The Great Googa Mooga {Day 2}

On to day 2 of The Great Googa Mooga!UmamiBurgerAs day 2 started, I had a much better idea of who was serving what and where, so as soon as we arrived we headed straight for the Truffle Burger at Umami Burger. The line had been huge the day before, and I was hoping it would be a little shorter because of the rain – it wasn’t. But it was totally worth the wait! This burger was one of my favorite things I ate at Googa Mooga. It was surprisingly juicy, oozing with melted cheese and had the most aromatic truffle flavor. I shared this one with my cousin, but I totally could have eaten the whole thing. Good news New Yorkers, this California chain will be opening in the city this summer!

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Colicchio&Sons

Colicchio & Sons was another restaurant that I had been dying to try out, and I love tacos so naturally I went for their Pork Belly Tacos. It doesn’t look that pretty, as you can see from the picture below, and honestly, it was a little underwhelming. I expected more from a $7 taco. The pork belly flavor was good, it had a nice crispiness to it, but I wanted to be wowed, and I found it to be mediocre at best.

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BaoHausBaohaus was a great surprise as I had never heard of this Taiwanese street food-inspired restaurant just a couple blocks from Union Square. Their coffin bao fried chicken was ridiculously good! It was like a fried chicken dessert! It was a fried bao stuffed with fried chicken  and topped with chili condensed milk syrup, crushed peanuts, Taiwanese red sugar, and cilantro. The mixture of the savory fried chicken with the sweet condensed milk and the crunchy peanuts with the soft bao was a flavor explosion in my mouth. Definitely one of my favorites!

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Ok so what kind of an Italian would I be if I didn’t hit Eataly while at a food festival?! And yes, I did forget to take a picture of their stand… Ah well, the Arancini was exactly how I remembered it last time I was in southern Italy. It was a crispy rice ball filled with peas and bolognese, perfectly fried on the outside and warm and creamy on the inside. How could you go wrong?
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JamesOur last savory stop for the day was my cousin’s pick, James, she saw their Duck Corn Dog and couldn’t resist an interesting treat. It was actually a duck sausage corn dog and neither of us really liked it. I usually like duck, but something about it just didn’t go well. It had a peculiar taste, and though the sweet sauce was interesting, the flavors just didn’t work for me (or her).

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Robicelli'sOur final stop on the Great Googa Mooga adventure was Robicelli’s, and their Guiness Brownie Parfait was the perfect way to end this foodie festival. We thoroughly indulged in this guiness brownie smothered with Bailey’s cannoli cream, Jameson ganache, and beer nut praline – need I say more? I think sometimes a picture says a thousand words…

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The one thing I did not photo document was the beer and wine tents, {there was just too much food to concentrate on!}, but we thoroughly delighted in those as well. There were a variety of local wineries and local beers that you could enjoy a taste of or go for the entire glass. We ended up spending a good amount of our second day in these tents!

Googamooga_CupWow what an amazing time at Googa Mooga! Sure the weather was crappy, the food was overpriced, and it took us hours to get there from the city, but I loved every minute of it!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Great Googa Mooga | www.brooklyn.googamooga.com | Prospect Park, Brooklyn

 

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