PLAN DATE: WEDS / AUG. 7
Take a trip overseas with your taste buds to Chama Mama, a traditional style kitchen serving up Georgian staple and natural, organic wines. A good place to start if you’re new to the cuisine, or simply overwhelmed trying to decide what to get, is the “A Taste of Georgia” cold appetizer sampling plate includes walnut-stuffed peppers and eggplant, lesser-known treasures like ekala, or wild sarsaparilla greens mingled with a spicy walnut paste, and gebjalia, little roulades of soft fresh cheese seasoned with mint. Despite being a homestyle kitchen, the casual restaurant is minimal and modern with 2 rooms and plenty of space for good times.
The Donut Pub is an oldie, but a goodie. And if the windows filled with trays of various glazed circles of dough don’t beckon your attention, the neon lights might. Located on bustling 14th St, The Donut Pub has been drawing crowds 24 hours a day since 1964. Boasting an “out-of-this-world maple bacon croissant donut” and other heavenly things like a Salted Caramel Croissant Donut, it’s pretty easy to understand why. The “pub’ itself looks more like an old-school diner with a long bar and vinyl stool seating, and the menu also offers up simple sandwiches like egg or grilled cheese — but how could you go past the donuts?
Dinner and Donuts
Casual and Comforting
149 W 14th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Get one of the adjaruli khachapuri – a small calzone like treat with tapered ends and a hollowed-out center filled to the brim with various fillings.
The Donut Pub
203 W 14th, Manhattan
idk tip: Be sure to try one of the croissant donut styles as well as the classic!