street fair food

May 18, 2009 |  Category:   nyc



Street fairs in NYC are sort of predictable – you know, tube socks and various meats-on-a-stick. The 5th Avenue street fair in Park Slope does one better because many of the local restaurants in the neighborhood expand beyond their storefronts and onto the streets, offering street food that makes it possible to eat your way through the 20 or so blocks by merely spending a few bucks here and there. Besides, it’s near our apartment so even if we want to avoid it, we can’t. We didn’t take photos of the sushi handrolls and ribs from Blue Ribbon or the $1 samosas because they were gone in a flash, but here are the girls enjoying the more typical street fair snacks, hotdogs and kabobs.

Oh, and these photos were taken with my new Canon T1i, which I finally pulled the trigger on late one night last week (remember that commercial back in the 90s – the one where the guy dances nervously around, then gingerly pushes the buy button on his computer and immediately dances nervously away? I don’t remember what the commercial was for, but this is how I felt). I’m still learning how to use it, but so far, this camera rocks, despite the stupid “Rebel” logo which I wish they’d retire.

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  • Brenda May 18, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Nice! I went through the same experience ordering my own new Canon – still learning the ropes!!! Great pix. The girls are looking pretty happy noshing on the yummies.

  • Fiona May 18, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Is it bad that all I can focus on is how clean the girls’ clothes are? I’m thinking, “If Iain ate that he’d be *covered* in sauce, grease, bread…”

    Congrats on the new camera.

  • Pam May 19, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Everytime I do online shopping these days, I do the nervous dance. 🙂

  • Jenna May 19, 2009 at 8:45 am

    fiona, that photo of mia was taken before she dribbled soy sauce from her handroll all over her jacket, so….

  • laura May 19, 2009 at 10:58 am

    your kids are just adorable. the sweetest little faces.

  • Tumus May 19, 2009 at 11:09 am

    LOL my finace would love the fact that your picked a Canon over a Nikon. Ah well. I kind of want to get a point and shoot to keep in my purse for all the every day things. I still love my Nikon D40 ^_^ they are both equally great camera companies.

  • Alicia May 19, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I was at the street fair, and the chicken kebab Mia is holding was the best chicken I’ve had in forever (and I covered my jacket in BBQ sauce, too)!!! Good choice, Mia.

  • kim Booth May 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I live in the neighborhood, too. We were actually looking to see if you guys would had a table. I thought this would be my day to try your delicious cookies. I’ll just order instead. Mmm. I’m going to do that right now.

    And what a cute gray coat!