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Vandaag: Northern European Eats

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Bouncing Bounce Deuce and creating a sparse, white brick walled space outfitted with park bench-style booths, large U-shaped leather banquettes, and Calder-esque hanging fixtures, Van's specializing in Northern Euro beers, infused akvavit, and Genever-aided cocktails like the lemon/bitters/roobis-infused vermouth B Side Sling. The kitchen's also prepping a Dutch-heavy menu that's stocked with open-faced "smorrebrods" including a shaved turnip-topped chilled leg of lamb, and a pot of crisp fingerlings, bacon, apple, and "stroop syrup "called Hot Lightning, which is hotter than greased lightning, though likely as greasy.

103 2nd Ave, nr 6th St; East Village; 212.253.0470

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