City Pulse

By Ashley Goldsmith

No offense to you Manhattanites or Queens kids but I must admit that Brooklyn is my favorite borough. As a resident of this fine town for the past 4 years, I love that it’s like Manhattan’s younger, calmer, less pretentious sister with an equally impressive dining scene and it’s own parks and museums. I love my enormous backyard and spacious apartment and getting away from the chaos of the city on my days off.

More on the equally impressive dining scene, though it’s not my neighborhood, Red Hook will be hosting their third annual A Taste of Red Hook event this Tuesday September 22nd courtesy of the Red Hook Initiative (RHI). Featuring signature dishes from 20+ area restaurants, including Defontes, Baked and The Good Fork, the event will help showcase what has made these establishments local successes. In additional to local culinary favorites, a silent auction will be held, offering gift certificates to the best spots in Brooklyn, spa treatments, designer accessories, signed books, and more.

Last years event had great success in earning $22,000. This year RHI has set a goal of raising $30,000 through ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, and a silent auction. All of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Red Hook Initiative, a community-based organization run by over 50 residents of the Red Hook Houses who are working to create their own social change.

Tickets for A Taste of Red Hook are $100 and available on the RHI website:

What: A Taste of Red Hook
Where: Kidd Yellin Gallery, 133 Imlay Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
When: Tuesday, September 22nd from 6-9pm

Originally published September 2009
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