PLAN DATE: SAT / MAR. 9
Bam! It’s a night for a little throwback and some old school glitz and glam in Chelsea starting off with dinner at Rodos. This Greek meets Cajun restaurant is a new spot by the famous 90s TV celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. Located in the Hotel Henri, this is his first venture in New York City and brings you seafood dishes with influence from both the Gulf and the Mediterranean. You can enjoy octopus beignets and Louisiana crawfish stuffed clams alongside avgolemono (traditional Greek chicken lemon soup) and grilled branzino.
After dinner, it’s time to warm up those vocal chords and head into the spotlight at Sid Gold’s Request Room. With some of the most affordably priced cocktails in the neighborhood, this newer spot with an older feel is sure to be an instant favorite. When you enter, you’ll be transported to another time in this loungy piano bar where people from the crowd can take their turn on the mic. You never know who might show up—Tina Fey, Paul Simon, and Bill Murray have all made appearances. So grab a martini, gather around the Baldwin piano, and get ready to sing the night away.
Dinner, Drinks, Karaoke
39 West 24th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Try their take on baklava—served in a cast iron skillet with shredded fillo on top.
Sid Gold's Request Room
165 West 26th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re going to sing, don’t forget to bring some cash to tip the pianist.