PLAN DATE: MON / AUG. 27
Tonight kicks off at Momo Chicken Shack, where you’ll discover that there are plenty of ways to cook a chicken. You may have heard of the owner’s first restaurant, Momo Sushi Shack. On the surface, this new, inviting chicken shack is fairly simple in design, with a neutral palette (save for the bright orange Ashlyn dining chairs) accordion bi-folding windows to savor the late summer breeze, and the occasional patch of exposed brick to lend to the lived-in atmosphere. So, if you’re looking for some Southern escapism—with the added benefit of everything from teriyaki chicken to fried chicken and waffles—Momo Chicken Shack has you covered.
After dinner, make your way to The Johnson’s, the newer, more polished bar from the same folks who opened Welcome to the Johnson’s. This modern alehouse has old-school ambitions with a contemporary mindset, offering beer, pool, and arcade games with a laid-back cafe vibe. Its earthy white and green palette, evident mid-century influence in furniture, and synthetic grass dressing the back patio make The Johnson’s seem like the lovechild of Southern California in the 1960s and a modern hipster garden party.
Momo Chicken Shack
247 Starr Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you’re a vegetarian, they offer some great options, like curry korokke and marinated crispy fried jackfruit.
369 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: They make a wicked spin on a Bloody Mary called The Strange Flavor Whiskey Bloody Back.