Saturday, June 25, 2011

"The Candy Rush" has opened today; Mos Def at Fort Green Park today.....

Franklin Ave is transforming at lighteng speed thanks to the efforts of Kevin and Garnet with today's grand opening of The Candy Rush.!!!

I was invited to attend and believe me this vintage "Candy Land and Ice Cream shop by day and eclectic event space by night "is a "sweet and fresh addition to the community". The founders, Kevin Philip and Garnett Alcindor, just simply get it so right. This 1200 foot space tantalizes the most overt sweet tooth. As I entered this spot, I rushed over to see a candy selection as high as the cathedral ceiling stacked with candy buttons, sugar daddies and lickerish just to name a few. The decor is just as sweet with a wood bench built with actual candy and exposed brick that pops!!!

But that is not all folks!!!! My taste buds WOKE UP only to be blown away while walking past the ice cream parlor that offers Blue Marble "creamy" Ice cream in such wonderful flavors and can be decorated with naughty toppings such as sprinkles and M&M's ect . In this section, you may order a cone or be daring to purchase a root beer float or milkshake. Feel free to try the perfectly balanced juice prepared by Chef Shani Porter (Food Network).

I lost it and order bags of candy while sampling the delightful Blueberry Blue Marble ice cream and needed to sit down. So I simply walked out into the backyard and noticed the custom made wood tables where I relaxed. Yet this deck as the evening is drawing, is prime for a couple to nestle while sharing a cup of ice cream while star gazing.

The Candy Rush address is 733 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, New York and the location is steps away from the Brooklyn Public Library, Bontanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday 11am -6pm.


Mos Def is the headliner for the 2011 Fort Greene Festival and according to the website which indicates "Fort Greene festival is a music, film, and cultural festival that brings over 10,000 people to Fort Greene to celebrate one of Brooklyn's most vibrant and artistic enclaves. Fort Greene Festival provides local performing arts and community media programs that reflect Fort Greene's diverse community." This event kicked off at Noon and will end at 10pm.........

Twitter is CandyRushNYC

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day Eats Street Meat Style!!!!!!

While taking a stroll in my 'hood', I came upon a row of street meat venders now @Grand Army Plaza. This event is being sponsored by Prospect Park and is called "Food Truck Rally" which will take place every 3rd Sunday until October 16, 2011.

This interesting street meat festival is live. It begins at the mouth of prospect park directly across from Brooklyn (grand army plaza) library..... A foodie has the opportunity to grab a bite from an assortment of international cuisines- to low fat ice cream. Prices start at $2.50 which is a great deal.

So grab your partner by the hand, run on down and support a street meat vender.....

Happy Fathers day all !!!!