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Sunday, June 24, 2012

BROOKLYN CRAB @ 24 reed st,Red Hook :worth the wait?

Red Hook has art and music events on the piers and Sunny's bar Sat night blue grass jams that until recently were barely noticed...There is Good Fork and Irish music at Rocky Sullivan's and lobster at Lobster Pound (also on roof of Rocky,s sometimes or trucks here/there).....but if you were waiting for crabs, your wait is over ...or has it just begun?


Well when is a wait a wait?  When at 5 they say table at 7? Not when they agree to call you cell and you have a crisp clear day to have a lemonade at the rear of Fairway and you can read the Times or your kindle at a waterfront park or sit in the downstairs and have a beer (or soon play mini golf or ping pong) and some oysters....not when they call you earlier than promised and whisk you to a waiting Rebecca from Cobble Hill recently returned from college in Tampa...not when you have a glass of wine immediately  and  later a great sunset behind the Statue of Liberty and snow peas baked with parm and a grand view. Then there are the steamed pots with crab,corn,potatoes and corn and lobster
or for the vegi gardener artichokes...the vegi pot could have been more flavorful, but generally all good. Hot sauces everywhere in peg holes or rails...however most of these work better with meat than shell fish, which could benefit from plain Tabasco which they must have...and the cocktail sauce was a little thick for my taste, But generally tuta bene...even deserts looked good.  And it is not a wait when at 9 you shop in Fairway and @9:45 fireworks crack from Ellis Island. If you are not too tired you go to Sunny's for the jam but that doesn't get goin til 11ish and that ,that, that was too long a wait ...this time.



Pea Shoots and tomatoes and garlic and parm


Watching the dog watching us downstairs









And when two cabs stopped in what was once a yellow cab wasteland and a young woman asked if Sunny's was near, we knew this remote refuge was no longer a secret and the waiting crab eaters were filling the streets with shoppers and browsers and Manhattan refugees and economically speaking that's not a bad thing. There have been some naysayers on the internets and they complain about cost and waits. For sure this is pricey: $116 for two..but we could have ordered clam rolls and a beer. and OK it is a splurge. BUT THE WAIT WAS NOT A WASTE.

Brooklyn Crab on Urbanspoon


artichokes needed more steam

2 comments:

Anna K said...

Eric - I'm glad for the positive review! Maybe Tim and I will try it now with less trepidation...

Anonymous said...

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