Who needs a menu? That's the thinking at Library Bar, tucked in an unmarked corner of Hollywood's famed Roosevelt Hotel, where bartenders Matt Biancaniello and Chris Hewes have been crafting their own drink recipes based mostly on what's available at the Farmer's Market and personal whim, with no cocktail menu in sight.
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Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka's new Williamsburg spot is not a humorless experiment in New Orleans cocktail-history simulation, nor is it a Disney-fied take on the theme. With its fantastic mixed drinks and simple style, Maison Premiere is marvelous.
At times, it's difficult to take the dining and drinking scene of the French Quarter in New Orleans seriously. But around the corner from the myriad of tourist-friendly chain restaurants, Iris has taken root, and sports an ambitious menu and equally ambitious cocktails.