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EaterWire: The Cocktails "Really Shine" At PDT & More!

EAST VILLAGE—PDT, the new speakeasy hotness from the folks behind Crif Dogs, is open and already garnering rave reviews. From a reader, "Went to P.D.T last night for a friends and family party. Judging by the crowd, and the drinks, it maybe the last time I get in. After walking through the secret door at Grif Dog's [sic], you enter a warm and inviting take on a modern speakeasy. The room itself is long and somewhat narrow, with a low ceiling. There are a few booths and about 10 to 12 bar stools, which by the way were very comfortable to sit on. Once seated, I looked over the drink list, which is a modern take on classic cocktails. This is where Jim Meehan, the mixologist that consulted on the list does his finest work. The drinks, priced at $11.00 dollars each really shine here. Try the "Up to Date," or the "East India" cocktails, each mixed to perfection. If you are hungry, turn over the drink list, and try a Grif Dog [sic]. They arrived through two small metal doors on the bar. Sit back and enjoy. I wish everyone involved good luck, and I will be back, if only I can get in after the word gets out." Upon first glance, we'd judge this "review" a shill, but it's doubtful—does the place need any more press? [EaterWire Inbox]

CITYWIDE—People will buy their delicious frozen treats anyway, but perhaps it'll warm the cockles of your hearts to hear that all Ciao Bella Gelato Bar locations will be donating $1 for every cup of gelati or sorbetti sold to the Autism Speaks foundation for a month starting May 31st. [EaterWire]

PARK SLOPE—The folks over at bar/restaurant Flatbush Farm are hosting another one of their BBQs this weekend. Stop by on Sunday from 2 to 6pm for ribs, grilled veggies, clams and more. If you want, you could try perusing their inscrutable website for more information, but we wouldn't really recommend it. [EaterWire]

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