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Ask a Cidiot: No. 11 — What’s the link between Chocolate and Red Hook?


Chocolate has, some might say, an outsized presence in Red Hook. The Chocolate Factory on Elizabeth Street. The chocolate counter at Taste Budd’s. Annabelle’s amazing confections. Cocoa Butter in Kate McLeod’s Body Stones. And from 2014 to 2021, on the first weekend in November, there was a chocolate festival sponsored by The Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce.   So, hoping […]

Ask a Cidiot: No. 10 — Where Should I Go for Valentine’s (Monday!) Dinner?


This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Monday, a tricky day to find local restaurants that are open, even if we weren’t in a pandemic. But yes, they exist. And we hunted them down for you!  If you’re comfortable eating inside, or simply want to do take-out and eat at home, here are a few favorites that are both open […]


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