This West Village Night Out Does a 180 from Classic Italian to a Basement Musical
Allow chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi to transport you to the rolling hills of Northern Italy with their traditionally-inspired and impeccably-flavored menu at Via Carota. Everything from the baccala e ceci (house-cured salt cod) to the carciofi alla griglia (grilled artichokes with aioli) meets flawless standards, and the food is perfectly complemented by the rustic architecture and atmosphere inspired by Sodi’s 17th-century villa in Florence. You can even request a table in their wine bottle-lined private room.
After your ~trip to Italy~, make your way over to Marie’s Crisis Cafe for a rowdier change of pace. This historic drinkery proudly brandishes its LGBTQ pride while putting show tunes front and center. Sit back in this cozy, dimly-lit basement setting and enjoy some up-close-and-personal performances in the heart of Greenwich Village.
51 Grove Street, Manhattan
Marie’s Crisis Cafe
59 Grove Street, Manhattan