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Fort Defiance (Redhook, Brooklyn)

I usually don't venture out to Red Hook much, but when I do some eating and drinking is definitely on the agenda (well that and Ikea, the water taxi and maybe a quick trip to Fairway).  This sunday I had my stomach set on Fort Defiance, for some hearty southern fare and some strong cocktails.

 I walked in and felt the quaint, sourthern charm of this airy neighborhood cafe. It not only serves a plethora of brunch options, but boasts Counter Culture Coffee and the best Seltzer and Egg Creams in New York!  As far as brunch eats go, the asparagus and parmesan omelet did the job, but sadly, the side of collard greens lacked in spice and flavor.  I was satisfied by the biscuits and gravy and it happily made up for the flavor that  the collard greens had feel short on.   Unfortunately, we did not get our cocktails till after brunch, due to the very slow service, BUT the real stars here were the tried and true bloody mary (love the pickled okra as garnish) and the tommy's Margarita (a brilliant combo of tangy citrus and spicy jalapeno).

So please do venture to Fort Defiance, if what you are craving is a mixed cocktails, killer seltzer and the slowed down pass of the south.

Fort Defiance  365 Van Brunt St.BrooklynNY 11231  (nr. Dikeman St.)

(all photos by Danielle Malmgren)