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  1. openings
    A Doughnut Shop That Doubles As a Bar — FinallyDromedary Doughnuts is part bakery, part speakeasy.
  2. nightlife
    How Secret Are the City’s Newest Speakeasies, Really?Surveying the newest hidden doors of New York.
  3. Speakeasies
    Eastern Pennsylvania’ Real Speakeasies Sound Really DepressingIt’s all happening in Pennsylvania!
  4. Quote of the Day
    PDT’s Jim Meehan Says the Speakeasy Era Is OverNo one likes secret bars anymore.
  5. Bars
    Breaking: Apparently Speakeasy-Style Bars Are Having a MomentNo doubt the city’s craft cocktail movement still has legs to stagger on, but this whole speakeasy schtick is yesterday’s news.
  6. Bars
    First Look at Proletariat, Where the Speakeasy Trend and the Beer Trend CollideRavi DeRossi’s new bar is hidden behind East Village pastry shop Jane’s Sweet Buns.
  7. Nightlife
    It’s Lights On for Darkroom Space When Bodega Opens May 1It’s “an old-school Lower East Side bodega meets a sophisticated and sexy speakeasy,” duh.
  8. Accolades
    Apparently, Speakeasies Are Still a ThingThere’s no shortage of love for Philly’s Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
  9. Coming Soon
    Hop Sing Laundromat Is Still Not OpenThe speakeasy-esque bar was supposedly going to be open by now.
  10. Booze You Can Use
    Rum Bar Turns Everyday Into a Tiki ThursdayPolynesian-inspired cocktails that were once only available on Thursdays, are now offered everyday.
  11. Bars
    If It Walks and Talks Like a Speakeasy, It Must Be a SpeakeasyIf it isn’t supposed to be a speakeasy, what’s the deal with the secret entrance.
  12. Marketing Gimmicks
    More Prohibition-Era Posturing Coming to ChinatownWhile it’s been fun playing Prohibition, when can we get back to bars just being bars?
  13. Openings
    The Speaksleazy Continuum: One Secret Upstairs Bar Closes, Another OpensSu Casa is gone, but the old Uncle Ming’s space will find new life.
  14. Trends
    Globe Turns Trend-Spotting Eagle Eye to SpeakeasiesThe paper has published enough tardy trend stories for its tardiness to be its own trend story.
  15. Scandals
    So Long, Charter School Speakeasy!So long, Club Damani
  16. Scandals
    Politicians Not Super Psyched About Speakeasy SchoolThe finger-pointing begins
  17. Scandals
    Schoolhouse Speakeasies the Next Big Thing?Charter school by day, club by night!
  18. Openings
    Breslin’s Basement Speakeasy Will Open in Spring-SummerThe catacomblike bar may be called Jersey Joe’s.
  19. Openings
    Symphony/Siansa 8 Gets a Semi-Secret ‘Spake-Aisy’Chef Josh Davis fills us in on the underground bar.
  20. Nightlife
    Speakeasy Craze Sweeps Up Young and Old AlikeWhile old bars rush to fit speakeasy culture into their scheme, new cocktail culture bars and parties are on their way.
  21. Openings
    Where’s the Lower East Side’s Latest Hidden Bar?A bar so secret we dare not speak its name.
  22. Nightlife
    Hollywood Renaissance Will Morph Into a Speakeasy For a NightThe Hollywood Renaissance and Drink.Eat.Play are turning back the clock on Los Angeles cocktail scene.
  23. Reopenings
    Chumley’s Shows Signs of Life, Applies for Liquor LicenseAnd more from the upcoming Community Board agendas.
  24. Openings
    Dios Mío! Su Casa OpensThe “speakeasy” is finally open after we first noticed it in April.
  25. Foodievents
    Eastern Standard Has a SecretThe restaurant will turn speakeasy this September.
  26. Operating Procedures
    Sad Moments in Nightlife: Café Select Seals Up Its TunnelYou’ll no longer be able to enter one of the city’s most distinctive drink dens via the sidewalk.
  27. The Great Outdoors
    Museum Opens Rooftop ‘Speakeasy’ Overlooking Central ParkThe Museum of the City of New York has launched a summertime rooftop cocktail bar.
  28. Closings
    Japanese Speakeasy Shuffle: Bohemian Is In, Mr. Jones Is OutThe city giveth and taketh away.
  29. Openings
    Hidden Cocktail Bar Will Serve Heart Carpaccio to the Select FewThe latest members-only bar, located in the building where Basquiat died, is most definitely not a speakcheesy.
  30. Openings
    Von Opens Sexy Downstairs Cocktail LoungeIt’s not officially open, but we’ve sniffed it out.
  31. Slideshow
    Finally, Your First Look at the Latest Unmarked Bar!A look inside the bar hidden above a downtown burrito joint.
  32. Openings
    A Bar So Hidden We Dare Not Speak Its NameThe secret’s out about the Cabin Down Below, but Grub Street has caught wind of an even newer unmarked drink den tucked under the wing of a fast-food joint.
  33. For the Love of Hipsters
    Cabin Down Below: Secret-Hipster-Bar Status in JeopardyAn East Village bar is opened, and then overexposed.
  34. Openings
    Subterranean-Lounge Trend Hits Pizza ParlourThe Niagara folks have soft-opened the Cabin Down Below.
  35. Openings
    Bed-Stuy and Flatiron Get SpeakcheesiesTodd English and Milk & Honey vets are keeping the trend alive.
  36. Unsolved Mysteries
    Speakeasy Alert: The Mysterious Rhum Rhum RoomIs a hidden bar off St. Marks Place the latest Woodson and Ford?
  37. Openings
    Secret Speakeasy: We Hear You Knocking But You Can’t Come InThe proprietors insist it’s only an event space. So why are there drink prices?
  38. Speakcheesies
    Speakeasy Alert: Secret Bar Has Actually Been Kept SecretWoodson and Ford is accessible via password that’s received via text message.
  39. Slideshow
    A First Look at 67 Orange Street, Grand-Opening Tomorrow in HarlemA speakeasy or speakcheesy? Check out the slideshow and the menus, and you decide.
  40. Speakcheesies
    Ella Is Now Serving Mildred Pierces and Baby JanesThe latest twenties ‘piano bar’ is open, and we have the drinks list.
  41. Slideshow
    A First Look at Ella: Is She a Speakcheesy or Not? You Decide!The owners say they brought on Carleton Varney to capture the glamour of twenties Hollywood.
  42. NewsFeed
    Does Apothéke Have a Hidden, Underground Entrance? It’s Chinatown,Albert Trummer offers us the keys to the kingdom.
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    Rockabilly Bar in Progress on the LES; Dévi Reopens With a DiscountAstoria: “A lot of people in town are excited” about the 7-Eleven that just opened on 30th Avenue and 30th Street, so much so that the Slurpee machine may have broken from overuse. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: No more soft opening! Speakeasy from former Top Cheftestant Josie Malave opens tonight, and photos taken of the menu in the window reveal such inspired dishes as zucchini sticks and fettuccine with spinach and sun-dried tomato. [Clinton Hill Blog] Flatiron: Dévi reopens tonight, and the dinner menu will be 20 percent off through November 20. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Little Italy: Papabubble’s grand-opening party went well on Saturday; as you can see from these pics, the “walls were fully stocked with fresh candy, open jars with samples were everywhere, and … stateside Papabubble proprietors, even put on a little candy making show.” [Down by the Hipster] Lower East Side: Fat Baby and Spitzer’s Corner owners Rob and Will Shamlian seem well on their way to opening a rockabilly bar and restaurant at 133 Essex Street, minus a liquor license and a mechanical bull. [Eater] Sunset Park: Pepper and salt fish are tiny fish deep-fried in a batter that puffs up like funnel cake; they go well with abundant mini-shots of beer, and conveniently both are served at Ren Ren on Eighth Avenue every day until 3:30 a.m. [Eat for Victory/VV]
  44. Mediavore
    Josie of ‘Top Chef’ Opens Restaurant; Schumer Opens a Second FrontJosie Malave’s restaurant Speakeasy in Clinton Hill has had its soft opening. [Eat for Victory/VV] One food editor learned some things from last week’s nose-to-tail feast Fergus Henderson–at–the–Spotted Pig including “Hung Huynh is much sweeter than the series might lead you to believe … Ilan Hall has a project up his sleeve … there’s no graceful way to eat a roasted pig’s head when Heath Ledger is sitting at the next table watching.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Related: Fergus Henderson to Cook Tomorrow at Savoy, Wednesday at the Spotted Pig Chuck Schumer has joined another foodie cause: In response to the recent Topps Meat contaminations, he has accused the USDA as being “toothless tiger” and plans to introduce legislation that would give the Department of Agriculture authority to close down plants that repeatedly fail inspections and order recalls. [NYP] Related: Senator Schumer Springs to the Red Hook Ball-Fields’ Defense
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Plate of Pig Liver Silences Bruni in Nolita; ‘Top Chef’ Contestant’sAstoria: Coffee and desserts are available at Tell Astorya Cafe on 28th Avenue during events including Friday’s Independent Film nights and afternoon jazz on Saturday. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: Former Top Chefer Josie Smith-Malave has named her restaurant on Waverly and Greene Speakeasy. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: The food-feature documentary King Corn opens today at Cinema Village. [Cakehead] Flatiron: Centro Vinoteca’s Anne Burrell, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez of Lassi, and Dos Caminos chef Ivy Stark will be cooking for next Thursday’s benefit for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs at the Prince George Ballroom. [Gothamist] Greenwich Village: Gray’s Papaya on 8th Street has endorsed Bloomberg for president because “he talks the talk, and he’ll walk the walk.” [Blog Chelsea] Nolita: Frank Bruni is actually at a loss for words to describe a favorite dish that Frank DeCarlo serves at Peasant: “the suckling pig liver will fascinate you because it tastes so very much like other liver you’ve had and yet … and yet … different, but in ways that are tough to pinpoint.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  46. 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