The Feed first look: OTB
The team behind the Post Office roll out their sophomore project—a French-American Williamsburg brasserie.
Fri Dec 21 2012
Photograph: Jessica Lin
Coq au vin at OTB
Whiskey maven Alla Lapushchik and chef Sam Glinn—the team behind brown-spirits haven Post Office—court Brooklyn’s night owls once again with OTB, an irreverent Parisian brasserie opening January 9th. Glinn, a Momofuku Ssäm Bar alum, delivers a menu of comforting eats, split between French (coq au vin, steak frites) and American (fried chicken, disco fries). Lapushchik (one of the founders of Death & Company) brings her serious mixology chops to bear on a list of 20 drinks, many tweaked to spotlight seasonal produce. To wit, the Bee’s Knees—a Prohibition-era cocktail that mingles gin, honey and citrus—gets souped up with Meyer lemon juice and Perry Tot’s Navy-strength gin. True to its name, the spot evinces a raffish air, outfitted with tip-sheet-style menus, racetrack betting booths and a floor inlaid with gleaming horse-emblazoned medallions. 141 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (no phone yet)