NYC’s Secret Summer Popup — Farm-to-Bar Meets Urban Jungle

There’s no better way to close out the summer than with a party. In Long Island City, that’s just what happened — but with a more exclusive (and spirited) twist. Secret Summer is a popup event boasting farm-to-table food and cocktails. And today, we open the doors for you, our plus-one.

In this On Foodable Side Dish, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Foodable NYC video correspondent, Colleen Hagerty, is joined by mixologist Andrew Maturana, who explains the development of the event’s farm-to-bar beverage program and what in-season ingredients he is most excited about. On the other side of the plate, Chef Varon Barrio-Carrillo explains what’s being served food-wise, and why the New York dining scene is in need of more “local” flavor.