Signage recently went up at the old Boca Chica space for Golden Cadillac, the new 70s-nostalgic bar from Giuseppe Gonzalez and cocktail historian Greg Boehm. Gonzalez, a bartender whose resume includes PKNY, Clover Club, Dutch Kills, and Flatiron Lounge, has come up with a menu of "classic" 70s-era cocktails like the grasshopper and the Miami Vice (that's a pina colada topped off with strawberry daiquiri). Miguel Trinidad, the chef behind Maharlika and Jeepney is in charge of the food menu, which consists of variations on New York classics that have been "inspired by vintage editions of Gourmet Magazine." A few of those dishes include knish fondue, a Monte Cristo, and hunters stew for four.
The bar's aesthetic takes its cues from the "sad glamour" of a seedy late-70s dive bar, furnished inside with wood paneling and patterned wallpaper mixed with mirrored surfaces. It's been a long time coming since Boehm and Gonzalez first tried to open Golden Cadillac on East 13th Street two years ago, but now it's just a couple weeks away. The bar opens for dinner November 6, with plans to launch brunch later in the fall.
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