Food & Drink

EVENT: The Great Googa Mooga (Preview!)

by Lea Faminiano

THE GREAT GOOGA MOOGA IS COMING!

It sounds like a monster… and it is one.  A festival consisting of the best food in New York City and a lineup of killer music (hello, The Roots and Hall & Oates?), May 19 & 20 are going down in the foodie history books.

Brought to you by a team of collaborators, including culinary moguls Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio, David Rockwell, Garrett Oliver, Paul Grieco, and Eddie Huang, Googa Mooga will transform Brooklyn’s Prospect Park into a curated “amusement park” of culinary delights.

About 75 food vendors will be there, among them: Blue Ribbon, Num Pang, Momofuku Milk Bar, Big Gay Ice Cream, Russ & Daughters, Hill Country Barbecue, and the list goes on.  And on.  And on.  You have to wash down all that food with something, so there will be a plethora of wine and beer vendors, such as: Bethel Heights Vineyard, Magic Hat, Red Hook Winery, Southampton Publick House, and Brooklyn Brewery (duh).

General admission tickets have been long gone, but you can still swipe some Extra Mooga tickets, which earn you special treatment and all kinds of goodies.

If you can’t make it, Couch Sessions will be there this weekend to get you the lowdown on Googa Mooga, both from the food and music perspectives.  I don’t even know what to expect, but I do know that I’ll definitely be wearing my stretchy pants.

Check out the Googa Mooga site to find out more information!