RealTours: A Day in Red Hook with Maryam Daghmoumi.

Red Hook, Brooklyn is where Maryam has called home since she was a child.  She has a deep knowledge and love for this area.  We know it was hard for her to choose her favorite spots since there are so many great specialty restaurants in the neighborhood but here is her perfect Saturday.

Morning: The first place I’d visit would be a toss-up. Baked on Van Brunt and Dikeman has great coffee and makes the best sweets (cakes, cupcakes, etc), my favorite treat from them is their lemon squares, which have just the right amount of sweetness for a perfect pick-me-up. I also love the medium-roast iced soy lattes at Black Flamingo, which is Red Hook’s newest café.

Noon: When it comes to the best brunch in the neighborhood its, hands down, at The Good Fork. Everything on the menu is a must-try!

Afternoon: After a delicious brunch, on a nice day, I’d head over to the park at Valentino Pier. This is where I go when I want to remind myself that I really do live in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in New York. It’s also the best spot to watch the sunset, sailboats passing and firework crackling over the NYC skyline.

Dinner:  If I’m in a seafood state-of-mind, I’ll head to Red Hook Lobster Pound for a Tuscan lobster roll. If I am in a carnivorous mood, it’s straight to Hometown for a large tray of beef brisket and mac’n’cheese. 

Nighttime: Where do I love to hang out on a Saturday night in Red Hook? One word: Sunny’s. I think its namesake speaks for itself.  Live music, great bartenders and a pretty little outdoor patio for fresh air.

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