Long Island City: Gothamist checks in on the progress of LIC's one and only schmancy cocktail bar Dutch Kills, scoring some sweet photos of the interior (see right). One strange note about the post: this was always touted as a Sasha Petraske project, yet his name is curiously absent here. We heard there were some money issues due to the credit freeze, but it would be surprising if he's not involved. Milk & Honey's Richard Boccato steps in to provide the details instead:
"...an 1890's style saloon serving classic cocktails ($8-$10) using hand-cut ice, along with a selection of spirits, liqueurs, cordials, wine, and beer on tap (as well as by the bottle). There will also be live jazz and ragtime on select nights, and a small pub menu provided by Sage General Store, a local organic kitchen."No resy policy, no dress code, no Milk & Honey-like stringent rules, because really, that nonsense would never fly in the LIC.
UPDATE: Mr. Petraske tells us it is definitely still his place and he plans to open it in 10 days.
· Dutch Kills Bar Poised to Finally Open In Long Island City [Gothamist]
· Plywood Update: Petraske's LIC Spot Ready to Go, Funds Frozen [~E~]
—Photo courtesy of Gothamist/Tien Mao