Published September 06, 2012
Get the Lead Out
Cocktails, Oysters and Nostalgia
We’re not going to keep you too long...
You’ve got plans to cancel.
So you can make time for The Leadbelly
, a nostalgic rec room of an oyster-and-cocktail joint from
the Fat Radish duo, opening tonight on the LES.
Obviously, you know and love Fat Radish. This is directly across the street. And we’ve just got to warn
you, you may not be making it back there...
“Comfortable” is the word here. Battered old suitcases, stacks of vinyl. Kind of an Airstream vibe at the bar when you walk
. Seamlessly transitioning into a Wes Andersonian fort situation as you make your way back. Only here,
your mom would be bringing in Coke bottles tinged with rum and stuff like mussel pot pies and
prosciutto-wrapped peaches for snacks (which might be a little Andersonian itself).
What we’re saying is, don’t make plans beyond this. Time stands still here. It’s that gloriously
beat-up nook where you and six kind-of friends become real
friends over nine-hour ramblings about
Ray Davies while the Kinks play on the suitcase-bound record player. Or whoever. You’re the DJ when a
pro’s not in the house.
And there’s a piano. A piano for sitting at and sipping Moroccan mojitos. Or for playing. Whichever.
You love a freelance piano.
14B Orchard St
New York, NY 10002