PLAN DATE: MON / FEB. 4
If you love pizza, but can’t hang with dairy, Screamer’s Pizzeria has got you covered. The Crown Heights eatery—the second location for this all-vegan spot—has plenty of seating and a menu just as fun and creative as the original. Try the buffalo cauliflower, which features dollops of almond ricotta and ranch. If you want to take it to the next level, specialty pies like mac n cheese and curly fries are also waiting for you. If you prefer, you can even create a pie of your own design. Conventional wisdom would say avoid the garlic knots since you’re on a date, but we say you take them down together.
Next, pull up a stool at charming vintage bar St. Ends, where you can find your beer selection listed on a chalkboard. Décor is both spare and gorgeous, like a fancy parlor you might find on a journey through a time machine. Plush pinks and cool blues are warmed by dark, rich leather accents, distressed mirrors, and wooden floors. On a nice day, enjoy some space at a communal table out back. Either way, drinking at St. Ends will make you feel your cultured and sophisticated best. The dim lighting will help further set the mood, as will the well-concocted cocktails, which demonstrate a time when leisure was more of an art form.
685 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Screamer’s is open until midnight, which means you can choose whether to start or end the date there.
667 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Beer and wine are discounted during happy hour, which lasts until 8pm daily.