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Find me in Prospect Park, Edible readers—the annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival has arrived.
Besides paying a bit too much for a limited booze selection, you get a full Brooklyn package here: mostly free top-notch performances (Amadou & Mariam, Sylvan Esso, Pilobolus and Andrew Bird are personal highlights), picnic room, local vendor popups and delicious food from the Farm on Adderley and the Good Batch. The organizers make it easy to make an evening of it.
But say you’re like me and want to either skip the lines, head out afterwards for a beer or grab some food food for a picnic—where to go? Just walk 5 minutes to Windsor Terrace:
🍺 + 🍔 : The Double Windsor has a rotating craft beer selection and a burger that’s totally worth it.
🍜 : East Wind Snack Shop serves some of the best dumplings in Brooklyn. Go before the show since they close at 9 p.m.
🍗 : DUB Pies has been on the New York street food scene for years now and their café sits right between the Double Windsor and EWSS. A few of their pies are perfect for the show.
More 🍺 and picnic supplies: 209 Station has as good of a craft beer selection as anywhere in the city (cans, bottles, crowlers to-go—you just can’t bring them inside the bandshell) as well as a wide selection of picnic snacks. J&H Farm right up the street is a great classic bodega too that also sells the owner’s homemade kimchi.