PLAN DATE: THURS / APR. 12
LIC’s go-to spot for Vietnamese staples such as banh mi, pho and rice vermicelli, Cyclo is a casual joint offering good food at fair prices. Expect a mellow ambiance as you pop in for an easy, delicious meal, which you can wash down with a bubble tea or pickle plum soda.
Next, head to nearby Sweetleaf, a coffee shop by day and cocktail lounge at night. While you can always order a classic drink like a whiskey neat or gin and tonic, we recommend trying one of this bar’s creative cocktail concoctions such as the Phoenix Rising with bourbon, honey, ginger syrup, lemon, egg whites and bitters.
Long Island City
5-51 47th Avenue, Queens
idk tip: If you’re feeling adventurous, the quail egg wontons are rumored to be a tasty treat.
Sweetleaf Center Blvd
4615 Center Boulevard, Queens
idk tip: Sweetleaf has a few locations, but this is the only one that turns into a bar once the sun goes down.