PLAN DATE: MON / JULY 2
Whether you’re back at work after a weekend of raging or resting, Mondays can sometimes feel like the anti-date night. That said, we love a good Mondate, because a night of lovin’ is the perfect way to reward yourselves for making it through the first day of the work week. Keep things simple tonight by strolling to check out Dog Haus in Soho. This hot dog pop-up has a loyal following in L.A., and for the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy their “craft casual” chef-driven brats and wursts. We like the Little Mule, made with avocado, pickled jalapenos, cotija cheese, chipotle mayo, and a fried egg.
After, head to Rice to Riches, where rice pudding gets the gourmet treatment. After a few generous samples of flavors like Sex Drugs and Rocky Road, Hazelnut Chocolate Bear Hug, and Oreogasm, you’ll rapidly rethink your stance on the oft-overlooked dessert. Order an Epic and choose two flavors to split, then find a bench in Sara Roosevelt Park to cuddle up and enjoy your evening.
62 Spring Street, Manhattan
idk tip: We know we’re sending you to dessert after, but we couldn’t resist ordering the Salty Malty milkshake with dinner. Go ahead and spoil your appetite—a little indulgence is what Mondates are all about.
Rice to Riches
37 Spring Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’ve re-discovered your love of rice pudding, they’ve got a Monthly Friend membership that involves Sumo containers of rice pudding. Get after it.