Bushwick has way more to offer foodies than just Roberta’s wood-fired pizzas, from the three-salsa nachos on the menu at El Cortez on Ingraham Street to the Brazilian confections sold at the My Sweet shop on Porter Avenue.
More than 48 neighborhood restaurants, bars, stores and businesses will showcase their bites and drinks at the Taste of Bushwick Tuesday. In its fourth year, the outdoor festival will take place within the Boar’s Head distribution plant complex at 24 Rock St.
Confirmed purveyors include regular participants like the Michelin-starred handmade pasta emporium Faro, the Bruce Cost Ginger Ale factory, and Appalachian-style eatery Montana’s Trail House. Among the fresh faces: the new Caribbean-American barbecue spot Sally Roots, dumpling plant Chef One and the Kings County Brewers Collective.
General admission to the party, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and winds down at 9, costs $55. Early bird tickets are $45 and VIP passes, which come with such perks as early access and a gift tote bag, are $125 a pop.
All proceeds benefit the nonprofit theater The Bushwick Starr, which hosted Taste of Bushwick in its first year. The festival has come a long way since its debut at the theater’s Starr Street space in June 2014, with 12 vendors and 150 attendees.
Organizers expect 1,000 attendees beneath the tent on Rock Street this year.