Smorgasburg adds over 30 new vendors to 2021 lineup
Back in action after a 19-month hiatus, fan-favorite outdoor food market Smorgasburg has announced a lineup of 34 new vendors that will be popping up this year across the festival’s network of locations in Williamsburg, Jersey City, Prospect Park, the World Trade Center, and Seward Park’s Hester Flea.
Vendor additions include already-established names in NYC, like jerk chicken powerhouse Peppa’s, Bao Tea House, and the ever-expanding Korean corn dog chain Oh K-Dog. Mixed in among the familiar names are new food businesses debuting at the market’s various locations, including pandemic-born Colombian empanada shop Nadas NYC (at Jersey City and Hester Flea), and Los Milanesos, a Mexico City taco shop coming to the U.S. for the first time (in Williamsburg).
Smorgasburg is also bringing back last year’s delivery program for some vendors at the Brooklyn markets starting August 7.
In other news
— In the latest sign that Midtown is emerging from the pandemic, Michelin-starred Le Bernardin is reopening for lunch starting September 15 for the first time since the initial citywide shutdown last year, according to a restaurant spokesperson. The fine dining destination is also now requiring proof of vaccination for diners at both Le Bernardin and next-door wine bar Aldo Sohm.
— The Met Gala is going vegan this year with a menu prepared by a star lineup of NYC chefs including Atomix’s Junghyun Park, Aquavit’s Emma Bengtsson, and Nasim Alikhani of Sofreh in Park Slope.
— There’s a family feud over the sprawling Sheepshead Bay seafood restaurant Lundy’s as various relatives fight ownership of 49,000-square-foot building, the Real Deal reports.
— Wegmans signage is officially up at Astor Place, where the grocer is making its Manhattan debut in 2023.
— Chef Greg Baxtrom is bringing Olmsted’s summer menu to Rockefeller Center for the next two weeks at 620 Loft & Garden.
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