A while back we reported that the founding bartenders of Angel’s Share were taking their mortars, pestles, and strainers to Tribeca. Now that B Flat has been open for a couple of weeks and we’ve put away pretty much every drink on the list (and all three sizes of ice cubes), we’re looking forward to forthcoming summer specialties such as Giant Steps (sake and wasabi-infused vodka!) and the Cannon Ball (pepper-infused vodka, yuzu pepper, and soy sauce!). If these sound ironically sweat-inducing, rest assured, another martini will include fresh watermelon juice, and the bar menu, created by a chef at Lan, includes refreshing small plates like seviche and clams in white-truffle oil. Furthermore, we’re told the upstairs space will soon be occupied by a Tokyo-style fusion restaurant, run by the bar’s Japanese business partner, that will likely offer Asian takes on pasta, pizza, tapas, and other dishes. Obviously Smith and Mills hopefuls would do well to make B Flat their plan B.
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Death & Co. is having its share of problems — Sasha Petraske, too — but don’t pour one out for the $12 cocktail just yet. Shin Ikeda, a bartender and manager at perennial first-date spot Angel’s Share, is teaming up with a Japanese club and bar owner to open what will likely be a cocktail lounge called B Flat with Angel’s Share–style drinks. Broker James Famularo has just secured a bi-level space with fourteen-foot ceilings (now occupied by I Bar) at 277 Church Street, across from the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Expect a new design scheme and Negroni-fueled PDA there about a month from now. Daniel Maurer