Nap Tour Stop: Taste of Williamsburg

By Maggie Taylor  |  Sep 19, 2016
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What’s better than napping? Napping after indulging in an all-day food festival. This weekend, the Nap Tour made its way to Brooklyn to swing by the Taste of Williamsburg Food Festival. The annual block party features food from the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries.

We started the day in typical New York fashion with a very large, strong cup of black coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company. After our morning coffee (and several refills), we began to stop by the stands.

First, after following the smell of salty, buttery deliciousness, we found the Anella booth. They were serving Pork Belly Biscuits, yum. The sandwich was simple: spicy mayo, cabbage, pickled onions, cilantro, and tender pork belly between a massive biscuit. Think a Vietnamese Bahn-Mi sandwich. ON A BISCUIT. A+

When you’re in New York, pizza is acceptable at any time of day. 2am on a Saturday? Yes. 9am on a Tuesday? Absolutely. The colder, the better. It was only natural that we ordered a pie for breakfast. We stopped by the Sottacasa Pizzeria tent, and ordered the tomatoes, mozzarella, hot Italian sausage, and basil.

The best part? The Brooklyn Star tent, where they were serving cheddar waffle crackers with mashed potatoes, fried chicken, and hot sauce. Our official waffle rating was 8.4. Extra points for giving us seconds.

There were tons of dessert options, so we indulged in all. Why? Well… why not? We had the Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Hazelnut Peanut Butter Brownies from Bakeri, made-to-order crepes from The Le Gamin booth, and a slice of cake from Piece of Velvet.

Conveniently, the Napmobile was located by the bar section of the food festival. We had several tasty libations: like slushy Gin and Tonics, Bloody Mary’s from McClure’s Pickles and Tito’s Vodka, and lagers from Brooklyn Brewery.

After our afternoon of eating and drinking, we were ready for a much-deserved nap. DON’T FIGHT THE FOOD COMA. We took off our tennis shoes and slipped into some Casper slippers. The napping conditions were perfect: the lights were dimmed, the A/C was blasting, and the DJ was playing soft, happy Sunday music.

Next weekend, the Napmobile will be serving naps at the Great Bacon Picnic. Stay tuned for more.

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