Some entertaining write-ups of some new (and not so new) neighborhood spots popped up on the Google Alert today. First, Sam Sifton with a “dining brief” on Rocky Sullivan’s lobster nights w/ the Red Hook Lobster Pound.
Photo: Michael Nagle for The New York Times
…Rocky Sullivan’s bar, now two years out of its original lower Lexington Avenue home, is coming into its Brooklyn own.
While we’re in the gastronomic universe, Time Out New York profiles the new to the nabe Fort Defiance. Kudos continue to come in for the bar’s signature cocktails. Plus:
The frontier pricing—most drinks are under $10 and the food maxes out in the high teens—helps justify the trek for the rest of us.
Still haven’t made it over to Fort Defiance, but I can attest for the tasty pizza and good vibes at Rocky’s (a favorite spot for post-event wind-downs for DTE staff and volunteers). Our GM, Liz, had a lobster date planned a while back, but was rained out. Hopefully when she gets back from Africa (lucky!) she’ll get us a review.
Looks like the folks at the Red Hook Lobster Pound have hooked up with Rocky Sullivan’s to offer lobster to the people. Friday nights through the end of the year, per the tip from Eater.
This Saturday, January 31st.
Screening, food, and more, at Rocky Sullivan’s.
Chat with the cast and crew (and if you are cast and crew make sure you’re there!) about this unique TV pilot and the pre-professional training program that created it.
Scott Turner of Rocky Sullivan’s post-inaugural address on Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn reminded us of some things from an old New York Magazine article about the “de-gentrification” of Red Hook.
According to a pre-inauguration piece in the Chicago Tribune:
The 48-mower contingent will include one topped with a 5-foot replica of the Washington Monument, another with a well-endowed mannequin wearing a T-shirt declaring “D.C. or bust,” and another called “Obama the self-starter.” It features two hands emerging from the mower and grabbing the starter rope.
Read the blog to see why that bizarre quote might make you feel a little brighter about the future.