'Shred Your Ex' for a free drink at the Seneca in Ridgewood on Valentine's Day – QNS.com

‘Shred Your Ex’ for a free drink at the Seneca in Ridgewood on Valentine’s Day

Photo courtesy of The Seneca

The Seneca is offering something for both the lovebirds and the scorned on Valentine’s Day; by bringing in a photo of your ex and running it through a shredder, the bar will also hand out a free drink.

The owner of the Ridgewood bar that opened in July, Kaelin Ballinger, is taking traditions at the new establishment back to his roots in the club business by bringing the hit “Shred Your Ex” night to a new demographic.

Couples on date night can expect a three-course meal and shredder at the bar where they can cash in on a cocktail. But Ballinger, who was the director of marketing for Manhattan night club Webster Hall, has not decided whether or not patrons will be limited to one drink per ex as some patrons may have multiple exes to shred.

The prix-fixe dinner for two will run between 6 to 10 p.m. offering handmade pasta, shrimp cocktail, deluxe sundae and a bottle of wine for $80.

Ballinger said special offerings such as this proved to be popular in his years in the club business and has solidified its place in the community.

With space for private parties, holidays, special events, the Seneca at 582 Seneca Ave. from its grand opening in December has aimed to make “patrons become regulars and regulars become friends,” according to a press release.

“The space evolves throughout the day, making it perfect to grab a breakfast sandwich and coffee on the way to the office, for moms stopping in for an afternoon treat, and for friends looking for a late-night hangout playing pool with great music,” Ballinger said. “With an amazing food and beverage program, The Seneca offers a unique space that caters to the community throughout the day.”

Food at the Seneca is locally sourced and organic, the proprietor said, and is prepared by Chef Corey Yee who was formerly with such eateries as River Park, Union Square Events, Grand Banks and Hundred Acres.

The Seneca is run between the Ballinger brothers, Kaelin and Thomas, as well as their brother-in-law, James Cruickshank.

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