Everything We Ate at the Taste of Ridgewood

Last week we attended the Taste of Ridgewood, the first-ever food fest benefiting the Ridgewood YMCA‘s Strong Kids Campaign. We ate, we drank, we chatted with local Ridgefolk. Here’s our photo recap:

Taste of RidgewoodClockwise from top left: Vietnamese iced coffee over crushed ice, coconut tapioca pudding, and a summer roll from Bunker (we forgot peanut sauce – oops); vegetable samosa and cilantro dipping sauce from Nepalese Indian; and foufou & okra (foufou are like dumplings) and grilled fish & attieke (fermented cassava that resembles couscous) from Bed-Stuy’s Abidjan.

Taste of RidgewoodStripped-down pljekavica (aka “Bosna Burger”) from Bosna-Express, sausage & sauerkraut medley from Zum Stammtisch, and ravioli from Trattoria Cerbone


Taste of RidgewoodCheeseburger with special sauce and Mexican salad from Bare Burger in Park Slope, jalapeno-cheddar scone and a cranberry cookie from Norma’s


Taste of RidgewoodFinal gluttonous plate: Chicken tikka masala, another samosa (they were both halves!), a wedge of naan, and cilantro & tamarind sauces from Nepalese Indian


Taste of RidgewoodPlus: a doggy bag from Roy and Shea, the cool dudes at Bunker! Thanks!


Catherine Nolan at the Taste of RidgewoodDistrict 37 Assemblywoman and honoree (AND RIDGEFOOD FAN — SHE TOLD US HERSELF!) Catherine Nolan gave a rousing, inspiring speech praising the event and all the diverse restaurants that participated. She predicted that the Taste of Ridgewood will be on Ridgewood’s “permanent landscape.”
We loved this sandwich platter from renowned German restaurant Zum Stammtisch.

See you next year!

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