A few months before my boyfriend and I went on our very first date, I had already fallen in love: with The Outs. The web series, by Adam Goldman, is a story about a really rough breakup between two men and how they overcome it. The people behind the series have been receiving a lot of much deserved recognition, which is exciting because I am clearly a big fan.
Imagine my excitement when my boyfriend, after being forced to watch with me, realized that many of the locations were around his neighborhood. No, seriously. Imagine it. After finishing all 7 episodes, we mapped out all of the restaurants and businesses they had shot scenes in. And then, because we probably have some serious boundary issues when it comes to fandom, we found the building that was used in the exterior scenes of Mitchell’s (played by Goldman) apartment. The Outs Tour, which you may have seen as a hashtag on a few of my recent Instagram posts, had officially been born.
And because I’m just that kind of guy, I’ll share it with you:
766 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Pizzas. I think we were both a little nervous since this was our first stop and we weren’t even sure what we wanted out of the tour yet. We ordered two cokes and a ½ “Brooklyn” (regular) and ½ Baked Potato pie and it was so delicious. The weather was still warm at this point, so we eat outside in the backyard. There were a few picnic tables and candles to illuminate the area since it was already dark but we couldn’t really tell what else was there (besides an adorable cat who refused our fellow diners’ crust). Plus, it was a cute place to start the tour because Mitchell had a first date here – even though I’d say ours went a bit better than his.
2. Tom’s Restaurant
782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Tom’s Restaurant was not at all what I had expected, especially from the its appearance on the show where a few of the characters met up for food – it seemed like it would be a quiet but quirky diner that not many people knew of. My boyfriend, however, had been there before and told me that there would be a long line. There was. Once inside, we ordered (chocolate chip pancakes and a vanilla egg cream for me, cinnamon pancakes and milk for him) and you were able to really take in the decor and atmosphere of the place. It was nice, but I wouldn’t order the chocolate pancakes again because they were way too filling so I didn’t get to eat much.
796 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY
This place was really significant for me. My favorite character, the fabulous Oona, worked there. Like her, I’m not that big of a wine drinker although it is starting to grow on me and this was a perfect place to buy my first bottle of wine. We bought a riesling (Shine by Heinz Eifel) and it was thoroughly enjoyed over an episode or two of Teen Wolf. High class.