Weekend Guide :: 12.11.09
Flatbush Farm has taken the locavore theme into the holidays with locally sourced wares at Gift Local this Saturday, December 12th. Visit them to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Talented vendors including the lovely Deb of Bonbon Oiseau (http://www.bonbonoiseau.com/index.php) (the jewels on our last table) will be selling. 76 St Marks Ave in Park Slope-- noon to six.
The New York relic, Vesuvio Bakery, set to close is being rescued. The Soho mainstay before Pottery Barns and Gaps, is being preserved by City Bakery owner Maury Rubin. A new Birdbath (http://www.buildagreenbakery.com/) outpost will open here—leaving the storefront intact, even laying to rest the old tired ovens—a perfect green model. Visit for Christmas cookies, breakfast, and lunch. 160 Prince Street
We already love Brooklyn Larder (http://www.bklynlarder.com/) for all of their tasty takeaway options. Now there’s an even stronger pull: This Saturday, December 12th, from noon to 5pm Brooklyn Larder welcomes Essex Cheese Company into their shop—and you’re invited to stock up, taste, and ask questions. Yum. Visit them at 228 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
Forrest Cole’s Choncho Tacos get winterized this week. The California who native got his start at the Brooklyn Flea last year, expanded into a space of his own. For now, there is a limited menu on weekends, but there is a burning stove and gallery space too. Weekdays you have till 3pm for delicious Mexican at The Loading Dock. 170 Tillary Street (near Gold), Brooklyn