What to Eat This Weekend: Swedish Crayfish, Smoked Fish and Sausage

08/19/2011 3:22 PM |


This week, we reviewed the insanely tasty smoked fish at Shelsky’s Smoked Fish on Smith Street and the great brews at Wiliamsburg’s new outdoor drinking spot Crown Victoria. If that isn’t enough for you, we’ve also got plenty of great food events to keep your stomach busy this weekend.


You’ve bought their furniture, you’ve listened to their cloying 1970s pop; now, it’s time you sampled the Swedes’ delicious food. Tonight, the IKEA in Red Hook is offering their all-you-can-eat Swedish Crayfish Buffet for only $9.99. For added authenticity, disassemble your shellfish with an allen wrench.


A lot of great restaurants and bars have mushroomed on Vanderbilt Avenue in the last few years, including Saul Bolton’s Vanderbilt, Eton and Woodwork. All of them are offering some pretty sweet deals during The Total Vanderbilt Avenue Immersion, taking place at a host of locations near Vanderbilt Avenue between 12pm-6pm. We recommend the beer brunches at Le Gamin and The Vanderbilt, where they’ll be pouring complimentary glasses of Brooklyn Brewery’s stellar Local 1. If you want to get in on the action, you’ll have to pick up your “immersion cards” at Hot Bird (546 Clinton Ave) at noon.

In Williamsburg, all the cool kids will be wearing their dancing liederhosen at Loreley for their summer afternoon Bier Disco starting at 4pm, where DJs will be spinning near the outdoor dance floor as you fill your mouth with beer and sausage.