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Street Food: The Red Hook Food Vendors Return this Weekend

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On Saturdays and Sundays from April to late October, street food and Latin American food lovers of all stripes flock to Red Hook Park's ball fields to savor foods from the legendary Red Hook Food Vendors. Since 1974, vendors have operated on the edges of the park on Clinton and Bay Street. But this year is different. In the words of veteran vendor Marcos Lainez from El Olomega Pupusas, "This is the beginning and it could be the end." More

Red Hook Vendors Will Close Weekend of October 31

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

No doubt the Country Boys taco truck line will be especially killer this weekend coming off of last week's Vendys victory. Along with the other Red Hook ballfield vendors, the truck will be parking at the Clinton and Bay intersection... More

Initial Thoughts on Red Hook Vendors 2009

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

Pork and beef huarache. The Red Hook ball field vendors returned this weekend, and Serious Eater IkeIkeIke had this to say about the spread: These trucks were amazing yesterday. Carne asada tacos and goat tacos (from the Perez truck),... More

Schedule for This Weekend's Return of the Red Hook Vendors

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

The Red Hook vendors return in full-force this weekend, operating between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. They'll set up at the Red Hook Recreational Area, near the corner of Bay and Clinton streets, every weekend until the end of... More

Red Hook Vendors Will Have Coney Island-Themed Foods at Dreamland

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The latest in Red Hook vendors world: the tentative start date for the ballfields grand re-opening we gave you last week is official: May 2. Representative Cesar Fuentes just sent out a press release setting that date in stone.... More

Red Hook Vendors at Coney Island's Dreamland This Summer

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Last week, director Cesar Fuentes insinuated a third location for the Red Hook ballfield vendors (after the ballfield itself and the Brooklyn Flea), and that appears to be Dreamland amusement park, the new permutation of Astroland on Coney Island.... More

Red Hook Ball Field Vendors Will Return May 2

Erin Zimmer 13 comments

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... More

Steps to Make Red Hook Ball Field Vendors More Permanent

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The design professionals behind Architecture for Humanity New York must secretly love huaraches, ceviche, and other favorites from the Red Hook ball field vendors. The group is organizing a competition called, “Call for Ideas: A New Marketplace for the... More

Red Hook Vendors Closing Sunday

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Will Maintain Satellite Stands at Brooklyn Flea Through Late December We just got an email from Red Hook vendor executive director Cesar Fuentes: We would like to inform you that our operation for the 2008 season in Red Hook Park... More

An Inside Look at The Dessert Truck Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Gordon Mark 3 comments

I was lucky enough to attend the Throwdown taping between Bobby Flay and the Dessert Truck dudes (Jerome Chang and Chris Chen) yesterday. I got there around 1:30 PM, when there was a small line to register and sign... More

Off the Beaten Path: Non-Red Hook Pupusas

Joe DiStefano 2 comments

The Red Hook ball fields made them famous; now Joe DiStefano tracks down a lesser known pupusa. More

Red Hook Vendors Operating on Labor Day

Adam Kuban Post a comment

Cesar Fuentes gave us the word in late July that the Red Hook ball field vendors were considering holiday action, and so the word has come to pass. From an email from Fuentes: I wanted to share some last-minute... More

Red Hook Vendors May Add Weekday, Holidays, to Schedule

Adam Kuban 2 comments

In confirming Red Hook ball field vendor hours with Cesar Fuentes, I came away with this bit of intel: Vendors set up as early as 8 a.m. and are ready for business between 9 and 10 a.m. The affair goes... More

Serious Eats Meet-Up: Sunday July 27 at the Red Hook Ball Fields

Zach Brooks 8 comments

Let's Get to Know Each Other Over Huaraches and Pupusas As you may know, the Red Hook ball field vendors are back, and we thought this weekend would be a great time for a Serious Eats eating expedition and meet-up.... More

Red Hook Vendors Are Back: Opening Day 2008 in Photos

Adam Kuban 3 comments

Adam Kuban hits up the Red Hook ball fields on opening day and files this report (complete with elote video greatness.) More

Red Hook Vendors: A Quick Guide for the Uninitiated

Adam Kuban 13 comments

Photographs by Peter Cunningham The Red Hook vendors are slated to open this weekend—almost three months behind their typical schedule, all due to more stringent oversight from the city health department. What to Expect New and/or Refurbished Carts or... More

Flea-goers Get an Early Taste of the Red Hook Ballfield Vendors

Zach Brooks 1 comment

Get a taste of the Red Hook Ballfields at the Brooklyn Flea this weekend. More

Ikea Hack: Free Ferry and Bus Service Will Give Easy Access to Red Hook Ball Field Vendors

Adam Kuban 15 comments

The food-related buzz about the Red Hook Ikea in Brooklyn so far has been that the cafe there will serve "unspecified New York specialties" in addition to the usual meatball fare. But the real story is this, ladies and and gents: The Red Hook vendors will now be easily accessible from Manhattan via the Ikea Ferry. More

Get an Early Taste of the Red Hook Ballfields

Zach Brooks 1 comment

Coming this Sunday to the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. The much-loved Red Hook ballfield vendors are expected to start selling their delicious papusas, ceviche, and huaraches the first weekend in June, but according to Grub Street, they will... More

Red Hook Taco Vendors: Sometimes the Good Guys Do Win

Ed Levine 4 comments

Chuck Schumer can rest easy. His Saturday afternoon stop for goat tacos, the collection of Red Hook soccer field food vendors, will continue to be a haven for food lovers for the next six years. The forces of real, honest... More

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