How to Ace a First Date

Carrie Bradshaw once said "First dates are like job interviews...

Carrie Bradshaw once said "First dates are like job interviews with cocktails."

WOAH...scary! To prevent this fate worse then death, here's how to lighten up the mood with some style and a little twist. Eh hem! Introducing... The Stand Restaurant Comedy Club, the perfect venue for acing your every first date! Great food, romantic venue, and an entire show dedicated to ice breakers! Hold back your shock! Yes, I did just say "great food" and "comedy club" in the same sentence.


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Eat, Drink , Be Merry & Close the Deal!!!

How can any date go wrong with Spicy Tuna Tartare Cannoli's? Or Riesling Marinated Mussels? or Mini Burgers? What doesn't scream romance like Mini Burgers?! The Stand even has sumptuous Vegan Stuffed Peppers and Portobello Mushroom burgers for all of our Vegetarian friends.I don't date vegan men, but that's neither here nor there. The desserts are decadent. I'm gaining 5 pounds just thinking about them! Salted Carmel Pretzel Bread Pudding, baked in an oozing caramel cream... just to name one of several seductive treats.

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Famous Comedy is the Best Ice Breaker!

The Stand is not your ordinary or typical comedy club, by any means.

The Stand was named New York Magazine's "Best Comedy Club"! Check it out at 239 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

If you haven't yet experienced the chic vibe of their lounge style restaurant, then ventured downstairs to their den of hysterical show stopping comedians, then you really don't know what you're missing!The Stands famous A-List Comedians, draw huge crowds and celebrity filled audiences. The night I was there I had the pleasure of sitting  next to actor Josh Brolin. Guys, if you haven't already figured it out, this is not your old school comedy stop.


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To Ace A First Date, Ace the Perfect Cocktail

This place does it right. Let's start with a Stand Signature or Classic Cocktail to break the awkward first date thin ice, then you can move in a little closer and share from their stellar dinner menu. Top this off with more drinks and amazing comedy, and you may actually wake up on your second date together!

If you want to make your first date "Stand" out from the other Matches or J-dates your counterpart has been on, then make it at The Stand - your new "go to" for unparalleled style and comedic entertainment.

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