Monday, September 14, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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5 Fabulous Ideas For a Girls’ Night Out

This is a guest post by Simone Grant.  Simone is a blogger/writer and social media consultant who lives in New York City.  She blogs daily at Sex, Lies and Dating in the City

Whether you’re single, married or somewhere in between the two, if you’re a female of the human species then sooner or later you’re going to be craving some girl time.  We all need it.  Time to hang out with our friends, catch up on each other’s lives, share our secrets, gossip, whatever…

And I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to do something, you should really do it.  I’m not going to plan a girls’ night out at the local diner (why did those Sex and City chicks spend so much time at that diner?) when there are so many fun and amazing places to go.

Speaking of fun and amazing places to go, here they are, my:

5 Fabulous Ideas for a Girl’s Night Out

  1. Casellula Cheese & Wine Café – This place has one of the most extensive and adventurous cheese lists in the city, with a wine list to match.  The restaurant itself isn’t huge, so it’s not great for large groups.  But it’s a wonderful place for a night of food and frolic for 4-6 good friends.  Oh, and I highly recommend saving some room for the pig’s ass sandwich.
  2. Ferrara’s – Go ahead and groan.  Yeah it can be kitchy and overcrowded, especially around the holidays.  But I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas and nothing satisfies it like their cannoli.  On quiet nights, during the sane parts of the year (not near any major holiday or the feast of San Gennaro) you can pass a lovely night here, eating and drinking, and eating and drinking, and eating and drinking and laughing.
  3. Croxley’s – Because sometimes it’s fun to get dirty, and sometimes a girl wants to eat like a pig.  There’s no better place for forgetting your diet than Croxley’s.  This is bar food done the way it should be – good and cheap (the fact that it’s cheap makes it taste better).   Go on a Monday or Wednesday night when they have 10 cent wings, not because they’re expensive the other nights, but because the Mon/Wed night crowd has such a happy vibe.
  4. Pegu Club – I believe there should be a law against serving bad Manhattans on the Isle of Manhattan.  I’d be willing to help enforce it.  Anyway, this is one place that would never be in violation of that law.  Every drink they serve is perfect, every time.  Pegu is my favorite little black dress bar.  I go there when I feel the need to dress like a real, grown woman.  This is the perfect place for a girly dress up night.  Oh, and the food is pretty great, too.
  5. Sing Sing Karaoke – I’m tone deaf.  Completely.  I couldn’t carry a tune if it had a handle.  You couldn’t pay me to get up in front of a room of strangers and sing karaoke.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy belting out a few songs (especially duets) every once in a while.  Luckily there’s Sing Sing Karaoke, with their private rooms and extensive songbooks.  Friendship means never having to say, “I’m sorry my singing hurts your ears.”

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