How To Spend Your Galentine's Day in NYC & LA
We know that some ladies may be dreading the upcoming, annual "Singles Awareness Day." However, over the past few years, Feb 14th has began to switch from celebrating your beau to celebrating your besties. We can thank Leslie Knope for coining the wonderful holiday: Galentine's Day. Whether you're taking a painting or cooking class, seeing the new Fifty Shades of Grey (which I know we're dying to see), or just indulging in a much needed wine night, Galentine's Day is all about your true loves (your best friends).
So ladies, this year, let's be each other's Valentines and raise a glass to the women that inspire us, support us and force us to take that extra shot we did not need. Living in New York or Los Angeles? Foxxtales has you covered on where you should dine and drink with your #1s this Galentine's Day.
By Brianna Allen
This little Italian restaurant is known as the “unique pink jewel box," located in the heart of the Nolita. It is a cozy 1950s-style bar and eatery with a wide selection of healthy Italian eats. An obvious go to for the perfect GNO! Pietro Nolita screams Galentine’s day, with decked out pink décor and Instagram worthy-food.
At Miss Lily’s, we're all on Island time! This lively Jamaican style diner has beach-inspired cocktails, a rum bar, and amazing Caribbean food. But, that's not all. After you eat, get ready to dance to the rhythm of Reggae - as Miss Lily's has a great nightlife scene. You may even feel like you're on a mini island vacation!
Craving some southern hospitality on the East Coast? All we have to say is: fried chicken and mac-n-cheese. Located in Soho, Esther & Carol's is known for their upscale comfort food classics, with a healthy twist. After you've grubbed, head downstairs to the lounge and enjoy live music!
Who doesn't love a great marg and Mexican food? Right off Sunset Blvd, this is the perfect place to grab some tacos with the girls. I mean, they have every variety of taco that you can imagine! If we had to choose, the fried lobster taco is a must! Did we mention Pink Taco's Happy Hour every day from 3-7pm? Don't miss it!
What is Galentine's Day without delicious foods, gawking over your favorite celebrity and a photo booth? Nice Guy has a bountiful menu: pizza, pasta, salads, fish, or even a burger. Good luck choosing what to eat! Located in West Hollywood, this is your spot to eat, drink and maybe run into Justin Bieber. Talk about a Galentine's Day! And if you find yourselves there late, check out their after-midnight menu for that late-night pizza you were craving.
Don't want the glam of Nice Guy? Check out Madera Kitchen. This rustic, farm-to-table spot has a great outdoor patio with lots of greenery and beautiful hanging lights. Located in Hollywood, Madera Kitchen offers shared plate options so you and your gals can try a little bit of everything off their Mediterranean/American menu. Casual, spacious and with plenty of room for all your friends, this could be the perfect place to celebrate you and your girls!