Sunday, April 27, 2008

3rd Ward Open House: Art, hipsters, cookies and 'cue

DL and I made the trek to Williamsburg for 3rd Ward's Open House Party, which promised "All day arts...and crafts swap!" Amid the costume try-ons, nude model sessions, workshops, and badminton, in the narrow alley between two buildings hot dogs and hamburgers were sizzling on the grill. We decided to satisfy our bellies before moving on to explore the rest of the space.
The burgers we got were perfect backyard bbq specimens: homey and satisfying. They came with a side of potato chips, which seemed exactly right.
Black pepper lace cookie Lavendar shortbread
Later, when AT and RA joined us, we tried some of the cookies being sold in one of the rooms. I got a black pepper lace cookie (left) and a rosemary shortbread (right). I'd never tasted cookies like these before, and I was delighted by the herbal or spicy notes paired with buttery sweetness.

We spent the rest of the afternoon trying on wigs and hats and looking around the artist's workshop spaces. If I lived closer to the area, I'd consider a metalwork or woodshop class, but for now only the promise of burgers and cookies is enough to get me out there.


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  2. Thanks for the kind words about my cookies.
    If you want more info on them, or want to order some you can email me at

  3. I was trying to remember your email address! Thanks for the info.

  4. I was at this bbq... the cookies, music, drinks and company were wonderful.