The Smith and 9th streets subway station is closed, but don’t let that stop you from hopping the B61 or walking over to Red Hook from nearby Carroll Gardens for a full, food-packed day. The grimy, somewhat isolated Brooklyn neighborhood has a small-town feel and some great eats all within a few blocks: Work your way down Van Brunt Street, starting with a Korean-American brunch at the Good Fork and excellent, reasonably priced cocktails at Fort Defiance. For an afternoon sweet, head to the pier for one of Steve’s key lime pies dipped in chocolate, and enjoy it with a view of the water. Then stroll the cobbled streets to work up an appetite for dinner at Andy Ricker’s wonderful regional Thai restaurant, Pok Pok NY. We hear the lines have never been shorter! The Good Fork, 391 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, 718-643-6636,; Fort Defiance, 365 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, 347-453-6672,; Steve’s, 204 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, 718-858-5333,; Pok Pok NY, 127 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, 718-923-9322, (11231)

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391 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn NY 11231


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