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Lower East Side

Eat At A Landmark Jewish Cafe Before Catching A 1950s Burlesque Show

  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Theater

Some people will tell you that you’re not true New Yorkers until you try Russ & Daughters at least once. This NYC landmark celebrates Jewish cultural cuisine with knishes, latkes, gefilte fish and matzo ball soup. If you’re feeling flashy, you’ll want to splurge on the caviar flight, featuring a sampling of three domestic caviars for $90. The cafe opened in 2014, celebrating a 100-year anniversary since the Russ family first set up its now-legendary bakery in Manhattan.

Continue your night at Nurse Bettie, a favorite outpost for the city’s rebels and rockers. With its 1950s pin-up theme, it’s no surprise that this bar hosts burlesque shows on Thursday nights. Pop over before 10 p.m. to partake in the venue’s $5 beer or well drink deal before settling down for the show, which is hosted by burlesque superstar Calamity Chang, a.k.a. “The Asian Sexation."

Russ & Daughters

127 Orchard Street, Manhattan

Nurse Bettie Bar

106 Norfolk Street, Manhattan

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