Food & Drink

Our Editors Break Down Their Neighborhoods

Friday Night Highlights


It’s Friday. We asked five of our editors to spill their ideal plans for tonight, without leaving their respective neighborhoods.

Crown Heights
Emily W., assistant editor
Warm Up:
The gigantic rotating selection of craft beers on tap at Washington Commons never disappoints.
Main Course: Chicken enchiladas with mole from Chavella’s makes a strong case for Mexican.
Next Level:
The best way to interrupt skee ball games at Franklin Park? A BLT from Dutch Boy Burger next door.

Fort Greene

Lauren L., editor
Warm Up: Order a raspberry pepper tequila or two at No. 7. Maybe a broccoli taco if things get crazy.
Main Course: Locanda Vini & Olii’s never-faltering Italian is worth the short walk to the edge of the neighborhood.
Next Level: Slink into Kif for the romantic outdoor tables and cushy couches in back. It’s Moroccan (no, not as in Mariah Carey’s child).

Hell’s Kitchen
Lauren B., editor
Warm Up: Sake and pork belly sliders spiked with Kochujang chili paste and scallions at Danji.
Main Course: Tehuitzingo Deli Grocery’s back window for pineapple-flecked roast pork al pastor and classic arroz con pollo. Wine down at cheese temples Casellula or Ardesia.
Next Level: Flights of house-infused rums and frothy cocktails at subterranean surf den Réunion (chased by late-night toasted marshmallows on Nutella toast).

Jay B., managing editor
Warm Up: The elevated garden at David Burke Kitchen gets you closer to the late-afternoon sun. The wine gets you closer to an awesome night.
Main Course: Smoked ricotta ravioli and monster peel-and-eat shrimp at The Dutch. You’ll need an extra napkin. Should you need a late-night dinner, try Blue Ribbon Brasserie.
Next Level: Imperial No. Nine’s garden for the caramel popcorn ice cream and the No. 7. Pegu Club to fight the crowds for a Penicillin (favorite cocktail in NYC, but not always on the menu).

West Village

Jordan B., New York editor
Warm Up: Highlands. Egg white-spiked whiskey sour or bubbly at the bar. Fat, mellow, buttery oysters if there’s an open table.
Main Course: Joseph Leonard (mackerel and Brussels sprouts) or, with foresight, L’Artusi (garganelli with mushrooms).
Next Level: Pause at Empellón for a Por Que No, get weird at The Jane Hotel, or shoot the s*it and play shuffleboard at Fat Cat.

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401 W 52nd St
bt 9th & 10th Aves
New York, NY 10019
618 St Johns Pl
bt Classon & Franklin Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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bt Prospect & Park Pls
Brooklyn, NY 11238
219 Dekalb Ave
bt Clermont Ave & Adelphi St
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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bt 47th & 48th Sts
New York, NY 10036
75 Christopher St
@ 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
129 Gates Ave
@ Cambridge Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238
748 Washington Ave
@ Park Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238
131 Sullivan St
@ Prince St
New York, NY 10012
230 W 4th St
@ W 10th St
New York, NY 10014
7 Greene Ave
@ Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11238
9 Crosby St
bt Howard & Grand Sts
New York, NY 10013
212 389 0000
23 Grand St
@ 6th Ave
New York, NY 10013
357 W 44th St
bt 8th & 9th Aves
New York, NY 10036
510 W 52nd St
bt 10th & 11th Ave
New York, NY 10019
150 W 10th St
@ Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10011
113 Jane St
bt Horatio & Washington Sts
New York, NY 10014
77 W Houston St
bt Wooster St & W Broadway
New York, NY 10012
97 Sullivan St
bt Prince & Spring Sts
New York, NY 10012
170 Waverly Pl
@ Grove St
New York, NY 10014