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Sandra Bernhard’s Night Out Around Joe’s Pub

Her taste is as good as her comedy.

Courtesy of il Buco Vita

She grew up adoring funny ladies Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, and moved to Los Angeles from Arizona at age 18 to make it as a musical comedian. With some interesting and critically acclaimed career twists in between, Sandra Bernhard continuously sells out Joe’s Pub doing what she aimed to do from the beginning: tell funny stories and sing songs. When she’s not onstage, you’ll probably find her close by.

EAT: Rustic Mediterranean at Il Buco

Even with Bond Street’s fast evolution, this cozy sit-down has consistently charmed diners since its opening in 1994. Start off with risotto and a bottle of wine, and see where the night takes you. 47 Bond Street (between Bowery and Lafayette Street)

DRINK: Spritzes at Vic’s

Come for some fresh pasta, stay for the bubbly. Hillary Sterling may make some mean Italian dishes, but imaginative Prosecco-based drinks are hard to resist. 31 Great Jones Street (between Bowery and Lafayette Street)

DO: See a show at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

In addition to Bernhard, some of our favorite, most exciting, boundary-pushing, memorable artists perform at this legendary venue. 425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place and West 4th Street)

DESSERT: People-Watch at Le Coq Rico

Snagging a coveted reservation at this locavore bistro is difficult, partially because it draws an A-plus clientele. Our recommendation? Fly to the bar an hour before closing, order a soufflé, and admire the crowd. 30 East 20th Street (between Broadway and Park Avenue South)

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