Sweet, Sweet Liquor Finally Flows at JoeDoe

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A month ago, JoeDoe was lagging behind Prune in the brunch wars (and still was when we checked in again about a week ago), but that may change: Chef Joe Dobias's wife and partner, JillDoe, tells us their home away from home-sweet-home has been blessed with a liquor license. This is good timing, since the Rusty Knot has inexplicably kicked one of its actually-good items off the menu (the bacon and chicken liver sammy) if you want another good one, you could do much worse than the challah-bread version at the Doe. Some nice touches on the cocktail list: a martini with pickled vegetables, a cerveza preparada (are Latin beer cocktails like the excellent ones at Mercadito Cantina becoming a trend?), and (heh) a 1st Street Manhattan we can only assume the preserved lemon is a nod to the sour attitude certain neighbors displayed at the CB meeting. Have a look.

Fall Cocktails
Martini Crop Organic Vodka or DH Krahn Gin, vermouth, pickled veg $14
Veev Sweet Tea (Veev, southern-style sweet tea, apple spearmint ) $13
Autumn Rum Cider (Rum Clement, apple cider, salted maple) $13
Negroni 45 (DH Krahn Gin, dry vermouth, sugared thyme, bitters) $13
Cerveza Preparada (Dominican Pilsner, hot sauce, fresh lime ) $13
Side Car (Chateau de Montifaud V.S.O.P Cognac, raw sugar, fresh lemon) $13
Tomatillo Sunset (Siembra Azul Tequila, tomatillos, honey, lime ) $13
1st St. Manhattan (Old Pogue Bourbon, vermouth, preserved lemon) $14

White Wine
Gruner Veltliner, Austria, Glatzer 07 $10
Vermentino, Italy, Argiolas 07 $11
Chenin Blanc, South Africa, Rudera 07 $44
Macon La Roche, France, Domaine Chene 06 $38
Sauvignon Blanc, California, Selene Hyde Vineyard $62

Sparkling Wine
Brut, Champenoise NV, New Mexico, Gruet $11
Brut Cava, Spain, Raventos I Blanc LHereu 05 $45

Red Wine
Merlot, Long Island, Wolffer 04 $9
Pinot Noir, New Zealand, Mud House 07 $13
Bordeaux Blend, Oregon, Night & Day 05 $40
Tempranillo, Spain, Auroch 06 $33
Syrah, Chile, Kingston Family Tobiano $48

Beer
Magic Hat Circus Boy, Hefeweizen, Vermont $9
Duvel, Golden Ale, Belgium $12
Hitachino , White Ale, Japan $11
Chimay, Trappist Ale, Belgium $10
Middle Ages, IPA, Syracuse $8
Kronenbourg, Lager , France $8
Ommegang, Abbey Ale, Cooperstown $9