I’d heard about the Brooklyn Night Bazaar via Twitter this week and it seemed like a good time so I went down last night after seeing An Evening With Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin with my mom during the day. Inside the downtown NQR platform at Union Square, a band was promoting themselves and their upcoming show at The Knitting Factor. They’re called Moon Hooch (check them out here) and they had a really interesting sound – not your usual band.
Forty five minutes and a free mini concert later, I exited the L train at Bedford and eventually found my way to Kent Street after passing some tacky Christmas lights on a house on North 5th and some cute lighting displays on Bedford Avenue itself.
I know it’s extremely typical Manhattanite of me to say but I love Bedford Avenue (Berry Street is equally as awesome). Tons of restaurants and shops, and I love the lights they put up during the winter (holidays?).
I eventually made it to Kent Street and perused the Bazaar. There were dozens of vendors that were selling material goods as well as food. I ended up buying a metal ring with a bow on it, a glass of sangria, and whoopie pie from Robicelli’s (which I still have yet to eat). I really wanted to buy the Manhattan “Clean Plates” guide (they also just released one for Brooklyn) but I still have a few Christmas presents to buy, so I decided I’d hold off. Clean Plates I learned was a guide to restaurants in the city who use free range meat and other local ingredients in their food. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that restaurants like Nanoosh, Josie’s, The Meatball Shop, and Citrus were on that list. They’re coming out with an App in a few weeks so keep an eye for that!
My friend Tanya eventually made her way to the Bazaar because she had tickets to see Titus Andronicus. Before I left though, we got a couple of photo sessions in the photo booth. The photo booth may or may not have looked like a younger Billie Joe Armstrong (yes, he was very, very cute – and we’re pretty sure he knew it).
Afterward I went to the Meatball Shop on Bedford for a few chicken meatballs and salad, and then made the trek home. It was a good (Bazaar?) night.