At this inviting oasis in the East Village, Ryan Te, the beverage guy, is having a ball with cocktails, focused around soju, Korea’s national drink. They are pitch-perfect for the elegant Korean food from chefs Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku. Drink the Finders Keepers, made with blood orange–infused soju and black truffle, lime, pear and Campari: It’s earthy and bright, to echo the de touch of truffle in the seafood broth, topped with an addictive crunchy rice garnish. You’ll be tempted to li the bowl to your mouth to get every last drop.
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This story appears in the print issue of April 2016.
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