PLAN DATE: TUES / APR. 2
Craving some ceviche? Aren’t we all. Grab some dinner at Chamusca, an LES restaurant with a cute ambiance, locally-sourced seafood, and a mouth-watering raw bar. This spot is relatively new to the neighborhood and is collecting unanimous five-star reviews from early patrons. Start with some oysters or ceviche (the staple menu item) and then get *squiddy with it* with their fried squid dish, topped with a cilantro aioli chipotle salsa. Everything about this place is fresh, from the wild shrimp to the wine.
Honestly, we wouldn’t judge you for spending your entire night chowing down on fresh clams, but if you’re down for something a little boozier, walk over a few blocks to Fig. 19 on Chrystie street. Hidden behind a door in the art gallery above Home Sweet Home, this place is everything you want from a speakeasy cocktail bar. It’s quite romantic inside, with dark wood and beaded chandeliers—the menu is equally as impressive with inventive mixology named things like “Rhapsody in Rye” and “Night Moves.” And better yet, drinks are decently priced for a speakeasy of this caliber.
Lower East Side
92 Rivington Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Ask to thank the chef, Gustavo Frias, who hails from West Covina, CA (if you’re a fan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, you’ll have a lot of questions for him).
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Before the NYSDOH starts fining for CBD-infused cocktails in a few months, order the CBD Pinata, packed with rum, pineapple, CBD oil, fresh lime, Peychaud’s bitters, soda, and an orange wedge.