After several years in Williamsburg, I’m moving to Ft. Greene in Brooklyn next month to a lovely brownstone building on historic Clinton Ave. I’ll write about the history of this lovely neighborhood soon. Last weekend, in exploring our new hood, the wife and I visited the Brooklyn flea in Ft. Greene and managed to put down a Chai sticky bun and a lobster roll. The best food find though was Kings County Jerky company. We tried all the flavors, including an amazing portabello mushroom jerky, but wound up buying the Korean BBQ jerky. There meat is grass fed, all natural ingredients, no preservatives or corn syrup.
My fishing buddy and I killed the entire pack last Sunday fishing Kensico. According to the press, Chris Woehrle and Robert Stout, really pushed their concept for artisanal jerky from a home kitchen endeavor to a business when they entered Rooster Design’s Next Big Small Brand contest. My fav kombucha, Brooklyn Kombucha, was also a contestant. Though Woehrle and Stout didn’t win, the contest drove word of mouth and cemented their business. They moved to a professional kitchen and got to work (but they kept their day jobs).
Another surprising find amidst the vintage bric-a-brac and knick-knacks, were framed posters of some of my favorite fish, brown and rainbow trout, largemouth bass and fluke.
And now for the piece de resistance! The Striper…coincidentally, the season on Stripers opened on April 15th.