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)
Chateau le Woof
“One macchiato, one beef treat.” That might be a typical order at Chateau le Woof, an Astoria cafe offering La Colombe coffee for humans and treats, toys and accessories for their canine companions. During one of their doggy-friendly happy hours, you might see a poodle and a French bulldog frolicking on the floor while their owners sip lattes nearby. Or, your order of an espresso might come with a complimentary sample of organic, gluten-free kibble for your furry friend. It’s the only place in the city you can sip fresh java and shop for your pooch at the same time. One of their cappuccinos and a rawhide might be just you and Fido need after a ruff day.
Venue says: “New York City’s very first Pet Market & Café. Spring is in the air, come try our new spring coffee and iced tea infused menu!”