetta Tavern’s Black Label Burger (way too thick), The Burger Joint (a fine burger, but not worth the trip to 57th Street considering I live in Brooklyn and work below Houston) and The Corner Bistro burger (great, but so crowded and I have no interest in fighting for a burg). And all that really matters – Shake Shack! My pea brain can’t even imagine a better burger than Shake Shack, so I’m voting for them in every round possible. And now Eater has taught me that I will exclusively be purchasing Martin’s Potato Rolls from now on with their deconstruction of the Shake Shack Burger.

Image by Shake Shack, via Eater