PLAN DATE: SUN / OCT. 7
First, get the night rolling at Dirt Candy (note: they don’t serve dirt or candy). This all-white (with black accents) restaurant goes all-in on elegance, from its decor to its dishes. Offering two vegetarian tasting menus (the five-course Vegetable Patch and the ten-course Vegetable Garden), you can also opt for some of their unique shared options, like brussel sprout tacos and jalapeno hush puppies. And don’t bet against their veggie-friendly desserts, including some inspired options like the celery cheesecake roll and onion chocolate tart. If you thought vegetables couldn’t surprise you, you clearly just haven’t been to Dirt Candy yet.
Next, expand on tonight’s sensory experience at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, a modern art gallery featuring exhibitions that you stare at, walk through, and hear. This month, you can explore Danny Lyon’s Wanderer (a dive into NYC, old and new), Leilah Weinraub’s Shakedown (an exploration into Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene), and Sam Pulitzers political May the Last Nationalist be Strangled with the Guts of the Last Technocrat (a walkthrough that combines pops of color with Ancient Roman architecture), among others. If you’re looking for a trendy space with an eye for social awareness, Gavin Brown’s enterprise has you covered.
Lower East Side
86 Allen St, Manhattan
idk tip: If you want something simple, but wholly original, go for the Snap! cocktail (it’s got peas and gin, and it’s a favorite).
Gavin Brown's enterprise
291 Grand St, Manhattan
idk tip: Dates don’t usually end with a gift shop, so if you like the vibe here, don’t leave empty-handed.