COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT – Tastes of Brooklyn—the team behind the Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Franklin Avenue, and Red Hook Food & Drink Crawls—have added a new culinary destination for local gourmands—the Columbia Street Waterfront District.
The new Tastes of Columbia Waterfront food crawl is partnering with the Carroll Gardens Association and will join the annual Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival taking place on Saturday, September 14 (12pm to 5pm). The Fall Fest celebrates the Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, and Columbia Waterfront neighborhoods, gathering local organizations, businesses, and artists for a day of live music, family-friendly activities, and an artisan marketplace.
“Partnering with Tastes of Brooklyn to bring the first ever Tastes of Columbia Waterfront is a natural partnership with the Carroll Gardens Association’s Fall Festival,” Ben Fuller-Googins, Programming and Planning Director of the Carroll Gardens Association, said in a statement to Bklyner. “We are excited to be deepening our mission of bringing together the diverse Southwest Brooklyn community and supporting local businesses and artists.”
The Tastes of Columbia Waterfront crawl will invite ticket holders to sample fare from participating businesses along Columbia Street (from Kane to Henry) and Union Street.
Ticket prices are $22 for four tastes and $54 for 11 tastes (prices include fees). Check out the list of participating Columbia Waterfront businesses below and click here for a map.
Alma – 187 Columbia Street
Brooklyn Collective—Cocktails – 212 Columbia Street
Calexico – 122 Union Street
40 Knots Bar – 200 Columbia Street
Flying Lobster—Petite Crevette – 144 Union Street
Francesco’s Pizzeria & Trattoria – 529 Henry Street
House of Pizza & Calzone – 132 Union Street
Il Vignetto Fine Wine & Spirits – 145 Union Street
Jest Green—Jam’it Bistro – 205 Columbia Street
Krok – 117 Columbia Street
The Longshoreman – 215 Columbia Street
Lum Dee Thai Cuisine – 218 Columbia Street
Mex Carroll’s Diner – 192 Columbia Street
Mazzat – 208 Columbia Street
Poppy’s Brooklyn – 189 Columbia Street
As always, proceeds from the event will support Seeds in the Middle, a non-profit organization working to empower youth in central Brooklyn with the Hip2B Healthy program. A youth-run Hip2B Healthy Market will offer juices and smoothies during the Columbia Waterfront crawl, and there will be a scavenger hunt, soccer, and other activities for kids throughout the day.
Additional Tastes of Brooklyn Fall 2019 events include: Tastes of Gowanus on Sept. 21; the Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill Crawl on Oct. 5; the first Tastes of Flatbush on Oct. 6; Tastes of Franklin Avenue on Oct. 19; and the Smith Street Soup Fest on Oct. 26.