Dime Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival coming soon

The best of all worlds will collide next month as the second annual Dime Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival gears up to once again envelop Industry City.

The foodie-friendly event – which will showcase the best of the best in both food and drink – comes in anticipation of another Dime Best of Brooklyn competition, hosted by Brooklyn Media Group, publisher of BrooklynReporter.com, The Home Reporter, Brooklyn Spectator and Spectator News and several other local outlets.

At the end of last year’s competition (the fifth iteration of “Best of”), 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.

For the second year in a row, you’ll have your chance to see some of the borough’s best – and taste their wares – in one place, Sunset Park’s Industry City.

“Brooklyn has an amazing, diverse offering of food and drink,” said head of Brooklyn Media Group Josh Schneps. “This is an amazing opportunity to get out during the winter and discover all of those amazing things that Brooklyn has to offer in one place, and have fun in the meantime.”

“Food and beverage manufacturing has made a major comeback in New York City in the last few years, particularly here in Brooklyn,” said Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City. “At Industry City, these makers – many of which are startups – are an important part of our innovation economy ecosystem that also includes tech, fashion, design, and media. We’re excited to celebrate and further support these makers with the Food and Beer Festival and look forward to offering a larger audience the opportunity to enjoy the many great food and drink products being made throughout the borough.”

Among the participating restaurants so far are: Empanada Papa, Coney Shack, Three Little Pigs, Dino BBQ, Twisted Truffles, Brooklyn Jerk Joint, Audrey’s Concerto and Paesano on 13th.

Among the beverage providers will be Brooklyn Brewery, Braven, Kelso, WarFlag and Kombrecha.

The festival will take place on Saturday, January 27 from 12 to 8:30 p.m. at 220 36th Street. Tickets are available for three sessions: one from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., a second from 4 to 6 p.m. and another from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

All three sessions offer early bird tickets that allow entrance a half an hour prior to opening, as well as a souvenir tasting glass. VIP Beer Enthusiast tickets are also available for all sessions, and include early-bird hours and other perks such as a copy of the Brooklyn Beer Book (valued at $30). There is also a “designated driver” ticket option for those not planning to drink.

Sponsors this year include Beyond at Liberty View, Bed Bath & Beyond, Face Values, Buy Buy Baby, Cost Plus World Market and Green Mountain Energy.

For more information or to purchase tickets – which include unlimited beer tastings from a bevy of Brooklyn breweries – visit BestofBrooklynFestival.com.

Tickets start at just $29, but will go up after January 1.

As for this year’s Dime Best of Brooklyn competition, nominations are open now through January 19 for the best restaurants, bars and nightlife. To nominate your favorite business, visit www.bestofbk.com.

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