PLAN DATE: SUN / MAR. 24
They say spring is in the air, but it’s still cold outside. A great way to heat up is by grabbing a seat near a hibachi (a traditional Japanese grill) and enjoying the spoils; Flame Hibachi in Kips Bay has this and more. From dim sum to a sushi bar to $15 lunch bento boxes, Flame has Asian food covered, with so many deals along the way. Gather around the hibachi and watch your chef cook up some sea bass or skirt steak, or grab a table and order from the eclectic options including lobster potstickers, mushroom spring rolls, and sesame chicken. The space is traditionally elegant, yet casual—perfect for stuffing your face.
Once you’ve completed your eating tour of Asia, head over to Ireland. Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar is a traditional pub—the likes of which you’d find in Belfast or Dublin. Forward with Irish whiskey and Guinness, the bar also stocks the typical array of beer, wine, and liquor to make sure you’re satiated. Owned by Steve Duggan, a renowned Gaelic footballer, and Paddy Reilly, of The Dubliners, everything from the flooring to the lanterns are authentic—imported directly from Ireland to give the bar an “Isle of Eire” feel. Live Celtic music is a nightly treat!
Dinner, Drinks, Live Music
381 3rd Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Hands down one of the most extensive happy hour menus we’ve ever seen, available through the week and on weekends from 12-7:30 pm. Enjoy a $3 sake bomb or a $7 cocktail of the month, alongside dishes like mango wild tuna tartare and a Thai chicken lettuce wrap.
Paddy Reilly's Music Bar
519 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Feel the singer/songwriter in you bursting at the seams? Paddy Reilly’s hosts an all genres open mic and singer-songwriter open mic on Wednesdays and Saturdays.