Come to Fort Defiance Tomorrow to Celebrate Red Hook’s Resilience

The Fort is coming back.
The Fort is coming back. Photo: Melissa Hom

The well-loved Red Hook restaurant Fort Defiance, which was damaged extensively during Hurricane Sandy, has not yet been able to reopen for business, but owner St. John Frizell and his staff are slow-roasting a 130-pound pig from Pino Prime Meats starting tonight and will start congregating directly outside the restaurant tomorrow afternoon to serve the meat. The smoker is a loaner from Hometown barbecue, which proprietors Christopher Miller and Billy Durney will open next year at 454 Van Brunt Street; in addition to the pig, beans, greens, and cornbread will be served, and the Fort will be pouring Sixpoint beer. A free IKEA shuttle service will make the rounds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to take patrons to the Bell House, where Rosanne Cash is playing a show to benefit Red Hook businesses. [Earlier, Earlier, Related]