PLAN DATE: SUN / APR. 8
We have so much to thank the South for. They gave us sweet tea, chicken fried steak, and moonshine (also beignets, barbeque, and bananas foster). In Long Island City, they also gifted us with Sugar Freak, an authentic Southern restaurant with a menu full of Cajun-Creole cuisine. Get yourself and your sweetie something off their po’-boy menu, or try traditional Louisiana home cooking by way of their seafood boils and jambalaya. Wash it all down with Nola-style cocktails like hurricanes, zombies, or swamp juice for some finger-lickin’ good on a Sunday afternoon.
Once you’ve finished sampling the South, head over to Ovelia for a nightcap. This Greek restaurant pairs a taverna menu with nightclub ambience, so enjoy a cocktail or two while grazing on Mediterranean spreads and meze.
37-11 30th Avenue, Astoria
idk tip: Step out of your comfort zone and try menu standouts like crawfish mac and cheese and popcorn alligator.
34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria
idk tip: Come back for outdoor seated dinner here. Additionally, if you check in with Yelp, you’ll get a glass of wine on the house.