PLAN DATE: TUES / JULY 23
Those who mourned when Jim Lahey’s pizzeria Co. closed down after a decade of pizza joy can rejoice now that Sullivan Street Bakery is here. Like a Clark Kent into Superman, the Sullivan Street Bakery will turn into the pizzeria at 6 pm, serving up artisan thin crust pizzas like margherita or spinach and gruyere Popeye. The bakery interior is all minimalism and clean lines, with seating at the bar and on benches or chairs at the tables. They have a small selection of wines – bottles if ya classy and canned varieties if ya nasty – and will offer the same delicious pastries the have during the day so you can carb up for whatever the night may hold.
No matter who the beer snob is in the relationship (there’s always at least one), you’ll both enjoy continuing the night at Milk & Hops. Part bar and part cheese and bottle shop, this space is light and airy with plenty of windows, white tiled backsplash, and wooden tables for sippin’ and munchin’. In addition to serving up at least 10 local, high quality craft beers on their taps at all times, they also have a large section of cans and bottles to try. The bartenders are knowledgeable and happy to chat, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or just talk shop if you want to flex your hops knowledge.
Sullivan Street Bakery
236 9th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Pizza is only available Wednesdays through Saturday, so plan accordingly.
Milk & Hops
166 9th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Check the refrigerated cheese section on your way out to score something to improve next morning’s omelettes.