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: http://www.rhicenter.org/events.php.
What: A Taste of Red Hook
Where: Kidd Yellin Gallery, 133 Imlay Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
When: Tuesday, September 22nd from 6-9pm