Honk if you’re hungry! A blockbuster lineup of munch-mobiles and food flicks in Dumbo.
Street food fans found their fondest wishes realized at the sold-out Food Truck Drive-In Movie, the marquee event of the fourth annual NYC Food Film Festival. More than 20 trucks parked inside the sprawling digs of Dumbo’s Tobacco Warehouse—from the savory stylings of Schnitzel & Things and the Bistro Truck to the beloved offerings of the Red Hook pupusa vendors to the healthful leanings of the Cinnamon Snail (vegan, organic baked goods) and the tropical-themed Green Pirate (fruit and veggie juices).
Sucking People’s Pops dispensed gratis from a Cooking Channel-sponsored truck, fusion fiends lined up en masse for eats from the Krave Korean Barbecue truck, whose Korean tacos, kimchee quesadillas and Kraver sliders usually require a jaunt to Jersey City to enjoy. A special section featured a tableau of vendors from the Brooklyn Flea, including Red Hook Lobster Pound, AsiaDog, the Milk Truck, McClure’s Pickles and more. Meanwhile, in a blessedly shady tented area, food-themed films screened throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Features of various lengths highlighted everything from LaFrieda Meats to Brooklyn Flea vendors to straight-up pizza and pasta porn. And the refreshments? Well, they sure beat the offerings at Regal Cinemas. Were you snapped?
Photos by Gabi Porter.