PLAN DATE: THURS / MAR. 7
Ducking into the dark, red-bricked corners of El Almacén easily feels like you’re stepping into a lively little restaurant on a sunlit street in Buenos Aires, and the heavy, aromatic food that’s served there says the same. The meat-forward menu includes satisfying Latin American favorites like empanadas (spinach cheese & corn, hand-cut steak, cheese & onion, ham & cheese), entrana (skirt steak), churrasco (14 oz rib eye), milanesa and paella. There’s even a mean guacamole to match. You won’t regret the raw, red meat splurge with the one you love at this sultry, subtle Latin American hotspot.
Follow up that hearty meal with a round of drinks at good and gritty Williamsburg bar Muchmore’s, where you can start with a strong shot of espresso and top it off with a decent beer. The coffee shop vibes make it a great spot to cozy up and settle down after a hefty meal, with live music likely playing in the art-decked, open performance space attached to the cafe bar. It’s got all the lowkey, Brooklyn vibes that makes it an easy place to hang out and have a laidback nightcap with your love.
557 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
idktip: You can actually buy chimichurri sauce to take home with you, and, honestly, after dousing it on all that steak, you’ll be glad of it.
2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Go for their Soju cocktails, if you want a little more than beer or wine.