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New York City
The West Village’s bi-level Katana Kitten—warmly lit and decorated with Jazz Age movie posters—draws on the eclectic charm of Tokyo’s Golden Gai district, where there are so many tiny, idiosyncratic bars that they’re literally stacked on top of each other. Veteran mixer Masahiro Urushido concocted a menu of Japanese-American riffs like the Ringo Collins, accenting brandy with umeshu (plum liqueur) and yuzu (a tart Asian citrus fruit).
A Shot and a Beer: Don’t miss the five inventive boilermakers, including a pairing of Other Half’s citrusy Forever Ever IPA with a homemade sake-and-lemon mixture.
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