Published on March 28th, 2014 | by Marysa0
Amor y Amargo’s Double Buzz is a Foodie’s Dream
By Marysa Mitch
When Amor y Amargo first launched Double Buzz, its brunch-time coffee cocktails, late last Spring we knew it was going to be a hit. With beverage director Sother Teague and barista extrodinaire Natalie Czech making the coffee (pure, cold and delicious) and accompanying coffee cocktails it was definitely something we knew would get us out of bed on the weekends. As if coffee and cocktails weren’t enough, we soon realized that the food being served was downright amazing.
Left: Hamachi collar with yuzu kosho and spicy coconut basil rice; Right: Fernet Branca cured lox with pickled beets, cucumber and Branca Menta cream cheese
In addition to his post as beverage director, Sother also creates truly inspiring dishes for Double Buzz. What some patrons of Amor y Amargo might not know is that Sother has a strong culinary background and has even worked with Alton Brown on the Food Network show “Good Eats.” He’s not afraid of unique flavors and the food he makes for Double Buzz is not only innovative, but is also mouth-watering. Most recently, he’s been using some of the ingredients you might find in his cocktails and incorporating them into his dishes. For instance, last weekend Double Buzz featured Fernet Branca cured lox, pickled beets and cucumber, Branca Menta cream cheese and salt & vinegar chips. Coming up this weekend (March 29th) Double Buzz will feature Ancho Reyes, an ancho chile liqueur. What that means for all you cocktail loving foodies is that you can drink an Ancho Old Fashioned while devouring your pork empanadas with Ancho Reyes BBQ sauce.
So make sure you get yourself to Amor y Amargo’s Double Buzz soon because it’s one of the only places in the city that does coffee, cocktails and food that make you say “wow.” Hmmm…maybe they should call it Triple Buzz!
Double Buzz takes places Saturdays and Sunday from 12-4pm at Amor y Amargo. 443 E 6th Street. 212.614.6818
All photos courtesy of Sother Teague and Amor y Amargo. Featured images: Shrimp & Grits, and Carolina style BBQ, stone ground cheddar grits, fried pig ears, pickled egg, roasted garlic and okra all in a BBQ broth