McCarren Park opened its skating rink this morning and what do you know, celebrity Williamsburger Pat Kiernan showed up for a few spins on the ice (see slideshow below).

The rink, which accommodates over 300 people, is open through January, seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for the kiddies (skate rentals are an extra $5).

And because it isn’t a parks project without some hip food in the mix, look for the mobile carts in a concession tent operated by Tyler Kord of No. 7 Sub and Josh Cohen of Anella and Jimmy’s Diner. Get excited for this, now: we’re told they’re working with Peter Pan Donut and ACME Smoked Fish for some additions to the menu below.


One of the melts (Courtesy Hanson Bros.)

Crazy Doggs
Classic Dog $3
Hot Brown Dog (cheese sauce bacon tomato) $5
Imperial Dog (lychee muchim,fried garlic) $5
Hacksaw Jim Dugghan (pulled pork, pickled jalapenos) $6
Tofu dogg + $1

Classic (cheddar,mustard) $5
Pot Roast (brisket,mirepoix relish,sour cream potato sauce) $8
Black Bean Burger (jalapeno jack, pickeled corn) $6
Happy Pilgrim (turkey,swiss,sweet potato, cranberry) $7
Broccoli Cuban (Broccoli , roasted onions, pickles,mustard,swiss) $6

Nuts and such
Pumpkin seed brittle $3
Blackout cake $5
Honey roasted peanuts$3
Popcorn $3

Hot chocolate w malted whipped cream and crushed whoppers $3
Red eye Chicory coffee $3
Water $2
Juice $2
Ginger beer $3

Video by Jia Guo.