Googa Mooga is the first food, drink and music festival ever to take over Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Park.
Great Googa Mooga
The triple threat festival drew in around 40,000 hungry patrons this past weekend, hosting 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances.
Passion Comes First
“We follow our interests and passions, which is good food, good wine and beer and good music,” Jonathan Myers co-founder of Superfly Productions, the company that organized Googa Mooga said.
Best Food on Earth
“I don’t think there’s a city on Earth where you have more choices and higher quality food than New York City,” John Oates told FoxNews.com.
At the Hamburger Experience, some of the city’s best burgermeisters served up their interpretations of America’s best-loved sandwich.
Patrons at the festival munched on crispy fried chicken burgers with grilled to perfect cobbs of corn.
Mark Snyder, owner of the popular wine producer, Red Hook said, “I think it’s really important to not overly complicate or make wine a stuffy thing. It is the drink of the people.”
A show called “The Monkey Bar Goes Bananas” was hosted by NY’s The Monkey bar in Prospect Park's boat house.
Guests also attended themed parties like “The Monkey Bar Goes Bananas” that featured real life monkeys greeting guests.
“The Roots were terrific. I’ve seen them a bunch of times in different concert settings and it seemed liked they tailored their show a bit to the mixed crowd they had,” Chris Hayes said.
Anthony Bourdain, Host of No Reservations and Layover, will be selecting a few of his favorite NYC bites to be part of an area called “Tony’s Corner”.
Emmy-winning chef-adventurer Bourdain (No Reservations) told you what he thinks—without condiment or garnish. And shared some of his favorite foods.
Everything at Steak
At At the Hamageddon tent inside the Extra Googa Mooga area, delicious strips of steak accompanied with a savory tomato and corn salsa.
Hot Diggity Dog
At the Hamageddon Experience, vendors dished out a creative variety of pork platters and bacon, with selections from Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Madisonville, TN.
This Sweet Experience featured prominent chocolatiers and pastry chefs.
Brooklyn resident and actor David Cross with his girlfriend film and TV star Amber Tamblyn and friend.
Funnyman Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) was at the festival.
Festival goers could enjoy culinary seminars like April Bloomfield’s “A Girl and her Pig”, a pork carving demo.
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors who have a lifelong history of serving only the highest quality of meat to their clientele cut up an 867 lb. prime black angus steer at this year’s Googa Mooga
The festival collaborated with acclaimed mixologist and Beverage Director Julie Reiner.
Prospect Park's historic 1905 Boathouse hosted theme parties like the Spirit of Old New York Cocktail Party.
Googa Mooga is the first food, drink and music festival ever to take over Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Park. The triple threat festival drew in around 40,000 hungry patrons this past weekend, hosting 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances.