2:32 pm January 26, 2009, by John Kessler
Eric Simpkins (left) has left the Bar at Trois to perform his alchemy at Drinkshop — the new bar in the W Hotel downtown, which will open imminently. Drinkshop comes to us from Manhattan drinks impressario Sasha Petraske, whose speakeasy-style boite Milk and Honey helped ignite today’s new cocktail culture. Simpkins, a Georgia native, cut his teeth at Pegu Club, another Manhattan martini mecca.
A new team of bartenders will work to keep Trois’ bar scene ignited, including Room’s Steven Kowalczuk and (by rumor) someone from the Restaurant Eugene/Holeman and Finch firmament. Bottoms up.
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