PLAN DATE: THURS / APR. 5
When pizza meets counter-culture, you’ll get amazing pies like Le Royal (a French onion soup pizza complete with sweet onion dizzle and a crouton to boot), American Honey (pepperoni and hot honey) and the Moonstruck (truffle, onions, fig with three cheeses). But ordering the restaurant’s suggestions is for amateurs — &pizza features the assembly-line format made famous by Chipotle, allowing you to customize your pizza in real time with fresh ingredients before eating it in the spot’s ultra-modern, sleekly-designed dining area.
Then, skip over to NoMad speakeasy Patent Pending, an exquisite setting for a cozy and romantic drink in the cocktail bar’s brick interior. It’s an electrifying experience with drunks so innovative, they were literally inspired by the concept of innovation. Sample carefully-crafted drinks like the Radio Waves, which mixes tequila, mezcal agricole rhum, basil, Thai chile, lime and cucumber.
15 West 28th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: &pizza started in Washington, D.C., where it won five Best of D.C. awards from the Washington City Paper including Best Pizza in D.C. and Best Gluten-Free Menu.
49 West 27thStreet, Manhattan
idk tip: Patent Pending isn’t just a quirky name — the highly regarded inventor Nikola Tesla lived here as he performed groundbreaking experiments involving radio waves.