Just in case you didn’t feel like there was quite enough going on during this weekend’s Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park, the food-centric festival announced late last week that they will be hosting three exclusive pop-up restaurants on both Saturday and Sunday on top of the 85 food vendors that will be on-site. From what it sounds like, this year is bound to be even more overwhelming than last year but without the downfalls (many VIP ticket holders didn’t get a chance to have a single bite of food).
For those who get flustered whenever you have the opportunity to pick a restaurant to go to due to an overabundance of options, we suggest you plan ahead before walking into the fair grounds to prevent your foodie brain from totally exploding. While there will be plenty of restaurants and purveyors offering up food at various stations, we definitely recommend putting these three unique pop-ups on your radar:
ROBERTA’S URBAN REN FAIRE
Our favorite Bushwick pizzeria is coining their medieval-inspired pop-up concept as the “ultimate medieval meat-on-a-stick-eating dance party.” So basically they are taking the DJ and dance elements of their weekend Tiki Disco parties and mixing in some Elizabethan maidens, knights and royal banquets, with a little Game of Thrones on the side. Tickets are $20 and reservations times are 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm. If the typical wait for a table at Roberta’s and the lines to get into their Tiki Disco party are of any indication- we suggest reserving your spot ahead of time.
LITTLE WISCO SEAFOOD BOIL & BBQ
For all the Gabe Stuleman-restaurant fans out there, this is your dream come true. A collaborative project by Fedora, Joseph Leonard, and Jeffrey’s Grocery, this pop-up concept includes a Down East seafood boil combined with classic summer activities like bocce and cornhole. Toss bocce balls with friends while downing cold brews and enjoying an old-school seafood boil and BBQ by three of your favorite restaurants. Tickets are $20 and reservations times are 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6:30pm.
THE SPOTTED PIG HAUS
The Spotted Pig gastropub fare + a classic German biergarten = perfect summer afternoon. The Spotted Pig Haus with Chef April Bloomfield will pop up at GoogaMooga offering some of her favorite meaty dishes along with a wide selection of German beers and wine. Tickets are $15 and reservation times are 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, and 6:15pm.