PLAN DATE: WEDS / APR. 17
Outside Kofte Piyaz, you’ll see a sign boasting “grilled meat,” which makes sense because this casual Turkish café features a lot of it. From the grilled lamb sausage sandwich to the chicken shish kabab, Kofte Piyaz gives meat lovers a variety of succulent options, alongside Turkish spices and classic Mediterranean sides like baba ghanoush and hummus. We recommend the grilled beef meatballs and the white bean salad. Eat them together for the ultimate experience.
Afterward, head to elegant bar & lounge L’Wren. Greeted by a black matte façade framing huge windows, you will find a simple, modern meets rustic vibe inside. The backlit bar offers a purplish tinge that reads serious lounge, but the brick wall opposite it suggests a more laidback vibe. Definitely hit the signature cocktail list for intricately mixed cocktails like El Cachondo, featuring tequila, passion fruit, jalapeno, and lime or the Sage Advice, which features gin, mango, lemon and of course, sage. Who knows, it might make you wise.
Casual, Lounge, Old-school
881 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Though this café seems reserved for carnivores, the menu is full of excellent vegetarian options include the veggie bean and hummus sandwich.
4004 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Free popcorn accompanies your drink and adds to the stay-awhile vibe.