If you’re with someone who’s easily impressed by secrets, you could tell them about your middle school nickname. But maybe that nickname was too embarrassing, in which case, just bring them to The Back Room while you’re hanging out on the LES (or waiting for a table at La Contenta, which is right next door). This speakeasy bar has a fireplace, some embroidered couches, and cocktails that come in tea cups.
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During brunch hours, it’s not uncommon for people outside Clinton Street Baking Company to wait two hours for the pure, fluffy cakes of ecstasy that this place is known for. We won’t join them…but we can’t blame them either.
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