Yesterday, my high school buddy Sara convinced me to come out to Brooklyn for lunch. We’ve known each other for 16 years (whoa), so you don’t say no to someone who has plenty of blackmail material.
I’m currently working from home with as a social media consultant (looking for a full-time gig too), so while I have the freedom to do things like this, I rarely do, choosing usually to glue myself to my computer, working, only occasionally sneaking out for a lunchtime workout or lunch or coffee meeting.
But yesterday I just couldn’t say no to a slightly longer lunch out in Brooklyn and went to meet Sara for lunch.
She promised “a vacation for the afternoon,” and delivered.
Right? We went to Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook, and if I had been kidnapped and blindfolded and dropped off here, I would not have thought I was in Brooklyn, or anywhere near New York City. I posted this one to Instagram with the caption “BK or vacay?”
I wasn’t originally thinking about blogging about lunch, so I didn’t take a picture of what I ate, but I had a crab roll, which was delicious (but still no lobster roll.)
The restaurant has three levels, and we sat on the top level, since it had the best view.
On the bottom level, they have mini-golf and cornhole!
We walked down by the pier after lunch, and could see Manhattan, Staten Island, Governor’s Island and the Statute of Liberty all from our vantage point.
I’d never been to Red Hook before (no, we did not go to Ikea), so it was fun to have a quick little afternoon jaunt that was totally different from a typical lunch.
What do you do when you want to take a vacation for the afternoon?