Inspired by a member of our oM team who recently joined howaboutwe.com, we decided to explore date ideas around the city and share our best tips in a comprehensive guide to “Romantic Adventures” in NYC. This is the second in a series of nine guides.
A Little Bit Country
Summer in the city means barbeque, and what better way to meet than over meat, booze, and bluegrass?
Date idea #1. Even in the shadow of IKEA, Red Hook’s sparse air and salty breeze makes it a world apart from the city. Make it feel even farther south by way of bourbon, beer, pulled pork and smoked brisket at Brooklyn Ice House. Brooklyn Ice House: 318 Van Brunt St, at Pioneer
After Dinner: Save room to take in a few more sips alongside bluegrass at dive-stitution Sunny’s Bar. 253 Conover St.
Date idea #2. Pig out by the pound at Fette Sau’s picnic tables; take on the pig head and Asian-funked (Malaysian, to be exact) flavors at Fatty ‘Cue (Note: Renovations ending soon; until then, you can get your fix at their West Village outpost); or share the rest of the pig–from bacon-jalapeño cornbread to fried pig tails and Dr. Pepper ribs or molasses brined pork chop–at The Brooklyn Star. Fette Sau: 354 Metropolitan Ave; Fatty ‘Cue: 91 South 6th St or 50 Carmine St, West Village and The Brooklyn Star: 593 Lorimer St, at Conselyea, Williamsburg
After Dinner: Skip the weekend dinner crowds and go out on Monday, when Revered Vince Anderson and his Love Choir hold weekly vigils by way of free “dirty gospel” in the back of Union Pool (Sets at 11pm and 1am). Union Pool: 484 Union Ave, at Skillman, Williamsburg
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