This past weekend many kicked the end of summer blues by heading out to the Red Hook Section of Brooklyn 4th annual Pig Island, held on Saturday September 6th. The outdoor event filled the Red Hook air with the smell of delicious pig dishes, live music, and the green grass was covered with people sitting on picnic blankets.
Hosted by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43, the pork filled event featured more than 25 chefs serving up their own unique dishes cooked over charcoal fired grills. Every year the chefs gather in Union Square Market to pick up the pigs from local New York farms. This year the porkers were supplied by Flying Pigs farms, located in Shushan, New York. The event also boasted a generous amount of craft beers including Barrier Brewing, Singlecut Beersmiths, Rockaway Brewing, and Sixpoint Craft Ales.
With the sun shining at full power, mounds of people poured off the NY Water Taxi and the streets in Red Hook to enjoy a great day of eating and drinking. Here's a quick recap of the day's events:
Ends Meat: Pork Nuggets served with kraut and pickled mustard
The Pig Guy NYC: Italian Spring Rolls with Roast Pork, Broccoli Rabe, and Provolone-Horseradish Mayo
Revolving Dansk: Copenhagen Street Dog
Pig Island 2014