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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

It was New Year’s Eve and according to the meteorologists, it was the coldest it has ever been on this day. But that didn’t stop us from going out and exploring some bars and restaurants in the East Village. After all, we’d be inside most of the time.

Joke was on us when we walked through the doors of Angel’s Share, a Japanese cocktail bar and the first modern speakeasy in New York, and the waiter told us that their heat was not working. We decided to stay anyway with the hope of warming up from the expert boozy drinks. Heat or not, when you visit Angel’s Share and there is a table available (normally there are long lines), you take it.

It’s been a while since I had been here and so I had forgotten just how good their drinks are. We got two – a savory umami number called Into the Woods featuring wild mushrooms, walnut liqueur, and bourbon. And a surprising play on a piña colada.

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Flirtibird at ANGEL'S SHARE

Angel’s Share, a Japanese owned and influenced bar, was the first of the modern day speakeasies to open in this city. It’s still going strong more than 25 years later and is still somewhat of a secret. I won’t tell you exactly where it is (although see the address below) but I will tell you to definitely order the Flirtibird. While all the cocktails are great, this concoction of barley shochu and yuzu juice is really something special. It has a tart plum salt rim and a unique garnish of shiso leaf. It has lots of flavors going on, but the most prevalent one is deliciousness.

ANGEL’S SHARE
8 Stuyvesant Street (between East 9th Street and Third Avenue),
Upstairs behind Village Yokocho
(212) 777-5415
East Village

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We’ve all heard about this revival in speakeasy-type hidden bars. Well, the first to do it here in New York was about 25 years ago and it was so clandestine, that many New Yorkers still don’t know about it. Angel’s Share (which refers to the lost bit of bourbon that evaporates during the aging process) is hidden behind a Japanese izakaya in the East Village and makes some amazingly inventive cocktails.

Angel’s Share


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