Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Breslin

(images courtesy definitive touch and the breslin)

One of my favorite new places to grab a cocktail is The Breslin located in NoMad's (read an article about this up-and-coming neighborhood here) Ace Hotel. This cozy restaurant and pub is the brainchild of "the Spotted Pig crew" (April Bloomfield, Ken Friedman, etc.).

(images courtesy New York Mag)

The ambience of the bar is ideal for the fall season. It's cozy and candlelit and boasts an interesting cocktail selection.

Not only are they delicious, but The Breslin's original cocktails are all adorably named after songs by everyone from Miles Davis to the Clash to the Pixies. I tried out the London Calling (vodka with Ribena-Blackcurrant syrup, fresh lemon juice, topped with proseco). Yummy.

If you're in more of a party down mood, try out the new shot that's all the rage among the "too chic" crowd: the Irish Pickle Back (a shot of Jameson chased by a shot of pickle juice).

(image courtesy NY Barfly)

I'm actually dying to check The Breslin's dinner menu (shock, shock) featuring starters like homemade caramel popcorn, sea salt and vinegar crisps and, most importantly, boiled peanuts.

Their meat-focused entrees include a chargrilled lamb burger with feta and cumin mayo and veal sausage with pan fried new potatoes.

(images courtesy the breslin)

They serve guinea hens, roasted pork, and even rabbit. Probably not the best place to take any vegetarian friends or fam...

(image courtesy goodies first)

Go, meat!

Follow-up: Check out this New York Mag article on The Breslin that came out two days after this original post. Told ya it was cool!

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