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At Chino Grande in Williamsburg, you can sing karaoke and eat a whole lobster with Sichuan au poivre sauce. This place is owned in part by one of the people behind Win Son, and the food here is maximalist and difficult to classify. Expect things like scallop ceviche with green strawberries, a little gem salad showered with furikake, and a plate of chilled mussels doused in aioli with some chives and peanut sprinkled on top. We especially like the charred chicken skewers, and we highly suggest you get a cocktail while you’re here. Try the tequila highball that pairs celery with absinthe (our new favorite flavor combo).

Chino Grande's space isn’t huge, but there’s a long bar along one wall where you can drink, snack, or eat a full meal, and there are a handful of green pleather booths on the other side of the room. Karaoke starts at 10pm, and, if you request a song, you’ll have to sing it in front of all the other people here. So maybe down one of those tequila highballs first, and do a quick sound check before you leave your house.

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