DeFonte’s: They helped Gentrify Red Hook. Will they do it again?
DeFonte’s Sandwich Shop original location opened in Red Hook in 1922, 92 years ago. Defonte’s is the oldest surviving eatery in the Red Hook, serving massive, old-school Italian heroes like the Nicky Special, which marries Capicola, Salami, Provolone and Fried Eggplant. To the family run business the state of the neighborhood never mattered, they just kept serving their sandwiches which have now become renowned. Their new location on Tappen Park in Stapleton opened last week at 95 Water Street. This way on Bay welcomes Nicky and his family to our neighborhood. Go enjoy old world Italian favorites to include all the Parmesan you want, Fried Eggplant on any sandwich, Sausage & Peppers, Pasta, Soup, Nicky’s famous Hot Salad and of course Broccoli Rabe! Is your mouth watering yet?
DeFonte’s Sandwich Shop
95 Water Street | 718 285 4300 | defontesofbrooklyn.com
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