I wish I lived in Red Hook, just so I couldĀ drop in at Fort Defiance all the time. It’s the perfect neighborhood haunt, with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and some delicious friend chicken!Fort Defiance in Red HookOwner/food writer/former bartender at Pegu Club, St. John Frizell has a collection of well-priced cocktails to pair with the lunch and dinner menu. On the left: behold Michele’s Breakfast Martini (mixed with gin and marmalade). On right is classic New Orleans sandwich, the muffuletta; below: the Barbados Buck (dark & stormy) that D and Burke wisely selected. All the cocktails were perfect, as you’d expect (including my Bloody Mary, not pictured) and the very next time I’m in Red Hook, I plan to eat my way through more of the menu.Fort Defiance in Red Hook