1. Take a hands-on pasta-making class with Yolan’s chef Tony Mantuano. This interactive experience is followed by a special 2-course lunch with wine pairings. These recurring classes take place every month.
2. Drop by Locust for dumplings, hand-cut noodles, and kakigori (Japanese shaved ice). It’s a casual vibe and the pared-down menu changes frequently.
3. Go bowling at Pinewood. Their six reclaimed wood lanes are from an old Bowl O’ Rama in Indiana. And the large-format cocktails make the perfect shared beverage for your bowling party.
4. Enjoy the rooftop views at Zeppelin. This new bar features neon-hued lights that wash the room in colors inspired by back-alley Tokyo, Times Square, or Piccadilly Circus.
5. Go to Folk for chef Philip Krajeck’s wood-fired pizza. As they say, it’s “good as folk.” Save room for some rhubarb frozen yogurt with strawberry jam. It’s the summer dessert of your dreams.
6. Enjoy a night in with expertly-made batched cocktails courtesy of Attaboy, one of the pioneering bars of the modern craft-cocktail movement. Single-serve drinks come with ice, garnishes, and instructions.
7. Book a whiskey or wine & chocolate pairing at Tempered Fine Chocolates. These expert chocolatiers will match your whiskey and wine preferences with artisan handmade truffles.
8. Drop by Hathorne on Sunday nights for the St. Vito Focacciaria pizza pop-up. Through September, chef Michael Hanna is serving his Roman-style pies alongside small plates and cocktails in the dining room and on the patio.
9. Snag seats at Saint Stephen‘s Secret Society Tasting Counter, where you can experience a multi-course menu curated and executed by James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper.
10. Get out of the city. Take a forty-minute drive to Arrington Vineyards for a wine country experience in the rolling Tennessee hills. The beautiful 95-acre property includes 16 acres of vineyards, gorgeous views, shaded picnic areas, and live music on weekends.