Community Happy Hour: Rita

Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends in our garden for happy hour. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization.

This month’s Happy Hour features small bites by Red Hook staple Rita, a cash bar, and live jazz music by Jaimie Branch Trio with Lester St. Louis and Mike Pride. The menu includes Mugwort-Hemp Cracker (gluten-free), Little Gem Cup (gluten-free, vegetarian), Smoky Avocado Tartine (vegan), and Rhubarb & Pickled Mustard Compote (gluten-free, vegetarian).

Rita is a daytime restaurant founded in Red Hook by Mary Ellen Amato. Previously the executive chef of Court Street Grocers, Amato left her role to pursue the solo project, which serves breakfast and lunch on Van Brunt Street.