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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Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
Beauty & Essex
Beauty & Essex is like a ground level Boom Boom Room with food and slightly poorer people. But you want to know the worst part about it all? The food is actually pretty good.
If you want a relatively quiet drink and some oysters on the Lower East Side, Black Crescent is there for you.
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Landmark Diner is a time capsule in Soho that you should rely on for cheap eggs and pancakes.
The Grey Dog - West Village
The Carmine Street location of The Grey Dog doesn’t get as crowded as the other versions of this cafe and it’s a good place to get work done.
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