The owners of M. Wells, the new/old chrome-sided diner in Long Island City that serves a kind of Quebec-New York fusion food, has reached out to another new LIC business for help with its cocktail list.
Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin, a bartender at Dutch Kills, will devise the list for M. Wells. The program is still in the works; there is no cocktail menu at this time. But a Kold Draft ice machine is expected in the next week or so, and drinks should follow by mid-March. Thirsty patrons should expect separate cocktail lists at brunch and dinner. Gelnaw-Rubin—who will remain with Dutch Kills—will work closely with Chef Hugue Dufour to create a menu of all original cocktails that will match the style of the restaurant's food menu. Said Gelnaw-Rubin: "The space is an old diner, and chef wants the diner spirit to run through all his offerings, so don't be surprised to find bright red maraschino cherries or curly straws in your cocktails."