4 Places to Eat This June
I'm trying to watch my budget and eat out less, so on the rare occasions that I get to go to a restaurant I'm always looking for something affordable and good! Below are 4 places that stood out to me and if you're in the New York area this summer, definitely give them a try!
Affordable food with a great outdoor seating
Such an amazing place for any sunny day! The first thing that caught my eye was the all the inside greenery. The real trees decorated with lights gives the place such a relaxing naturistic feel that literally draws you in. I recommend sitting in the gated outdoor area to catch some rays, but the inside is also great when they take all the doors off on the nice days.
The food is pretty traditional American. I ordered the Classic Park Cheese Burger, onion rings (which were HUGE so I shared them with the table), and a margarita. The assortment of sauces add something special to the eating experience, I used the curried mayo and garlic basil for my onion rings and they were delicious!
I definitely suggest this place for a cute little lunch out in Soho, I personally had a great experience from scenery, service and food!
Quaint, family style Korean Food
Major disclaimer here, I am not the biggest Korean food fan (I know, I know, don’t throw stones at me lol), so for me to suggest a Korean place is a pretty big deal! Pocha 32 is for sure a hidden gem in K-Town New York. Located on the second floor in a narrow building, the line of people waiting to get in usually goes down the staircase. Don’t get intimidated by the wait though, we gave the hostess our number and just went down the block for a drink as we waited for a call about our table (about 45 minutes during prime time).
Once we entered, I was thrilled to see the unique interior. The walls are decorated with signed chopstick papers and the ceiling was covered in fishnets, corkscrews, and string lights to top it all off. The small tables call for a very intimate dinner so make sure you go with people you don’t mind getting close with!
The food was family style eating so nobody loses! We personally enjoyed the vegetable ramen, military stew, Korean pancake, Squid with pork filling (I opted out of that one), and three Watermelon sojus.
This is a great spot for friends to meet up and enjoy themselves in a close intimate setting, make sure you give it a try!
True Brooklyn bar with great food and inexpensive drinks
My roommate actually suggested this spot to meet up with a new friend and it was a great choice! The place is really small and pretty dark but the atmosphere is very lively. We came here for happy hour on a Monday and the drinks are $4 for martinis, margs, cosmos, and selected beers.
The server we had seemed pretty new and a little distorted, but he corrected his mistakes so all was forgiven. The cuisine choice was “southern style” and it was pretty good, but for sure not made by a southern person. I ordered the mac and cheese with the spicy shrimp and 2 margaritas, which I definitely recommend.
The atmosphere was very lively, especially for a Monday. There was a birthday being celebrated and groups of coworkers all around. This seems like a GREAT after-work spot. If you’re ever looking for a place near Fort Green for a terrific happy hour and decent food, make sure you try Brooklyn Moon!
Great burgers, guac, and outdoor seating
When in Bushwick, Forrest Point is a must! This secret treasure was a great choice for a sunny day that turned into a thunder storm mid-meal. We came slightly after brunch ended so I’m only guessing the brunch was delicious from all the wonderful smells and from the looks of the meals around us- haha! But I will definitely be back to confirm.
As we waited for the dinner kitchen to open, we order the guac and chips with the bellinis. The guacamole was literally amazing and the bellinis were delicious and strong, the perfect combination.
The outdoor seating was beautiful, but the a random thunderstorm happened which forced us indoors. The indoor atmosphere was also really cute, with it’s old victorian aesthetic. For dinner we ordered the Old Macdonald Burger because we were starving and was SO worth it! I'm a major burger fanatic so I love a burger with great toppings; $13 well spent!
I would definitely recommend this spot on a nice sunny day and pray for no rain on your parade :).