We met a ton of foodies at the Wine Fest who want to help us take our culinary concept to a whole new level and one of the recommendations was the SMORG in Brooklyn, a self-styled Flea and Food Market.
So this weekend, Chef Lucky and I are heading to the city to explore this seemingly cutting edge culinary community.
We had to make the tough decision that Tex-Mex Tatties will no longer sell at the Aquidneck Grower's Market. Much to our surprise, our demographic just wasn't really represented there. We had a steady stream of loyal customers but not enough to justify the opportunity costs. Most of the nice folks there are older and in search of bran and oatmeal and not really into fried foods which seems strange since the area is known for some of the best fried seafood in the world.
Going forward, we're going to allocate our time and energy to New England festivals and perhaps a foodie market like SMORG but they're very selective in their vendors and it's expensive so we're headed there this weekend to check it out to see if it makes sense.