PLAN DATE: SUN / DEC. 30
Carefully authentic and loaded with tangy taste, the homey Polish cuisine at Dziupla is sure to make your taste buds travel to Eastern Europe with a splay of pierogis, borscht, and goulash. Tiny, cute and glowing with exposed red brick, it’s just the spot to escape the cold and feel yourself truly warmed by food. Go for a bowl of Red or White Borscht, a sour soup with a beetroot base, and definitely go in on the Pierogies, which are stuffed with a variety of fillings like Cheese and Potato or Duck and come piping hot for a little winter meal. As an entree, the Goulash, Stuffed Pancakes, and Veggie Stuffed Cabbage are a solid way to go and give a good idea of what the cuisine is all about: steamy stews, tender meats, and hearty servings of potatoes and cabbage. Dine on something unique, robust, and perhaps, brand new, for a lively experience with Polish culture that’s perfect for winter.
When you’ve had your fill of warm and tasty winter eats, head over to the Williamsburg Hotel’s chic and glam brand new bar, The Water Tower. Aptly located inside the structure it names, splendid views of the Manhattan skyline pair with its ritzy decor, a vibrant splay of velvet couches, pop-art murals, hanging lights and floor-to-ceiling windows that encircle the whole of the space. The cocktails are a whole new level of luxe, made not by bartenders, but by an expert beverage director who churns out delights like the Message in a Bottle, made with rum, clarified milk punch, blue pineapple juice, and dark cinnamon bark, for a hefty price that promises seamless quality. Lounge about with your love and enjoy the intimacy of this fashionably exclusive cocktail bar above it all, then dance alongside those perfect views when, later in the night, it transitions into a club.
194 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: The Chef’s Pierogies really combine it all, filled with spinach and goat cheese in a Chanter die Mushroom sauce, they are really the way to go.
The Water Tower
The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: This place is exclusive, so make sure to reserve your spots at the bar ahead of time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.