July 7, 2008
Cocktails are a crowded field these days, and it takes a lot to make us raise
an eyebrow. Or even an eyelid.
But if you're pouring cider three feet from bottle to glass, our eyes will be
Welcome to Macondo, a haven for Latin street food and playful drinking from the
folks behind Rayuela, opening softly this Wednesday.
The draw this time around is a range of communal Latin drinks, like sangria
served in fishbowls, the Quemada (a Galician witches' brew that comes out in
full flame) and the porrón, a glass pitcher that pours straight into your mouth.
And, of course, that cider. The pour through the air releases all the bubbles
at once, so when it hits your mouth you end up with a drink that's as foamy as
good beer and goes to your head as fast as champagne. There's even a special
\platform/DJ booth where you can show off your cider-pouring technique in front
of the crowd. (Think of it as your arena of cider excellence.)
For food, you'll have your pick of some of the best street food in the western
hemisphere—also available through the taco-truck style opening in the
front—and a Brazilian juice bar that serves up cocktails and virgin juices.
But if you're heading inside, you'll want to stick to the green room in the
back, an ivy-covered eden with a pleasantly glowing ceiling to top things off.
Just in case you need a break from all the flying cider.
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