Free-Sample-Palooza in Central Park Tomorrow?
We haven’t really been covering all the street food news coming out of the Parks Department over the past few months (Tavern on the Green is a bit of a trek for lunch!) but we just got word that tomorrow they’re having some kind of press conference at the Armory in Central Park (on 64th and 5th) where a ton of the new Parks Dept vendors will be giving out free samples- including Calexico, gelato from Otto, pupusas from Red Hook, pretzels from Sigmund’s Pretzel Shop, dosas from NY Dosas, Wafels & Dinges, Pullcart (a new venture between Fatty Crab and Dovetail), and more. It’s at 11am, slightly out of bounds, we’re not sure how long it’s going to last, and it’s technically a media event (there will be a press conference before the gorging begins), but we’re pretty sure they’re not going to check IDs or turn people away. Freeloaders engage!