Exploring Red Hook

Sunday, we spent the morning at Brooklyn Flea and then headed over to Red Hook for some lunch and exploring...I had a Connecticut Style Lobster Roll (warm lobster with butter) and John had his Maine Style (with mayo). Both were from Red Hook Lobster Pound. Want to know the difference with the two styles? Read about them here.

Red Hook Lobster Pound 284 Van Brunt Street | 646.326.7650 | redhooklobster@gmail.com

photo by KThread via Flickr

Later, we took a stroll to some of the shops along Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. We ate a decadent Sweet & Salty (grey sea salt + caramel cupcake) at Baked. I've been dying to try one since I saw Baked co-owner Matt Lewis on the Martha Stewart show eons ago.

Baked NYC 359 Van Brunt Street | 718.222.0345 | info@bakednyc.com

images from Martha Stewart, The Fox Fix and Amy Atlas


I really enjoyed taking time to explore Metal + Thread a gift shop/art gallery full of beautifully curated items. Mostly forged metal and handmade, the entire shop was filled with so many exciting treasures - from the old tools, jewelry, patchwork quilts and felt mobiles, I just loved the sensibly and care put into the selection of items available. John bought a beautiful hand forged bracelet by local blacksmith, Marsha Trattner.

Metal + Thread 398 Van Brunt Street | 718.414.9651| Etsy Shop

all photos Metal + Thread website / Denise Carbonell via Flickr

Next up, we headed over to Fort Defiance for some late in the day cocktails. I had a wicked good Bloody Mary and John went for a Barbados Buck. Named aftera fort built during the Revolutionary War in the weeks leading up to the Battle of Brooklyn.

Their brunch and dinner menu looks amazing, unfortunately, after the lobster rolls and a parking ticket, our wallets were looking a little thin. Excited to come back here sometime soon for some deviled eggs and red beans on toast.

Fort Defiance 365 Van Brunt Street | 347.453.6672

photos via Melissa Hom via Grubstreet

Posted on June 14, 2010 and filed under Brooklyn, Food + Drinks, Gifts, IG Recommends, Inspiration.