Red Hook Ballfield Vendors Are Back

This past weekend marked the first appearance of the Red Hook Ballfield Vendors this year. All of the vendors were out, and though the crowds weren’t too bad there was a strong hipster/foodie presence. One of the best things I had was called rellenitos, simply translated as “little stuffed things” — in this case plantains stuffed with black beans. I had them last year when I went with my Dad, but this time they offered to sprinkle some granulated sugar on top of it. It didn’t really add much, because the plantain was already slightly sweet and contrasted nicely with the slightly salty beans. Not quite as good was the mango with chili, lime and salt; mostly because the mango was not nearly ripe enough. Still, the weather was just about perfect, and it felt great to reconnect with this quintessentially Brooklyn experience.

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