Brooklyn Crab.

The family took me to Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook for Father’s Day, and much fun was had by all. If you haven’t been, here’s a few tips:

1) Although they are open year round, now is obviously when you want to go. They have an extremely enjoyable upper patio that offers stellar views of the wide part of Hudson and refreshingly cool breezes. It’s a sweet setup. They’ll offer you a variety of seating when you arrive, but trust us: what you want is the patio.deck2) Even if you don’t have kids, you may appreciate the miniature golf course they have in the back. It may depend on how much you’ve had to drink, so plan accordingly. There’s also a game there called “Cornhole,” but I don’t know from that. Maybe it’s a New England thing.Red Blue Crab3) Get the blue crabs. In fact, we think it’s sound policy to always get the dish the restaurant is named after. And at Brooklyn Crab, they are certainly kind of pricey but they know what they’re doing with the preparation. Steamed, smothered in Old Bay, corn on the cob, slaw, and a pint of cold Narragansett. Yum.Smash4) Bring a helper along to assist you with smashing the claws. This is without a doubt a two person job.

5) Wet naps. Ask for extras.Munch

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The Local. Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Talk about a craving! For me, lobster rolls are sort of a Less Than Zero experience. I think about them, and then I have to get a fix. Immediately. Good thing the Red Hook Lobster Pound is only about 10 minutes away on the bike. Think of it: fresh-picked Maine lobster, a touch of homemade mayo, a bit of celery and spices on a buttery top-split potato hot dog bun. Drool worthy. For my buck, Red Hook has the best and the freshest version in town. Better than Mary’s Fish Camp, even. I’m not trying to stir up trouble, just speaking truth to power.

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About the Author |
We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.