Lost & Found

 

Every single time. I never fail to stop and wonder, if it will ever find it’s way home.This city or somewhere far, far away. If it opens something small and locked away or the door to a big beautiful home. Laying there on the ground,in the freezing cold or the blazing heat. If the owner knows it’s no longer safety nestled in their pocket ,but out here. All alone and waiting.

What am I?

Wood fired organic flour pizza at Smorgasborg

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Big Mozz’s wood fired organic flour pizza

This wood fired organic flour pizza was my favorite out of everything at smorgasburg. Wood fired pizza is just on a different level from electric/gas oven pizza. The whole pizza was infused with a smoky flavor similar to how meat is infused with barbeque flavor on a grill. The thin organic flour crust was slighty chewy and crisp. The roasted tomato sauce base brought all the flavors of the prosciutto, hand made mozzarella, roasted tomatoes,pecorino romano and parsley together perfectly. Topped with a drizzle of olive oil. I love olive oil.

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Big Mozz’s Stall

You’ll have to wait about 15 minutes because it’s freshly made. Definitely worth the wait for that delicious ooey gooey cheese to meld with the toppings and for the dough to crisp up into that beautiful texture. There were a few charred bits I could have done without but they were easily picked off. Personal pizza size for one or if you’re feeling generous, share with a friend.  It is served on a cardboard disk that felt surprisingly sturdy so I didn’t feel like I was gonna drop my pizza while hunting for a picnic table to eat this on.

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Menu options

10/10 would order again 😋! Sharing between friends is a great way to maximize tastings without squashing all the real estate in your stomach on just 1 food option. We ordered an assortment of stuff between us at Smorgasburg and we didn’t even finish it all😱.

Check out my grilled whole squid from Smorgasburg post🐙

 

Grilled squid at Smorgasburg,Oh no you squidn’t!

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Whole Grilled Squid

A whole grilled squid with pickled ginger, teriyaki sauce? and spicy mayo! It is quite uncommon to find grilled whole squid at outdoor food fairs. Grilled squid is usually served on a skewer and never presented as nicely as this. The pickled ginger offers a nice flavor contrast. Ask for extra sauce! Unfortunately I can’t remember which stall it is T-T, it was $8-$10

While we were perusing the stalls,literally started sweating within five minutes. Note to self: Don’t go to an  outdoor food fair when it’s hot as heck (90+ degrees) when there is no shade to hide under D: Literally started sweating within 5 minutes of perusing the stalls. The perfect time to go is now when it’s nice and breezy. Williamsburg’s Smorgasborg is open every Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm until October 29.

Location : East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.)

 

World’s First Underground Park: Lowline 2020

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Most New Yorkers have heard of the High line, but have you guys heard of the Lowline? The Highline is a luscious greenery filled park on elevated railroad tracks that are no longer in use. Let’s put it this way, the Lowline is its dark, mysterious, underground sibling. The first underground park in the world.
When you first walk in, the feeling is very dystopian. I imagine this is what underground parks would look like if mankind were ever banished to live in the bellies of the earth. Aside from dystopian, it also feels pretty cool. Perhaps these are the parks of the future. Abandoned underground spaces, turned into luscious greenery-filled public spaces.  I bet you’re thinking :”How would plants grow underground…there’s no sunlight….”  Au contraire mon cherie, it’s the 21st century! Using technology of course. Sunlight is collected by a solar collection dish which travels down a tube of fiberoptic cables to be redisbursed underground by a the dome panels(seen in video on ceiling)  to plants and trees below. Isn’t it crazy how sunlight is physically brought underground? The actual location opens in the year 2020, two blocks away in an abandoned trolley station.

Click for Underground park sneak peek video👀

*Pop by if you’re in the area to chill in the underground oasis- there’s a few tables and chairs in there to sit on
Location:
140 Essex Street
(between Rivington and Stanton Streets)
Lower East Side – New York City
Subway: J/M/F Essex Delancey Street
Hours:
Saturday and Sunday
11am – 5pm
Free and Open to the Public (Person in front says suggested donation is $10. However this works like most of the public museums in New York. Give what you wish~)
October 2015- March 2017