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Why This Weekend Will Be Awesome

Events in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill


Hungry for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered. In fact, there are so many food-centric events competing for your attention this weekend, you may find yourself double-booked with second helpings!

Here are five cool things in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and nearby:

1. Squadron and Lander Face Off at the Better Burger Challenge

Didn't make it to the primary? Get your fill of burgers and ballots at the 's Better Burger Challenge this Sunday.

A grand cooking duel between State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Brad Lander is set to go down, which each local politician cooking alongside a teen as his sous chef. 

See which one masters the grill and make your vote count! Sunday, September 16 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2. The Best Grilled Sandwich in Brooklyn Contest!

The second annual Best Grilled Sandwich in Brooklyn Benefit, a fundraiser for  located at Carroll and Columbia Streets, will take place this Saturday, September 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. !

3. The French Bulldog Benefit Party

C'est what? You read that correctly.  will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, or $5 if you bring a French bulldog (or any bulldog). French cocktails—no doubt made with Bulldog English Dry Gin, a sponsor—and snacks will be served. All proceeds will be donated to B.A.R.C.

4. Free Ice Cream. Free Ice Cream. And, more Free Ice Cream.

Jeni’s NYC Street Treats Truck Tour will be stopping outside of three nearby establishments over the next two days.

5. Tuck in To Some Très Brooklyn Fare Under the Tents

The tents at Smorgasburg's new DUMBO location at the Tobacco Warehouse, a roofless 25,000-square-foot space in Brooklyn Bridge Park, that is. It's way closer than Williamsburg and just as cool. Smorgasburg Dumbo is scheduled to run every Sunday through Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except during Dumbo Arts Festival on Sept. 30.

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