One of our writers (who is also a vegetarian) braves a three-day Butchery 101 course at Fleisher’s in Red Hook.
If you think the possibilities of coffee production and consumption have peaked around these parts, think again. Cafés have had the option to go a step further and roast their own beans locally in recent years thanks to Pulley Collective.
Time-share roasting makes the farm-to-cup process more accessible to coffee people at all levels.
Our friends at Brooklyn Based and Brooklyn Brewery sure know how to throw a good party. Every summer they pick some worthy Brooklyn neighborhoods for their Immersion tour and then give away loads of tickets good for free beer samples and deals at bars, restaurants and shops in that area. This year: Red Hook.
Fairway says fair-thee-well to Superstorm Sandy.
Four months after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in Red Hook, destroying businesses and homes with its surges, employees put the finishing touches on the gutted and entirely renovated Fairway Market, which opened last Friday.
Cacao Prieto may be owner Daniel Preston’s retirement fun, but it’s also nothing short of brilliant. When he’s not busy patenting his ideas or building heirloom cacao libraries, the Red Hook distiller spends his time creating cacao-infused rum and other fantastic spirits.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was measured in many ways: feet of water, billions of dollars, days of school closures. At Added Value, the Red Hook community farm fueled by the work of youth volunteers, it was measured in pounds of sweet potatoes.
When Superstorm Sandy gave Red Hook a brackish bashing, Fort Defiance took it on the chin.
Everywhere we look it seems people are pitching in–helping neighbors throw out damaged furniture and scour their floors, donating clothes and homemade meals, or fundraising to buy the newly homeless undies and blankets. If you’re looking for more ways to help our neighbors in need after Hurricane Sandy, here are some worthy (and delicious) options.
With Sandy’s winds and surges gone, St. John Frizell, owner of Red Hook’s much beloved cafe and bar Fort Defiance, must contend with the buckets (gallons? tons? How does one quantify a flooded room?) of water left in the basement.