Oola’s Kitchen is a small restaurant on Orchard Street that specializes in soul food like deep fried soy-glazed ribs that falls off the bone, macaroni and cheese, and an excellent burger. The double smashburger here comes with enough cheese and caramelized onion jam to cover the burger like it’s being tucked in at night. If any of that sounds enticing to you (it should), you can stop by Oola’s Kitchen for outdoor dining Tuesday through Friday, or check out their website to place a takeout or delivery order.
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Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.
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