Today was arguably one of the nicest days we’ve had in a long time. Nonstop sunshine just warm enough to dare wearing a t-shirt at the skate-park. Makes me pine for Spring all the more. I’m looking forward to the Farmer’s Market full of greens, buds on trees, and loud birds in the AM. The Farmer’s Market is still a bit spare so its right to hit up Urban Rustic on McCarren Park for whatever’s in season. I’ve slept on UR for too long–I go, marvel, and forget it about it for months on end. Don’t know why. They have the best fresh juices and smoothies, local organic meat and veg, sandwiches with names like the “Iroquois” and “Wolf Jaw”.
UR features organic and biodynamic foods where “customers and suppliers” can come together–and the boast a country general store look (increasingly popular in BK as a sign that “locavores” eat here). I ain’t gonna lie, eating this way, from places like UR and Radish, ain’t cheap, but damn if it ain’t good.
At some point I’m going to have a post on the rise of new local brands, maybe one on food, the other on apparel. Its amazing to see the explosion in brands and how they wear the “brooklyn” badge.