All she needs to do to maintain my interest is…be awesome. It's hard to get the sense that I'm getting to know someone when I'm tasked with doing all the talking.
On the flip side though, it's a rough night when a girl goes on about herself at length without asking me anything about myself.
I'll take you to a dive bar with amazing burgers to see how you react.
Things are new and you aren't familiar with what the other likes yet. Opt for something that gives you both an easy out, like lunch or a drink.