Eat Street Social's tiki bar: Coming soon, for one year only
A bounty from the bar: Eat Street Social's specialty cocktails coming soon to pop-up patio
For at least a year, Eat Street Social held the distinction of serving the most creative, complex, fresh-from-scratch, soda shoppe-inspired cocktails on Nicollet. Then Icehouse moved in, and even though their take is a little different (sipping shots, more emphasis on playful garnish, and gutsy flavor combinations), they undoubtedly upped the ante for the area. So what's a craft cocktail team to do?
Eat Street confirms that it will be opening a new patio to the west of its building (on West 26th Street) this spring, and that it will come back each year with a new theme for that patio and its separate bar. The initial idea is to go tiki, but you won't find sickly sweet maraschino cherries here (unless they are preserved in-house and do not even faintly resemble a radioactive red bomb). Instead, Kosevich is promising orgeat (used to make a mean Mai Tai), allspice dram, lime syrups, and freshly squeezed juices -- all the things that have helped make Eat Street's drinks its signature, but now with a Polynesian flavor.
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