PLAN DATE: TUES / NOV. 27
Wholesome, satisfying and globally-inspired, the Afro-European cuisine at Risbo keeps it quick and healthy without sacrificing any of its flavor or depth. Committed to highlighting diversity, the chef — a Paris native — mixes his French roots with the Brooklyn locale he now calls home to reproduce simple dishes like roasted leg of lamb, and grautin dauphinois, to include both culinary spheres of influence. The light, liberal, and graciously open space is all good vibes and cute modern decor. And, communal tables mean you and your person can sit next to each other, instead of across, for a chill, fulfilling and deliciously straightforward meal.
After you’re done savoring the world’s flavors, keep up the openness and good spirits at The Westbury Inn, a highly casual and unassuming all-around bar with a warm neighborhood charm. As casual as they are, their drinks aim to be more than that, so it’s guaranteed you’re getting the better brands and the better bartenders when you order your usual. Locally established and popular, this is the kind of spot where no one will bother you and nothing gets too wild — just good vibes and easy drinks.
701 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Portions are small, so don’t count on sharing.
The Westbury Inn
673 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you do find yourself getting hungry, don’t shy away from the bar food– their Tatchos, short for Taco Nachos, get a lot of love.