Googa Mooga

This past weekend the Great Googa Mooga festival out in Prospect Park promised food, drink and music in the sun.  It didn’t completely live up to its promises but we still had a good time.  First let’s check out some of the food.

Dumont Burger- Sliders

Red Rooster- Berbere Roasted Chicken with Barbecue Sauce, Mac & Greens, Cornbread.

Craft- Dirty Duck Dog with Cabbage slaw and garlic sauce.

Colicchio & Sons- Spit-charred Pork Belly Tacos

M. Wells- Bologna & Foie Gras Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Brindle Room- Steakhouse Burger

Spotted Pig- Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort and Shoestrings

Do or Dine- Foie Gras Doughnuts

I have to say my favorite item of the day was the Brindle Room Burger.  It was cooked perfect with salty charred top and moist ground meat middle.

Brindle Room has been on my list for a long time now and after the burger bite it’s moved up even more.  Besides food there was a ton of beer.

Unfortunately the Credit Cards you needed to purchase the beer didn’t work so it wasn’t until about two hours into the festival that we got to enjoy the beer.


But once we were able to enjoy we did.

This was the scene at about 2:00 that day- as you can see it’s crowded but doable.  Around 3:00 we had to leave because the crowds were starting to become unbearable.  Lines were stretching into hour long waits and we had certainly had our fill.  I heard they ran out of food and beer soon after and things got somewhat ugly.  Luckily we left before that happened.  I didn’t see much music and my water bottle was made to be poured out by security for some unknown reason but I enjoyed myself nonetheless.  Hopefully next year they have some of those kinks worked out.

Googa Mooga