PLAN DATE: FRI / AUG. 2
Whether you’re hopping on the subway, taking a cab, biking, or walking…just make sure your trip ends at FieldTrip. Newly opened by Chef JJ Johnson, (his co-authored cookbook won a 2019 James Beard Award), this fast-casual restaurant in Harlem is taking rice bowls to the next level. Per FieldTrip’s mantra, “rice is culture,” each type of rice bowl on the menu will take you on a different cultural experience. We’re talking high quality ingredients and sustainable products for an affordable price. Although the main focus here is rice bowls, you can also order fun sides like crab pockets, yucca puffs, and even soft serve ice cream (made of rice milk!).
From rice to riches…or at least for an upscale swanky vibe, walk over to Sugar Monk for craft cocktails. Imagine a Harlem renaissance/1930s speakeasy vibe with a menu of over 30 specialty drinks. These cocktails alone could be classified as art. Not only are they pretty to look at, they’re even better to actually drink.
Quick Bites and Drinks
Low-key and Authentic
109 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan
idk tip: There’s beer & wine on tap!
2292 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Manhattan
idk tip: The vibe here is so chill – they encourage everyone to be seated at all times.