After Work Chic
605 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn
A quaint little restaurant with an upscale feel, James has nailed the exact ambiance we’re looking for on date night. Order the burger. In fact, the place does burgers so well, they’ve devoted a whole night to them! (Mondays. Perfect reason to come back for more.)
idk tip: Their sides are amazing — don’t miss the crispy black kale, roasted cauliflower or truffle fries.
Little Cupcake Bake Shop
598 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
One of NYC’s classic cupcake chains, Little Cupcake Bakeshop has a retro feel with new-age sensibilities. I mean, who else serves vegan, gluten-free Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcakes?
idk tip: While it is the cupcake shop, we’re all about the Birthday Cake, a three-layer, vanilla bean cake lacquered with confetti icing. (Go, shorty.)