PLAN DATE: SAT / APR. 20
With so many restaurants serving authentic food from the DR in this area, it must be said that Malecon is the flagship spot you want to be at. Modern diner meets local cafe meets undersea adventure theme restaurant—you’re definitely here for the food. Known for their rotisserie chicken, or fried plantains, Malecon is a welcoming spot that hits the hunger pangs hard.
Then, head over a couple blocks to Forever Coffee Bar for a cuppa as well as their uber-cool Drink & Draw series. Unleash the artist within at this BYOB art collective. Practice your drawing skills with guidance from an experienced, fun and down to earth art instructor. Modeled on iconic artists like Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol and Picasso, create your own masterpiece while mingling with other art enthusiasts. Art not your jam? You’re still in for a treat at this art-filled hipster haven, with Irving Farm coffee served by some of the best baristas in NY and pies by Pielady, a local baker providing fresh-baked goodies in Washington Heights.
Dinner, Boozy Art
4141 Broadway, Manhattan
idk tip: Portions are large, be ready to take home extras or come with a big appetite.
Forever Coffee Bar
714 West 181st Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Check the website for details and tickets for the Drink & Draw events.