PLAN DATE: MON / SEP. 24
First, tonight kicks off at Lowerline. This petite and vibrant “classic New Orleans joint” is a hidden Creole gem in Prospect Heights, where food is spicy, messy, and an edible love letter to its NOLA roots (leaning heavily on their beloved roast beef, shrimp, oyster, and muffaletta Po-Boys). With a pastel-and-brick palette, plenty of marble tables for the perfect food porn backdrop, and a neon script storefront sign to light your way, Lowerline is for lovers craving Southern comfort with some Northern city influence.
Next, head to Gold Star Beer Counter for a wide array of effervescent libations. With a kind of west coast garden vibe with mid-century modern accents (courtesy of natural wood finishes, brushed gold, and a bright interior), this trendy alehouse is an ideal way to taste-test your way through beer flavor notes you never even knew existed. With 16 unique beer taps that update regularly, as well as Gold Star’s undemanding ambiance, you two, like Indiana Jones at the end of The Last Crusade, will have chosen wisely coming here.
794 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Aside from Po-Boys, their (ridiculously fresh) oysters are also a major staple here.
Gold Star Beer Counter
176 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: If there’s a brew you’re particularly fond of, have the bartender bottle it in a growler to commemorate this most delicious of evenings.