Cesar Fueuntes, executive director of the Red Hook food vendors committee, confirms that the whole vendor gang will return tentatively on May 2. That includes: pupusas from Soler Dominican, huaraches from Fernando Martinez, elotes preparados (or grilled corn) from Everardo Vaquero, and the ceviche. The Brooklyn Flea will also host satellite stands on Saturdays, once it returns to the outdoor Fort Greene space on April 18.
In regards to the Red Hook vendor redesign contest we mentioned last December, Fueuntes said they have selected four finalists and will hold a public viewing of these entries later this season, calling upon the community for input.
Lastly, Fuentes hipped us to a little secret. A very cryptic one:
We are close on signing up to be a part of an amazing festival in a very popular and historic Brooklyn location that will soon promise to be one of the most talked about events in NYC. Most of our vendors are planning to be a part of this festival and will be there weekends throughout the entire season. As soon as we secure our participation, we will make it official.