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May 28, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

Based on your feature, we made it to Sugar Monk last night. I agree about the comment of not being a fan of overwrought drinks, but these guys stepped up the line without going over it. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening there and had some interesting and delicious drinks.

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May 24, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

Love seeing an uptown cocktail bar featured here! We recently moved in an apartment not far from Sugar Monk and unfortunately there aren't a lot of great options for cocktails in this part of town. I knew the drinks were good, but had no idea what was going on behind the scenes! So glad to see them getting some press here!

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May 23, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Interesting about Portillo's serving a veg Chicago Dog. We served a bunch this past week with the option of our handmade dog or a Field Roast Stadium Dog. Nobody whined about the absent snap. LOL!

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I think we will see a lot more vegan and veggie dogs in the future.

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May 23, 2022·edited May 23, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

We’ve been going up to Sugar Monk (sporadically) from their early weeks, because a friend lives down the street and she summoned us. Ektoras’ drinks are *exactly* the kind of overwrought hyper-culinary drink I usually loathe, and yet his are usually sufficiently restrained and interesting that I actually enjoy the novelty. Few mixologists can pull it off. And I kind of like some of these Aegean-regional flavors like mastic.

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The drinks and host do win you over with their charm and good humor. The late Gary Regan was a fan of Ektoras.

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Coolio!

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