PLAN DATE: SAT / MAR. 30
Head to the LES for a taste of the Big Easy at new Cajun restaurant and bar Parish. You and your love will get a taste of the South in the super sleek, romantic, and dimly lit bar area and dining room. The spot delivers solid eats inspired by New Orleans’ French Quarter like po’ boys, gumbo, muffalettas, and beignets; the fare inherits the most flavorful parts of the Spanish, French, and indigenous Louisiana cuisine. The spot has a happy hour going daily until 8pm with food and drink deals, and in the later hours of the evening, the DJ gets the dance party going. So after dinner, grab a drink and hit up the dance floor.
After you’ve had your feel of food and fun, have a nightcap at Nitecap. A small, low-key bar with a speakeasy vibe is just what you need to ease into the next part of your night (or who knows, it might give you a second wind). They have a section of their cocktail menu dedicated to their namesake, with drinks like the Spellbound, a concoction of scotch, sherry, brown butter, pecan bitter, spiced pear, egg, and a Belgian stout. It gets weirder and wilder from there, and everything is top notch. Snuggle with your boo into one of the dimly lit, cozy corners and toast to a good night.
Lower East Side
146 Orchard Street, Manhattan
idk tip: It’s been said their Beignets rival Cafe DuMont’s in New Orleans. We’ll leave you to decide for yourself.
120 Rivington Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Go super old school and hit up the Honor Bar, where they leave you the bottle and you pay for what you drink.