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Pegu Club

  1. Meet the Former Starbucks Barista Who Now Runs a Legendary NYC Bar“Coffee orders are like martini orders: Guests are very particular about both.”
  2. Bartenders
    The Veteran Bartender Whose New Pub Is an Ode to New York Authenticity“He’s not looking to make millions. He’s looking to make impact.”
  3. Openings
    Pegu Club Vet Opens Bar GotoKenta Goto will open Bar Goto with a distinct focus on Japanese-influenced cocktails and an entire menu section devoted to okonomiyaki.
  4. Interviews
    Cocktail Icon Julie Reiner on Her New Book, Her New Bar, and Advice for“I’ve always had a head for business and things that make money.”
  5. Openings
    Tooker Alley Bringing a Historical Martini Menu to Prospect HeightsFormer Pegu Club barman Del Pedro wants to retrace the iconic drink’s chronology.
  6. Sore Loser
    Pegu Club Is Feeling ‘Bitters’PDT envy.
  7. The Grub Street Diet
    PDT’s Jim Meehan Drinks Cappuccinos All Day, Cocktails All Night“I guess I spend my days trying to drink juice and cleanse, and I spent my night going out and eating meat and drinking cocktails.”
  8. Chef Shuffles
    Simon Dolinky Leaves Blvd 16 to Open SaltBox in San DiegoThe super sustainable chef is now running a gastropub, with Pegu Club’s Erin Williams on cocktail duty.
  9. Sloshed
    Can the Margarita Reclaim Its Cool?Matthew Latkiewicz sets out to see if it’s possible to track down a margarita that’s more in line with today’s high-end cocktail culture.
  10. Booze You Can Use
    Time for a Drink-Making Debate! Free-Pouring vs. Jiggering: The Experts Weigh InGary Regan and Eben Freeman teach us how to pull off each technique.
  11. Booze You Can Use
    GQ Names Best Cocktail Bars, Shafts Sasha Petraske’GQ’ crowns 25 of the nation’s great altars of mixology, but leaves off one of the major figures in the current cocktail renaissance.
  12. In the Magazine
    Real Panini at Salumè; Olio’s Pizza-Calzone HybridPlus: cantaloupe sorbet, and a Queens restaurant in the former home of Rudolph Valentino.
  13. Booze News
    Toasts of the Town: Pegu Club’s Birthday All-Star MenuPegu Club showcases past original drinks in honor of their fifth birthday.
  14. Booze You Can Use
    West Coast Mag Thinks East Coast Has More Important Cocktail People’Imbibe’ Magazine makes a list of the 25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the last 100(+) years.
  15. Health Concerns
    Disaster Averted: Pegu Club Serves Egg-White Drinks AgainAfter health inspectors sounded alarm bells, the Earl Gray MarTEAni is back on the menu.
  16. Health Concerns
    Is the Crackdown on Egg-White Cocktails Just an Eggs-ageration?The latest in the case of Pegu Club versus the Health Department.
  17. Mediavore
    CUESA Gives Aidells the Boot; NYC’s Pegu Club Being Forced to Mix Drinks with
  18. Health Concerns
    Health Department Cracks Down on Pegu Club’s Signature CocktailThe cocktail den’s famed Earl Grey MarTEAni will now have to include pasteurized eggs.
  19. Openings
    More Muffulettas: St. John Frizell Will Open Fort Defiance on SaturdayA Pegu Club alum sets up shop in Red Hook.
  20. Lists
    Best Cocktails, Again’Food & Wine’ picks the best cocktail bars in the country.
  21. Cocktails
    Confirmed: Death & Co.’s Philip Ward Will Open Tequila BarWord is, it’ll be called Mayahuel.
  22. Rumors
    Petraske, Cocktail Wizard, Denies ‘Harry Potter’ ProjectHe is NOT naming a new speakeasy Gryffindor.
  23. User's Guide
    Our Guides to New Year’s Punches and BrunchesMake your own punch using recipes from Daniel, PDT, and Pegu Club. Plus, where to book your New Year’s brunch.
  24. Chef Shuffle
    Phillip Kirschen-Clark Leaves Pegu ClubThe ‘secret chef’ is out.
  25. Cocktail Kings
    ‘Slow Drink Week’ Finds Cocktail Legends Showing Off Their ScotchGary Regan, David Wondrich, and Dale DeGroff will compete in a Blue Blazer competition to benefit Slow Food.
  26. NewsFeed
    $5 Margaveza Among ‘GQ’ Top 20 Cocktails in AmericaA punky Brooklynite is in distinguished Manhattan company.
  27. NewsFeed
    Kirschen-Clark Leaves Jimmy’s for PeguThe secret chef moves into a bigger kitchen.
  28. User's Guide
    Five Chef FamiliesHow alums of Le Cirque, Daniel, Per Se, Craft, 71 Clinton Fresh Food, and Pegu have fared throughout the city.
  29. NewsFeed
    ‘Best Bars in America’ Is Back in ‘Esquire,’ and aWe can see how Pegu and Bemelmans Bar is there. But Grassroots Tavern?
  30. Ask a Waiter
    Lurie De La Rosa of PDT Asks That You Put Your Pants on and LeaveLurie De La Rosa knows a thing or two about cocktails: She worked at Pegu Club under Audrey Saunders (her “New York mom”) and with Jim Meehan, who asked her to help him open his debut spot PDT. “I wasn’t sure what he meant by a ‘hot dog bar,’” she tells us. Indeed PDT is unique in that it pairs Crif Dogs with Snoop Dogg, something De La Rosa says was “scary for a little bit. I came from this world of classic music and jazz.” But she has adjusted admirably and is now part of a family that includes Wylie Dufresne, David Chang, and the occasional naked patron.
  31. NewsFeed
    John Hodgman Unlikely Star of Mixologist CalendarIn what will surely become mixology’s version of Yankees Stadium’s Monument Park, Jill DeGroff, wife of “King of Cocktails” Dale, has sketched caricatures of a dozen “cocktailians” and included them in a calendar that’s going for $17.95 (about the price of an overpriced drink!). Some of the local drink-slingers whose recipes and rosy-cheeked mugs are featured: Audrey Saunders from Pegu Club, Julie Rainer from Flatiron Lounge, and Sasha Petraske from Milk and Honey. Our favorite part, though, is the page on which a pants-less John Hodgman gives his preferred synonyms for booze.
  32. NewsFeed
    Death & Co., Pegu Club, and Flatiron Lounge Players Engage in Musical ChairsThe bad news: The Bourgeois Pig West, easily the coolest bar on Macdougal Street, is closing after this Saturday, and the East Village location is moving. The good news: Owner Ravi DeRossi says that he and the manager at his other bar, Death & Co., decided yesterday to reopen the West Village location in about a month as a Belgian beer bar. But that’s not all! Also in about a month, the East Village location will move across the street to 111 East 7th Street (a larger space, at 1,000 square feet) and morph into what the current location’s manager describes as a, um, “female Death & Co.,” seating 50 to 60 people for chocolate and cheese fondues and a larger wine list of 100 bottles and 50 glasses.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Pegu Club Shaking More Than Just Cocktails in SohoForest Hills: The layout for Trader Joe’s coming to 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue. [Forest Hills 72] Midtown West: Sample cuisine from more than 50 restaurants including Aquavit, Buddakan, and Eleven Madison Park at tonight’s Taste of the Nation at Roseland Ballroom; tickets are $200 and benefit the fight against childhood hunger. [Cakehead] Soho: Pegu Club accused of shaking down its customers by pouring drinks that haven’t been ordered. [Majikthise] South Hampton: Dune should pick up the slack where Cain left off. [Down by the Hipster] Upper West Side: The lobby lounge of the Mandarin Oriental now has a cart offering $75 flutes of Dom Perignon, but at least the price includes dried fruit. [NYS] Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe hopes to see a bidding war over Warner LeRoy’s Tavern on the Green between top “concessionaires” including Dean Poll of the Boathouse and Danny Meyer. [NYO] West Village: Awkward zoning prevents Camaje bistro on Macdougal Street from setting up outdoor seating, though it’s allowed for virtually all its dining neighbors. [NYP]
  34. NewsFeed
    Absinthe Feels So Good When It Hits the U.S. Market As any frat boy can tell you, absinthe, the spirit of choice for Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Verlaine, was banned here in 1912 following rumors that its primary ingredient, grand wormwood, contained a psychosis-inducing hallucinogen called thujone — but now a Manhasset distributor Lucid has convinced the U.S. Alcohol-Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau that the green fairy is just as safe as any other liver-pickling, brain-shrinking alcohol on the market (even if the 124-proof booze’s alcohol content is more than 50 percent greater than that of vodka, rum, and most whiskeys).
  35. Openings
    Death & Co.: The Players, the Menu, the Magic There’s been a bit of intrigue about who’s behind the imposing wooden door of Death & Co., the two-week-old cocktail lounge and restaurant recently mentioned in the Times’ piece about not-so-secret secret bars. Though already slammed by a Friday-night crowd that has forced them to keep a waiting list, first-time owner David Kaplan and his partner Ravi DeRossi (who told us he was tripling the size of his other bar, the Bourgeois Pig) were perfectly willing to do roll call. No, the Reaper is not a partner: Head bartender Philip Ward of Pegu Club and Flatiron Lounge is joined by dapper drinksmiths Brian Miller (Pegu), Jim Kerns (Pegu and Freemans), and another chap who currently works at two high-end restaurants known for their cocktails (no truth to rumors that a Milk and Honey alumnus is involved). The startling lineup isn’t the only thing we came back with: We also scored the new drinks and dinner menus (the chef is the motorcycle-riding Frenchman Jacques Godin, former owner of B3). As for the cocktails, we’ll leave aside Kaplan’s claim that “it’s been 100 years since anyone made a cocktail worth a damn” and say merely that, from a newfangled old-fashioned that incorporates smoky mescal, agave nectar, and a flamed orange peel to a hot buttered rum made from butter that’s whipped and spiced in-house, their twists on the classics are worth a hot double damn. —Daniel Maurer Death & Co., 433 E. 6th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-388-0882 Cocktail Menu Dinner Menu