The Green Building
452 Union St. at Bond St.
Tuesday, April 29, $55-$80, 5:30 – 9:00
In November 2012, Josh Ozersky wrote an article in the New York Observer tearing apart Brooklyn as a culinary destination. “Brooklyn, taken as a restaurant city, sucks,” he wrote in “The Truth about Brooklyn’s Overhyped, Undercooked Restaurant Scene.” Whether you agreed with Ozersky or not back then, you can judge for yourself on April 29 at the fourth annual Tasting Brooklyn gastronomic festival, taking place at the Green Building in Carroll Gardens. The evening will feature food and drink from some of the borough’s best and brightest, with tasty delights from 1 Knickerbocker, Benchmark, Dinosaur BBQ, Dosa Royale, El Born, Falansai, Hunter’s, Luke’s Lobster, Martha, Palo Santo, Taco Santo, Tchoup Shop, St. Austere, the Pines, Zona Rosa, Robicelli’s, Baked, Fabipops, and even sponsor Fairway, all competing for the Best Dish prize. Liquid libations will be provided courtesy of Alice’s Arbor, Brooklyn Oenology, Cacao Prieto, Huckleberry Bar, Lavender Lake, Owney’s Rum, Sixpoint Beer, White Pike, and Widow Jane, with the aptly named DJ Nutritious spinning tunes. Tickets are on sale now and range from $55 for a two-and-a-half-hour feeding frenzy to $80 for VIP admission, which includes an extra hour of eating as well as a VIP gift bag.