There aren't many artists hotter than BANKS right now. If you don't know her yet and you care about what your ears are fed, you need to get with the program. She's the next big thing in pop music, and if you enjoy super vibey tunes with seductive vocals, you'll be all over her debut album, Goddess. Think The xx meets Lana Del Rey, with an R&B; vibe. These are jams you can actually sing along to while feeling the beat deep in your bones. Her sound is perfect for a dinner party, and, also, well, a bedroom party.
The LA based Jillian BANKS was nice enough to take a break from posing for every high end style magazine for a second to hook us up with some of her favorite NYC EEEEEATS. When she's in town, she's eating at the same places you eat at all the time. Check out our restaurant picks below, which reads like an Infatuation greatest hits list. And to keep up with the latest, subscribe to our monthly Spotify playlist, where she can be found all the time.
banks' "perfect for" picks
"Cafe Mogador in Williamsburg (or Manhattan) has the yummiest Moroccan and Mediterranean food. The one in Brooklyn has the most beautiful light and an airy space in the back."
"Ground Support Cafe is a great West Side place for coffee or a little food. Everything tastes like they picked it from the tree. Fig jam mmmm."
"The Ten Bells. It’s the sexiest wine bar. Low lighting and moody. If you wanna make out it’s perfect."
"Freeman's is down an unassuming alley way on the Lower East Side with lights strung up outside. I like going to kind of romantic places with my mom. She’s a queen."
"Five Leaves is my favorite place for brunch in Brooklyn. On the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint it's great for people watching and a tea."
"Westville (multiple branches around Manhattan) has the most delicious assortment of veggie sides with lots of flavors and colors, and an always cozy atmosphere."