PLAN DATE: THURS / FEB. 7
Take advantage of living in a city of dreamers by seeing some of the best and brightest upcoming comedians at Stoked. This monthly stand up show is not only free but also hosted by respected comedian and producer Amber Rollo, meaning the line up is heavily curated to keep you from a barrage of jokes about people’s junk. The show is at Mad Tropical, a funky warehouse space with leafy plants, hipster bartenders, and neon club lighting. Make everything funnier with their fruity tropical drinks, especially the infamous Seed in the Pipe and make sure to sop up the alcohol with some $2 tacos—those cocktails are strong.
When you’re craving a second dinner after the show, head over to Bunna Cafe for the best Ethiopian food in the neighborhood. This vegan spot may be meatless but is definitely not dry, so give some attention to their selection of Ethiopian beers or their honey wine, otherwise known as the nectar of the gods. The geometric art, intricate wooden shelves, and thatched hutch give the restaurant a rustic vibe that’s a feast for the eyes. And speaking of feasts—order the feast for two and you won’t be sorry. Along with sharing 9 of the cafe’s best dishes, you’ll have the option of feeding each other injera-wrapped bites with your bare hands.
Comedy, Late-night Eats
Stoked at Mad Tropical
236 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: An hour before the show is an open mic if you want more laughs or a chance to show off yourself—liquid courage optional.
1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Cash only and worth every penny.