Slideshow: The First Annual 'Tasting Brooklyn': Sausages, Falafel, Cupcakes, and More

Tchoup Shop
Tchoup Shop
Founder Simon Glenn (left) brings his New Orleans-style duck and okra gumbo (and Southern charm) to Tasting Brooklyn, with jazz hands help from Jack Landry.

Sundays at d.b.a., 113 N 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 (map); tchoupshop.com

Clover Club
Clover Club
Lamb sliders worth finishing.

210 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (map); 718-855-7939; cloverclubny.com‎

Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Wash down assorted sausages and mustard with a cool shot glass of beer.

64 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 (map); 718-599-0025; loreleynyc.com‎

Linger Cafe & Lounge
Linger Cafe & Lounge
Kale and quinoa salad plus watermelon gazpacho provided guests with a virtuous breather between heavier dishes.

533 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map); 347-689-4813; lingercafelounge.com

The Castello Plan
The Castello Plan
The stewed mushroom crostini were downright meaty.

Related: Mimi's Hummus and The Castello Plan: The Ever-Evolving Cortelyou Road

1213 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn NY 11218 (map); 718-856-8888; thecastelloplan.com

The Chocolate Room
The Chocolate Room
Chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn + mini chocolate cupcakes = guaranteed crowd pleasers.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Red Hook Lobster Pound
I tasted a hint of summer in these shrimp rolls with tarragon, roasted garlic and mayo.

284 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn NY 11231 (map); 646-326-7650; redhooklobsterpound.com

reBar
reBar
One sunnyside-up quail egg topped each plate of creamy polenta, toasted pine nuts, and truffle oil.

147 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (map); 718-797-2322; rebarnyc.com

Fornino
Fornino
Wash down the braised short rib ravioli with the Park Slope, a specialty cocktail of Absolut Brooklyn, sweet vermouth, Plymouth Sloe gin, fresh orange juice, and a dash of Galliano.

254 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 (map); 718-399-8600; forninoparkslope.com

Purple Yam
Purple Yam
Chicken and pork adobo in purple yam pan de sal, Philippine heirloom rice, and kalamansi juice.

1314 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn NY 11226 (map); 718-940-8188; purpleyamnyc.com

Robicelli's
Robicelli's
The Breuckelen cupcake packed some serious cinnamon deliciousness.

Cupcakes available at multiple locations; check robicellis.tumblr.com.

Smiles all around
Smiles all around
Good food makes people happy. Congrats, Brooklyn Exposed!