The Most Delicious Things We Ate At Northside

Like most things in life, mac and cheese is better with lobster. (Photo by Cara Howe)

There was a lot to see at Northside this weekend, and quite frankly, we’re still recovering. Whenever we weren’t seeing bands or strolling down a grass-covered Bedford Avenue, we were parked at the Jameson Block Party at Dirck The Norseman, eating everything we could get our hands on. While we crawl out in search of a green juice in an attempt to atone for the weekend, check out our favorite things we ate (after the jump):

Lobster mac and cheese from Red Hook Lobster Pound:  We recognize that throwing some lobster into an already-decadent dish of mac and cheese is gilding the lily a bit, but every bite was worth it.

Duck fat potatoes from Dirck the Norseman: Oh, boy. We could happily eat a bowl of these every morning, with some eggs and a bracing cup of coffee. Duck fat can be used as an excuse to charge a premium for a staple dish, but these potatoes were done right.

Maple and Jameson glazed Brussels sprouts from Dirck The Norseman: Subtly sweet, with a hint of spice, they were served with a super-tender brisket. Arguably the best dish of the weekend.

Piroshki with Jameson applesauce: Piroshki — those hearty yet pillowy little dumplings — are in general quite good. Add in the savory and sweet house-made apple sauce on the side, and it was a delicious snack that paired well with a beer in the afternoon and a whiskey when we had seconds after dark.

Vegan Ice Cream from Alchemy Creamery: Usually vegan ice cream would send us screaming for the hills, but this blend made from a blend of coconut, almond and hazelnut milk was surprisingly creamy and tasty.