PLAN DATE: MON / APR. 1
Although you’ll walk upon a humble storefront, the homey, hearty Indian food at Jalsa Grill & Gravy is actually a delicious, aromatic, miracle of a meal. Think their top-notch savory eggplant chaat to start, then mix it up something you’ll both be happy to share: saucy chicken tikka masala and palak paneer kofta (spinach with cottage cheese balls), or the perfect paneer Nizami and nourishing daily daal. The delicious, homestyle dishes are endless and affordable, and with portions meant for sharing, you and your love won’t leave anything less than beautifully satisfied.
With your bellies full and the need for a cold beer becoming more urgent, make your way over to kickback spot—Irish pub 773 Lounge. It’s got twinkling lights, shiny wooden counters for casual drinks and great cocktails to go along with it: salted caramel White Russians (salted caramel Bailey’s, caramel vodka, fresh cream, caramel syrup) for your sweet tooth, and the more straight-laced New York Sour (Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, red wine float). It’s the laidback nightcap you need after a big, vibrant meal with your person, from one neighborhood joint to another.
Jalsa Grill & Gravy
964 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Add some sweetness to your meal with a creamy, smooth mango lassi.
773 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you’re feelin’ it, they’ve got homemade ice cream.