PLAN DATE: THURS / JUNE 27
The homey Senegalese cuisine at Joloff is exactly what you need to kick off a steamy summer night, and the flavorful digs here won’t disappoint. Set in a vibrantly colored, artwork-splattered and culturally in-tune space, you’ll experience Senegalese staples like tiebou jeun (baked fish, joloff rice, and veggies), fataya legumes (veggie pastels), yassa ganar (chicken braised in onion and lemon sauce), and mafe yapp (lamb stewed in peanut butter sauce with ground okra). With a special, expertly-made Joloff rice method that features broken rice steeped in jasmine flavors and stewed in rich tomato sauce, you know they don’t mess around here, and you and your person will step out feeling fully satisfied.
This upscale tiki bar takes care of all the summer vibes you crave with a fun drink list that goes beyond just rum-infused concoctions. The bold turquoise upholstery and tasteful tropical decor keep things playful yet refined, and the spacious outdoor patio deck strung with starry lights could be just steps from the beach with little imagination and a couple of drinks. Think strawberry rum punch (rum, strawberry, lime, bitters, soda), the Fire Drill (mezcal, passion fruit, Gentian Amaro, lime), the frozen Penichillin (scotch, lemon, honey, ginger, extra scotch), or, if you’re all about those seaside classics, a piña colada.
Down To Earth, Serene
1617, 1168 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Their Joloff ginger tea is the perfect, soothing after-dinner supplement.
1057 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: There’s a food truck on the back patio, and yes, you totally should pick up some tacos before you head home.