PLAN DATE: SUN / JUNE 16
Start your week off right with some Korean food, followed by comedy out in Park Slope. Helmed by Jenny Kwan, Haenyeo is a Korean spot named after the legendary female free divers from Jeju Island, South Korea that dive year-round to harvest seafood and seaweed. The dishes are a cleaner, brighter take on some traditional items, like bibimbop, galbi and seafood sundubu, and include some inventive items, like the Spicy Winter Bouillabaisse, a hearty dish filled with codfish, mussels, clams, shrimp, and rice cake, and Dok Duni’s jalapeño chicken. Korean food is meant to be paired with drinks, so don’t skip out on one of their clever cocktails (the squid & the whale with Mizu lemongrass shochu, sesame oil, and egg white) or some soju. Not a drinker? You can always opt for the passion fruit spritzer or the ginger cinnamon tea.
After your meal, get ready for a night of laughs at Union Hall. Josh Sharp, who you might have caught on 2 Dope Queens, has put together a stand-up show to remember—Psychobabble. Brooklyn-based comedian Bowen Yang will be accompanying Josh, along with a comically long powerpoint presentation. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Check the calendar for the next show.
239 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Don’t skip out on the seafood—after all, you’ll want to pay homage to the restaurant’s namesake.
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Arriving early or staying late, you can get in a game of bocce at Union Hall’s larger bar area.