Tooker Alley Bringing a Historical Martini Menu to Prospect Heights

Photo: Signe Birck

Consider the martini. Former Pegu Club barman Del Pedro has, and the result will be on display at his new Prospect Heights bar, Tooker Alley, in the form of a historical menu that traces the iconic drink’s chronology from a Manhattan variant to the Monk’s Dream, Pedro’s own contribution to the canon. He and partner Cheryl Brown want the place to be all potable things to all thirsty people: a destination for “culture, community, and cocktails,” not to mention riffs on the shot-and-a-beer, and snacks like brisket biscuits.

Tooker Alley, 793 Washington Ave., nr. Lincoln Pl., Prospect Heights; 347-955-4743

*This article originally appeared in the October 22, 2012 issue of New York Magazine.