PLAN DATE: WEDS / MAR. 20
It’s a casual, yet foodie’s night out at Murray’s Mac and Cheese in Greenwich Village. Because who doesn’t love mac and cheese—especially when it’s creamy, melted, and gratuitous. An extension of Murray’s Cheese shop this fast-casual restaurant is dedicated solely to the heavenly combination of pasta and cheese. Expect buffalo chicken (New York cheddar, blue cheese, chicken, buffalo sauce, and ranch dressing), carbonara (fontina, mozzarella, pancetta, peas) and French onion (gruyere, raclette, caramelized onions, and bacon) and more. The best part is you can select from a range of additional toppings including an entire ball of burrata cheese. Need we say more?
Afterward, if you can manage it, head over to BÀO Tea House to chill out over some freshly brewed tea and treats. This cute little tea house serves both sweet and savory bao (a filled bun/bread-like dumpling). The sweet flavors range from the traditional egg to matcha, and pair well with the rose tea and honey scented black tea. The (sweet and savory) cherry on top—the presentation of your drinks will have your Instagram drooling.
Murray's Mac and Cheese
254 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Cheese connoisseurs (and picky eaters) can craft their own bowls of mac and cheese.
BÀO Tea House
140 West 4th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The specialty iced teas are the most photogenic.