The wonderful food vendors at the Red Hook ball fields are set to begin serving again on May 1st. You may recall that Country Boys Tacos/Martinez Taco Truck won the top prize at the 2009 Vendy Awards. Below is a picture of their winning tacos from last year’s Vendy’s.
In further news, according to NYC Food Guy, Cesar Fuentes, Executive Director of the Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park, and two partners have signed a lease for an open-air space on Van Brunt Street, Red Hook’s main drag. They’re calling it Red Hook Mercado (market), and the vision is that it will become a place friendly to the Red Hook creative community including musical acts, crafts, movies, and “at least one of the [Red Hook food] vendors will hold a spot at this location.”
If Mercado is a success, food from at least one Red Hook vendor will be available weekdays and weekends all year round. According to Fuentes, three vendors currently have “strong interest … in expanding their business to this location.”
We’ll find out officially around May 1st, but NYC Food Guy’s money is on pupusa pusher Rafael Soler, who will be featured at Central Park’s Summer Stage this year, was a 2008 Vendy Award finalist, and is also Fuentes’ stepfather. Check out his pupusas below.