A New Italian Cocktail Bar Opens in Brooklyn With Amaretto Sours and Lambrusco Spritzes

May 21, 2016 776

by Chris Crowley

Carroll Gardens has long been one of New York's Italian-American strongholds, a heritage that's maintained by enduring establishments like Caputo's Fine Foods and referenced by newer, homage-paying restaurants like Frankie's 457 and Lucali, two of the neighborhood's best restaurants. And hospitality-industry vets Frankie Rodriguez (a former Death & Co. general manager) and Alyssa Sartor (recently the head bartender at the Bar Room will give the neighborhood their version of an Italian-inspired bar.

Named August Laura after Sartor's grandfather, who was raised in the neighborhood, it will be located at 387 Court Street in the space previously home to Bergen Hill. The slender, lanky space is better suited for a bar, and the duo, who are a couple in both life and business, are taking advantage of that. Sartor has created a tight working menu of five classic Italian drinks and five originals, all priced at $12. 

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