June’s Restaurant of the Month: Loosie’s Kitchen
With summer officially kicking off later this month, sitting outdoors to enjoy a meal or two is probably on your weekend to-do list! While there’s certainly no shortage of sidewalk cafes in the city, I recently discovered a true outdoor gem that just screams summer in the city. From white washed exposed brick walls to colorful rugs and bright decor, Loosie’s Kitchen is more than just a meal – it’s a summertime memory in the making.
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Loosie’s is located at 91 South 6th Street – just a few blocks from the East River waterfront. While the decor holds true to Southern California vibes, the menu has a definite New Orleans flair to it. Best of multiple cities without leaving New York… talk about the perfect staycation!
Get ready to bring your summertime rosé game to a whole new level.
Loosie’s features wine that is natural, organic, biodynamic, and sustainable (try saying that five times fast!) A bottle of Summer Water from California will set you back $50, and you can drink knowing you’re in good health. Their cocktail game is strong, too. I particularly took to the Mexcolada ($12), which is a mix of Mezcal, coffee, coconut, and a touch of Pedro Jimenez – the perfect energetic drink to enjoy before heading out for a night of dancing or watching a summertime flick under the stars!
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Four words: Homemade ricotta and cornbread. This dish was so delectable I could have easily ordered a few rounds of this and been completely content for the night! The ricotta is mixed with a pistachio basil pesto and sprinkled with pine nuts. It’s the perfect light summertime app, priced at $11. If you want to bring a bit of the Big Easy into your starter course, go with the Cajun Blackened Fluke Lettuce Wraps, which are complemented with candied peanuts, roasted pineapple, spicy pickles, and cilantro ($12).
Staying true to its southern roots, we suggest you go with the famous Loosie’s Fried Chicken for your main event, which is half a chicken complimented with house cucumber pickles and hot sauce, priced at $18. If you’re a vegetarian, I suggest going with the Mac and Cheese for $11. Even though it’s technically a side dish, it’s massive, ooey and gooey, and absolutely delicious. Share a side of hand cut cajun french fries at $6.
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Just like you wouldn’t go to New Orleans without having a beignet, you definitely don’t leave Loosie’s without ordering their Nutella Beignets ($10). Served with homemade whipped cream, these are perfectly fried little pieces of dough that will leave you satisfied without being stuffed. So ideal for summer, right?
In addition to being the perfect summertime spot to dine, Loosie’s has a sister property on site.
Loosie Rouge is the hip and happening bar, which can be found directly in front of Loosie’s Kitchen. Every week, you can find live music happening here, and here’s the schedule:
- Piano playing on Mondays 9pm-12am
- Open mic night Wednesdays 9:30pm to 12:30am
- Jam sessions on Sundays from 7pm to 11pm
So order that coffee cocktail as your after dinner drink, and head to Loosie’s Rouge for the after party! A perfect summer soiree, indeed!