Saturday, August 1, 2009


    If you are riding on the BQE you might have wondered about that giant ferris wheel right next to the expressway. Thats Williamsburg's Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast, an annual street food, rides and games free for all that has been going on forever. 
    Its a family tradition to go to the feast every year, try to win some gold fish for my dad and eat zeppoles. 
    I have to admit that this is the first year I failed to win Rocco a gold fish, but I did drop off my entire fish tank when I moved so I guess thats enough pet abandonment for one year. 
These two dudes were lucky.
    Which zeppole stand to go to? Your guess is as good as mine. We went to the one that said 100% peanut oil. This guy preparing the zeppole dough was very serious.
    A zeppole is basically fried dough that is coated in powdered sugar. You can't go wrong. They are super heavy but Rocco always insists on buying way too many and speaking to everyone in Italian. He asked the latina powdered sugar zeppole douser whether these were Puerto Rican zeppoles. His delivery is so insane you can only laugh, which is what she did.
Rocco enjoying his zeppole.
   The characters you find at these feasts are unbelievable. The woman above is my idol. She happily posed for this. What a gem. And the lady below. What is going on in that brain of hers?
It was really hard not to buy these fuzzy bird marionettes.
    And this guy below, can you say wife beater??? (I don't mean that he is an abusive husband.) He was all clad in signature NYC guido wear and what a bella facia. Perfecto!
    As we were leaving a bunch of kids were getting arrested. There's always a lot of riff raff and its crowded so hold tight to your wallet, eat some zeppoles, win some fish if your lucky and wait for it all to happen again next year.

1 comment:

Rocco Galatioto said...

Again jen, the photos of the feast are absolutely fantastic. Wow!