Smorgasburg at SummerStage

SummerStage and Smorgasburg are teaming up to present an evening of delicious eats and music by NYC party gurus Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin of Mister Saturday Night.

In what will hopefully be a preview of 2015, we’ve specially selected our 30 favorite food vendors to put on their best show at a Smorgasburg at SummerStage Central Park for one night only: Friday, September 19, from 5 to 9pm. Stroll into the world’s loveliest city park before twilight on a late summer’s eve, watch the sunset amongst the tall trees, sip a lovely beer or fine wine, and munch on the finest munchies in town. It’s all so civilized in Central Park, right? Yes, and it’s also free.

Breaking News: We’ve just added none other than the Mister Saturday Night wunderkind DJs Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin to the bill! Our favorite musical purveyors, dancing in the park—now you really have no excuse not to come.

Need one more reason? Our old pals at Mile End have created a special shabbos dinner of matzo ball soup, braised brisket, and babka just for the occasion. Enough to feed the whole mishpucha!

Some folks aren’t aware that the Flea and Smorg have operated the food-and-beverage concession at SummerStage since 2010, where four food vendors set up for all 50+ shows every summer, and we run the bar. Asia Dog, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Lonestar Empire/Best Summer, and Pizza Moto have been holding it down uptown for a few years now, but we figured why not take a stab at throwing a proper Smorg party in such a stellar setting. If tons of you show up and it goes great, maybe we’ll do it on the regular next year.

Lots of ye olde stalwarts will be there—Mighty Quinn’s, Ramen Burger, Cemitas, Lumpia Shack, Milk Truck—plus some new faves: Dan & John’s Wings, Carnal (of the giant beef rib), East Coast Poké (Hawaiian ceviche!), El Super (seafood tostadas), and Fleisher’s (the grass-fed upstate/Park Slope butcher shop with the mean burgers). Plus Butter & Scotch sweet treats, Brooklyn Soda Works’ dee-lish drinks, and of course our trusty beer and wine bar. Oh, we’ll tell you who the DJ is when we know. 🙂

Can you think of a reason not to come with all your pals? Us either.

Here’s the full vendor lineup:

Asia Dog

Blue Marble Ice Cream

Bon Chovie

Brooklyn Oyster Party

Brooklyn Soda Works

Butter & Scotch



Chickpea & Olive

Dan and John’s Wings

Dosa Royale


East Coast Poké

El Gato Nacho

El Super


Handsome Hank’s Fish Hut

Home Frite


Lonestar Empire/Best Summer

Lumpia Shack

Mighty Quinn’s

Mile End

Milk Truck Grilled Cheese

Pizza Moto


Queen Cobra Thai

Ramen Burger

Red Hook Lobster Pound


Solber Pupusas

Takumi Taco