PLAN DATE: SAT / JULY 13
Follow the neon sign bearing Nobody Told Me‘s name and see what cocktail will serve as your siren song. If you’re playing it safe, order off the “kinda classic” cocktail menu, where you can have mint juleps with a peppery twist or cosmos with a bit of bubbles. If you’re feeling more daring, get something “kinda not” with a totally different flavor profile like the Dia de Los Zombies, served in a tiki glass resembling a prayer candle jar, a spooky-fun omen for the rest of your night.
Looking for something to help anchor those drinks? Head a block east to Saiguette for some deliciously comforting Vietnamese food. Slurp down some steaming hot pho at a counter seat of this no-frills storefront while people watch, or get a couple of Banh mis, some of the best and biggest in the city, to go and eat by the park. Either way, be sure to split an order of summer rolls for a sure-fire way to keep a good evening going—with a menu of great prices and complex flavors, it’s the one decision of the evening that’s a no-brainer.
Upper West Side
Drinks and Dinner
Fun and Casual
Nobody Told Me
951 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Try some of the bar snacks, including arancini and truffle queso.
935 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re picking up, call ahead to spend less time waiting in line.