Not even a little bit of rain could stop one and all from having a blast at last Wednesday’s Drive-In Dinner at the Brooklyn Brewery. Bongo Brothers, the Red Hook Lobster Pound, Feed Your Hole, the Morris Truck and Coolhaus transformed the block outside of the brewery into the tastiest place to be in Williamsburg.
Bongo Brothers led the caravan with Cuban sandwiches filled with smoked ham, mojo marinated roasted pork, swiss cheese, mustard, and homemade pickles. The Morris Truck dished up classic grilled cheese sandwiches, garnished if you wanted with habanero salsa and tangy pickled onions and radishes. Coolhaus–sandwiched between The Morris Truck and Feed Your Hole– wowed the crowd with their wacky ice cream sandwich flavor pairings. The favorite combo? Fried chicken and waffle ice cream with red velvet cookies. Feed Your Hole’s Porky’s Dogs reminded us that everything is, in fact, better with bacon. And last, but far from least, the Red Hook Lobster Pound jazzed up the classic BLT by adding lobster and chipotle mayo.
The food was amazing, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the beer–Brooklyn Brewery supplied pairings for each course. We washed down our Cuban sandwiches with Brooklyn Lager. The Guinness chip ice cream sammies were dreamy with Black Chocolate Stout. The Porky’s Dogs intense flavor matched the hoppiness of Blast!, one of Brooklyn Brewery’s more potent ales. The chipotle mayo on those lobster BLTs was a match made in heaven with Sorachi Ace. And the grilled cheese sandwiches went down great with Brooklyn Brown Ale.
So there you have it. For a visualization of this awesome event, check out our slideshow with some great shots from Clay Williams.
Thanks to all the vendors, the Brooklyn Brewery and our guests for making it a successful evening!