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Riis Bazaar BackWithMore
LOCALS JOIN THE FUN
By Pat Morgan
The Riis Park Beach Bazaar’s
(RPBB) mission in 2015 was to
reinvigorate and reimagine the
historic art deco buildings in
the Jacob Riis National Park and
they did just that.
As advertised on their web-
site, the Bazaar provided food,
music, drinks and a variety of
vendors to the two million visi-
tors that had visited the park last
year, according to the National
Park Service. For the 2016 Sum-
mer Season, they’re cranking it
up a notch.
Four local businesses are fea-
tured in this year’s food lineup.
Cuisine by Claudette will have a
beautifully decorated tent locat-
ed on the boardwalk at Bay 13
for her inaugural debut. Clau-
dette will be serving falafel, a
healthy vegan alternative to be
enjoyed with the Atlantic Ocean
as your backdrop. Beachgoers
will have three choices: Tradi-
tional (falafel, red slaw, shep-
herd’s salad and tahini in pita),
Quinoa Plate (roasted beets,
quinoa, slaw, falafel, tahini plus
pita) and Hummus Plate (hum-
mus, falafel, tahini, shepherd’s
salad and red slaw). Gluten free
options are available upon re-
quest. Also offered will be a va-
riety of cookies and fresh fruit
bowls.
Returning to the RPBB for its
second year and the same lo-
cation on the boardwalk at Bay
9 is The Paleo Factory. Own-
ers Miriam Kwietniewska and
Sam Friedman are expanding
last year’s menu and want to
be the “healthy snack and des-
sert place on the boardwalk”.
Besides their flagship product,
Mindfulness Using Desserts
(aka MUD), a delicious chilled
mousse dessert, The Paleo Fac-
tory will be offering dried fruits
and nuts and fresh apricots and
dates in bags to go, that are easy
to grab on the way down to the
surf. MUD will be served in
four ounce cups in the popular
vanilla, chocolate and coffee
flavors as well as a new green
tea flavor. Miriam and Sam are
excited about launching a few
new items this summer which
includes dark chocolate pep-
permint patties and nut butter
cups. Also look for seasonal fla-
vors for MUD, which includes
fresh strawberry.
Another local business re-
turning is By The Beach Coco-
nuts, owned by brothers Dylan
and Ryan Sirigiovani and Mi-
chael Reen. They will be serving
freshly imported “young coco-
nuts” from Thailand, that are
sweeter than the norm. Their
pop-up location is at Bay 9.
Finally, Whit’s End will make
its presence known at Bay 9
West. He’ll be featuring his sig-
nature pizza from a recently in-
stalled Stefano Ferrara, a tradi-
tional Neapolitan handcrafted
wood burning oven, just like
the one at his Rockaway Beach
location. He’ll be going into full
swing on Memorial Day, offer-
ing pizza similar to his current
menu, plus some other cool
bites. Look for some surpris-
es that Whit will be serving for
opening day of volleyball.
Besides the aforementioned
local businesses, the Bazaar will
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