PLAN DATE: THURS / JUN. 14
Post-work, head to YN, a teeny, rustic-chic wine bar with small plates and a damn good happy hour. Every day from 4-7 p.m., they offer $7 wines by the glass, $2 off beers and house cocktails, $5 crostini, cheeses, and salumi, and a $25 Happy Plate, but don’t fill up too much because your next stop has solidified its status as Italian royalty in New York.
Next, head to nearby Rubirosa Ristorante. A delightful Nolita Italian staple, this family-owned pizzeria caters to even the most discriminating palettes with pizza options like arugula or sausage with broccoli rabe. They’re, of course, famous for their vodka pie, but in case you’re not feeling pizza (no judgment here), they also offer a wide selection of paninis and pasta.
227 Mott Street, Manhattan
idk tip: During weekdays YN is open till 12 a.m., and on weekends until 2 a.m.
235 Mulberry Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Visitors from all over the world rave about this place’s vodka sauce pizza.