The Good Fork
Husband and wife team Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim, the former a carpenter and the latter a chef, combine their creative energies at Red Hook's The Good Fork. Korean and European culinary traditions are wed onto a menu that features dishes like pork and chive dumplings, chicken liver toast, and larger fusion plates like steak and eggs with kimchee rice. Cocktails are far from simple, as evidenced by clam juice Bloody Marys served at brunch and absinthe shaken with grapefruit, lemon, and egg whites in the evening. Schneider's carpentry skills are obvious in how he complements the space's original architectural structure with curved wooden ceilings, vintage light fixtures, and a custom doorway nestled into a brick facade.