Williamsburg Eats I Can Get Behind

Every Saturday and Sunday at D.B.A. Brooklyn a talented Southern chef throws a cajun backyard BBQ. If you are a local Brooklynite, or just visiting and want to check out some awesome beers (including imported cask beers on draft, as well as dozens of microbrews) and delicious Cajun eats, I definitely recommend Tchoup Shop.

Andouille sausage topped with homemade mustard pickles on a crusty Baguette. Everything I love most atop one sandwich:

BBQ peel and eat shrimp- with the heads still on and absolutely saucy and delicious. Make sure to sop up that gravy with the bread!

From their website:

Tchoup Shop takes place every Saturday and Sunday from May until the end of Saints football season from 2:00 p.m. until the food runs out (usually around 8 p.m.). d.b.a. Brooklyn, 113 N. Seventh St. (between Berry St. and Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn; 347.223.2710

Coconuts for Governor’s Island!

I like to consider Governor’s Island as a summer retreat (only on Saturdays and Sundays unfortunately) for city dwellers of New York. This former army base turned national park is the best place to go on a sunny day to take in the sights of New York City, and where you can catch some sun rays and sea air.

At the park directly in front of the Statue of Liberty, there is a Jamaican stand selling coconuts. I highly recommend getting one. It immediately transports your mind to being on a remote Caribbean Island, which is wild juxtaposition in the shadow of downtown Manhattan.

Check out the view! There is a free ferry to Governors Island that you can catch from downtown Brooklyn or Manhattan. Or you can take the East River Ferry that departs from various neighborhoods along the East river (including Greenpoint, LIC and Williamsburg). Proof!