Bushwick’s never-ending crusade to become more like Williamsburg continues with a new weekend market set to appear in late April over in that small patch of triangle where Morgan Avenue and Johnson Avenue meet, right across the street from Kings County. Felicia Foodfuqer, the organizer of the market, which has been dubbed Buffetwick, described her hopes and dreams for the future of the food scene in Bushwick.
“I want to take what Smorgasburg does and give it a less corporate, more DIY feel. We’re talking like poorly-wrapped tamales, tacos with the filling coming out on the plate before you even bite into it, that sort of thing.” Other fare Foodfuqer wants to include in the mix is, obviously, breakfast. “Because the name was the closest way to emulate Smorgasburg, I have to make certain that we play up the breakfast element–pancakes, omelets, French toast, the whole she-bang.” That’s where local hub of apathy Tina’s comes in, there to provide an exclusive breakfast menu for the weekly event.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing what kind of specialty items Tina’s is going to turn out. If their non-descript colored toast and semi-grey eggs is any indication of what’s to come, we’re going to have a lot to look forward to.” Buffetwick is expected to draw in thousands in the first week, with interested food enthusiasts coming all the way from the far reaches of Ridgewood.
Written by Genna Rivieccio