WIAW: Red Hook Edition

Happy WIAW! I'm doing it a little different today. Instead of blogging a full day of food, I'm sharing a few different things I tried recently. So here we go…

On Saturday I decided to visit Red Hook, Brooklyn for a culinary adventure. There's a free ferry on the weekends from downtown so the boyfriend and I decided to take advantage and do a little exploring(and eating and drinking).

We got to Red Hook around 1:30 and we were starving so our first stop was Brooklyn Crab. It was adorable! There were a few floors with amazing views of the water and Manhattan, plus a few activities like mini golf and corn hole.

We knew we'd be stopping a few places so we decided to share something and then move on. We ordered the Wild Atlantic Cod with fries and coleslaw and a couple beers. So delicious! And I loved that it came on faux newspaper like fish and chips from England.

Our next stop was the Red Hook Winery. We were lucky enough to get an extensive tasting(12! too much!) and a private tour from Ben, the cellar master.
We learned all about the individual wine makers, where they source the grapes(Long Island and the Finger Lakes region) and we got to see where they make the wine and the barrel room, which was fun. The winery itself was super cute. It was right on the water and had a very cozy, rustic atmosphere. I think it would be a great spot for a private party or small wedding.
After copious amounts of wine, we(I) definitely needed more food so we headed to a popular brunch spot, home/made.

We split the truffled eggs and parm with potatoes and warm raisin-walnut bread. The bread was INCREDIBLE. I want to go back and eat a whole loaf. I also had a glass of prosecco because they were serving it from a tap, which I found bizarre. It was just okay – probably would have been fine in a mimosa, but I wouldn't drink it alone.

Our last stop for the day was for dessert – Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie. I cannot say enough good things about this place! It was adorable and the pie was so yummy!

We split a swingle – a mini key lime pie dipped in chocolate, served on a stick. Delicious!

It ended up being the perfect day! Everything was fantastic and I had a great time getting to know Red Hook.

 

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WIAW: Cutting Out the Sugar

Lately I’ve been eating way too much sugar(bread, donuts, bagels, ice cream) and this week I’m making an effort to cut back on the treats and add more veggies to my diet. As always, thanks to Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW. Here are my eats from yesterday:

Pre-run: tropical nuun

Breakfast: two fried eggs, iced coffee and some mini Brie

Lunch: a salad from TJ’s, sparkling water and some sugar-free jello

Dinner: garlic chicken sausage, brussel sprouts with bacon, wine, manchego, pecorino romano….the half eaten cookie isn’t mine!