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New food vendors and bar at Jones Beach

EM23 May 23, 2014 01:24 PM

"From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, a SmorgasBar featuring five to six food vendors booths alongside a shipping-container bar will be open at Jones Beach, at the Central Mall."


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  1. coll RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 01:42 AM

    I'm guessing this is what the Trump catering hall is becoming? Or is it really just booths (and shipping containers) along the boardwalk, like a fair?

    I don't get to Field 4 much anymore, so will await your review ;-)

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      EM23 RE: coll May 24, 2014 08:14 AM

      It's run by Brooklyn Flea, so I'm pretty sure that they are independent vendors…and your average shipping container/bar;-)
      For all the damage she did to L.I., Sandy saved us from that monstrosity by the sea that Trump was planning.

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        coll RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 08:17 AM

        I know, it was God's will ;-)

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      Scott_R RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 09:27 AM

      I'm a big fan of Smorgasburg (I go at least once a month); from what I see, though, these aren't particularly the "wow" venders from it--and Smorgasburg itself has about 100 vendors, not five to six.

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        EM23 RE: Scott_R May 24, 2014 10:34 AM

        Maybe they're testing the waters with a small operation first? I guess it's better than the concession stand.

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          coll RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 11:49 AM

          Didn't they say something about rotating them? The vendors and the market are probably checking the situation out, it's something very different and who knows the price point and so on.

          Plus they said a bar, but it sounds like just beer and Margarita/frozen type drinks. I was hoping for another Ruby's!

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            EM23 RE: coll May 24, 2014 04:06 PM

            What's Ruby's?

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              coll RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 07:01 PM

              A great bar and clam bar etc at Coney Island. The kind of place you can hang for hours and meet lots of new friends.

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            Scott_R RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 03:45 PM

            Maybe. Of the full version in Williamsburg, Mario Batali said it was "the single greatest thing I've ever seen gastronomically in New York City."

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              EM23 RE: Scott_R May 24, 2014 04:08 PM

              It's on my short list.

        2. Gastronomos RE: EM23 May 24, 2014 02:41 PM

          We just returned from the beach.
          All of this, at least from what was featured today, is a must avoid. Marginally better than any concession stand. And we saw Friendly's replaced by Red Mango. Price is still $5.75 for a little ice cream...

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            coll RE: Gastronomos May 24, 2014 03:18 PM

            Sort of what I figured. We hang at Gilgo anyway ;-)

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              Gastronomos RE: coll May 24, 2014 03:31 PM

              "Today's Special: Buy one for the price of two."

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              EM23 RE: Gastronomos May 24, 2014 04:11 PM

              That's too bad.
              On the plus side, you must have seen the Blue Angels!

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                jackflag RE: Gastronomos May 28, 2014 07:50 AM

                Was it overcrowded?

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                  Gastronomos RE: jackflag May 28, 2014 09:12 AM

                  it was scarcely populated this past Saturday beach wide in comparison to the shutting down of the Wantagh Parkway in some previous years

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