Where to Brunch Right Now: The Good Fork

6 Jul

If this post could only be four words, it would read,”Brunch. Backyard. Blood Mary.”Because that really boils down my favorite things about The Good Fork.

But luckily, in the wonderful world of WordPress I can expand on the experience.

Like most New Yorkers, I’m used to waiting for brunch. And I don’t really have a problem with that because I think most places are worth the wait. But because The Good Fork is still slightly under the radar, there was no wait. The Red Hook location, understated decor, and droves headed to Fort Defiance keep the brunch explosion to a minimum. So I was immediately seated in the greenery-covered backyard, where every table holds a bottle of Sriracha or Tabasco.

Like I said before, if you do anything at The Good Fork, order a bloody mary. I know I talk a lot here about my favorite bloody marys, but this one is in my top three favorites– inching close to first place. It’s spicy, filled with horseradish, and practically has a garden growing out of it, with a giant stalk of celery, a green bean, olive, and pickle speared across the top.

Unlike the typical brunch menu, this one offers homemade dumplings, Korean steak and eggs, and classic bibimbop. The Korean steak and eggs is the dish to get, with spicy soy marinated grass-fed hanger steak, Korean potato salad, mixed greens, and two fried eggs.

And without the mad brunch crowd, I could have stayed all day.

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