The weather forecast currently calls for temperatures in the 50s and 60s this weekend, which is just peachy because it's the final outdoor weekend for Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea for the season. If you haven't yet swung by Smorgasburg, do yourself a favor and bring your belly over there on Saturday. It's a great alternative to annoying brunch; the riverfront market in Williamsburg boasts local vendors selling everything from homemade mustard to banana-ricotta spring rolls to addictive fried anchovies from the rock stars at Bon Chovie. And this Saturday there's a special new addition that's sure to have food-obsessed New Yorkers lining up with mouths and wallets open wide.
Insanely popular and breathlessly hyped Long Island City diner M. Wells, which closed in August, will be at Smorgasburg Saturday selling traditional meat pies (pictured above). M. Wells owner Sarah Obraitis says, "The Quebecois meat pies are something that come out in the fall and winter. Luscious pie crust filled with an assortment of meats and game like beef, chicken, pork, venison, rabbit, guinea hen, with onions, potatoes, mushrooms and booze. Our cranberry ketchup is awesome on it and we'll also have gravy."
Starting in December, Smorgasburg will be moving indoors for the winter with a more pared-down version at the Brooklyn Brewery called SmorgasBrewery. And of course the Brooklyn Flea will be doing brisk business at 1 Hanson, that gorgeous clock tower building in downtown Brooklyn that used to house the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in its vaulted ground floor.