Food Porn From the Great GoogaMooga Festival

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A little rain didn’t stop us from chowing down on good eats

Jane Bruce

Roberta's was on hand making fresh pizza alongside PizzaMoto and South Brooklyn Pizza.

Over the weekend the Great GoogaMooga, a food and music festival, came to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for the second year, but was cut short because of nonstop rain on Sunday. The festival boasted 81 food vendors, who set up shop to sell their dishes to hungry festival-goers. Some restaurants returned (like festival favorites Red Hook Lobster Pound, Melt Bakery, and Crif Dogs), and more new ones were added, including The Meatball Shop, Eataly, Maison Premiere, and Fatty Cue.

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This year’s festivities were set up slightly differently, with the elimination of the ExtraMooga area but the addition of a VIP Cocktail Experience, featuring cocktails from the likes of Booker & Dax and The NoMad. There were two large beer tents that required tickets, but also multiple spots to get beer or wine with cash. As opposed to last year, when attendees complained of extremely long waits for food and beverages, long lines were a rarity at this year's festival (with the exception of a few spots like Umami Burger, whose truffle burger was a must for many festival-goers).

While Sunday’s festivities did get canceled due to the rainy weather, about 20,000 patrons still got to enjoy one (cold and misty) general admission day of GoogaMooga on Saturday, as well as Friday night's ticketed event.

The festival's music lineup kicked off Friday night with performances from The Darkness, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Flaming Lips. Saturday's musical offerings started with Brooklyn locals Lee Fields & The Expressions, and ended with another set of Brooklyn locals, Matt & Kim. Between the music, folks got to fill their stomachs with Do or Dine’s foie gras donut (if they weren’t daring enough to try it last year), or warm up with mac and cheese from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.

 

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