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A Romantic Romp in Long Island City

Nothing says love quite like sharing shaken cocktails and stewed goat brains.

Kale pakora. / Photo courtesy of Adda

What do curry, cocktails, and experimental art have in common? They’re part of your next date night in Long Island City!

EAT: Seasonal Indian fare at Adda

Executive chef Chintan Pandya has quickly won over locals—as well as food critics—with his homey curries and addictive street snacks. If you’re not too squeamish, the robust stewed goat brains are also a must-try. 31-31 Thomson Avenue

DRINK: One-of-a-Kind Concoctions at Dutch Kills

This deep, dark tavern features well-dressed bartenders who take their time concocting perfectly shaken and stirred libations, a 1776-edition American flag proudly hanging above, and an expertly curated jukebox in the back. 27-24 Jackson Avenue

DO: Support Local Artists at Flux Factory

This hub doubles as an artists collective and nonprofit striving to preserve the creative heart of Long Island City. Expect the unexpected in its gallery halls; Flux has previously hosted interactive performances, Iron Chef–inspired competitions, and an indoor roller rink. 39-31 29th Street

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