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Low-Key Dating with Lamb in the East Village

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We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves.

But we think this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

For you.

And some lamb.

The situation today is Casablanca, your new super-low-key spot for French-Moroccan and lawful smoking, now open in the East Village.

Nestled warmly into the middle of a quiet block in Alphabet City, you’re about to have a date. And on that date, you’re about to have some lamb chops and Chartreuse cocktails (from a Pegu Club vet). Your date: they’ll have things, too.

It’s a simple setup you’ve got here, with a bar sporting some admittedly strange, Tron-like chairs to your right, and just a few tables along a wall banquette to your left. Opt left. Since temperatures are monosyllabic right now, obtain merguez stew. Congratulations, you just invented stew dates.

Also—and here’s one you haven’t heard in a while—think about obtaining some hookah. Remember this place is Moroccan, so they’ve got that, and it’s more of a traditional thing here.

Hookahs: traditional in Morocco and college.

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