Restaurants and bars in NYC are still take-away only but talks are under way about phasing into regular service. We spoke to Aussie expat Sam Ross (of Attaboy fame) as the city was under coronavirus seige.
The Paper Plane recipe is a drink that we’ve seen on menus from Paris to Perth. It’s a drink that Ross developed for Chicago bar The Violet Hour in 2007, and the beauty of this drink is that it is — like some of the world’s best — an equal parts drink.
Ross is co-owner of Attaboy, which occupies the space that Milk & Honey once did on New York’s Lower East Side; he’s recently opened an outpost of the bar in Nashville; and he co-owns Diamond Reef, a tiki bar in Brooklyn. And as if he’s not busy enough, Ross has just recently revamped the app for the first time in 10 years.
There’s loads of good stuff to be had in the June issue, such as a chat with expat Australian bartender and owner of Attaboy in the USA, Sam Ross, and a look at his new app (and his favourite three recipes) and loads more.
After 13 years in the space on Eldridge Street, Milk & Honey’s owner Sasha Petraske was looking for new digs: a bigger space for a new chapter in Milk & Honey’s life. And one that sparked a new life for the old space: life as Attaboy. We asked Ross and McIllroy how it came to be via email.
Sam Ross and Michael McIllroy of New York City bar, Attaboy, have been getting their Instagram on over the holidays with a series of photos suggesting rules for the festive period. Check out a selection of our favourites below — though we’re not sure what to make of the kissing scene between Ross and McIllroy (we think it was consensual) — and follow them on Instagram at @attaboy134.