Cocktail connoisseur David Wondrich, author of “Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to ‘Professor’ Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar,” will unveil his latest creation, “The JakeWalk,” on Thursday, May 15 at The JakeWalk in Carroll Gardens.
Made from Martinique rum, tequila, lime juice and St. Germaine with bitters, the drink will be available to a thirsty public starting May 16, and owner Patrick Watson thinks it will be a smash.
“I think it’s a very refreshing drink for summer,” Watson said. “It goes down smooth and is very refreshing, but it packs a punch. It would go well will cheeses from our ‘Old, Firm and Bold’ category and, of course, fondue.”
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Over in Greenpoint, Studio B has opened its roof deck — complete with faux palm trees and a feel comparable to the club’s big sister, Miami’s Studio A. Down the street in Williamsburg, Trophy, a new bar from the folks who run Stay Gold gallery, will open on May 16. Starting out with beer, wine and cocktails, the bar — and its 700-square-foot back garden, which will double as a sculpture garden — plans to start serving panini in the coming months.
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On Saturday, May 31, the Brooklyn Pigfest returns to the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Brewery, the five-hour event features live music, plenty of barbecue and all the cold beer you can drink for $85, $95 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Tickets are available at www. brooklynbr
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The Montauk Club welcomed a new chef this week. Alexis Tanen, formerly of Prune in the East Village, took over at the members-only Park Slope dining room.
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Chicory, the eclectic eatery on Degraw Street in Cobble Hill, closed this week. The fried chicken, a neighborhood favorite, will be sorely missed.
And La Traviata has closed its Joralemon Street outpost. The Brooklyn Heights Italian restaurant had previously been renegotiating its lease, but now has shuttered the restaurant for good. Also gone: delivery. Orders can still be picked up at the Montague Street branch, however.