Brooklynites and tourists alike trekked to Industry City on Saturday, January 28 to revel in the first ever Dime Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival.
The foodie-friendly event – which tastefully showcased the best of the best in both food and drink – came on the heels the latest installment of the Dime Best of Brooklyn competition, hosted by Brooklyn Media Group, publisher of BrooklynReporter.com, Brokelyn.com, The Home Reporter, Brooklyn Spectator and Spectator News and several other local outlets, and sponsored by Dime Community Bank.
In the competition, now in its fifth year, over 45,000 voters crowned more than 100 winners in categories like Best Bar, Best Burger, Best Happy Hour and more, in a borough which is now known worldwide for the quality and originality of its culinary offerings.
The festival gave foodies the opportunity to see those those winning vendors – and taste their wares – all in one awesome place.
“It was amazing to see the amount of people passionate about Brooklyn food and drink,” noted event organizer Joshua Schneps. “Showcasing small businesses is what Dime Best of Brooklyn is all about and Industry City provided the perfect backdrop to bring together innovative businesses.”
Here are some snapshots, courtesy of attendees:
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Nominations for Dime Best of Brooklyn are now open in a bevy of other exciting categories at www.bestofbk.com.