Now Through Friday: Preview the New Crown Heights Dessert and Cocktail Bar, Butter & Scotch

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Ever since Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth teamed up in 2012 to create Butter & Scotch, their boozy desserts have attracted emphatic endorsements from the likes of Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and Saveur. And this month they’re opening their first brick and mortar storefront in Crown Heights on Franklin Avenue. They’ll officially open on January 15, but if you can’t wait until then (me neither) they’re hosting a sneak peek every night this week from 7:00—9:00 p.m.

They’ll only have two items on the menu this week, but the offerings are worth the trip: they’re serving slices of king cake made with fresh lime zest and a tequila glaze and a Mexican-inspired cocktail. “La Epifanîa is made with Espolon’s delicious new añejo tequila, a ginger-lime syrup and Bittermen’s tiki bitters. We really wanted to keep it simple to showcase the flavors of the tequila,” Allison told us.

They’ll eventually open in time for breakfast and keep serving past midnight on weekends. Their menu will include crowd favorites like s’mores pie, maple bacon cupcakes, and sticky toffee trifle, and they also plan to offer milkshakes, pie shakes and floats (and you can add shots of liquor to any of the above).

In the mornings, Butter & Scotch will serve coffee drinks and baconeggandcheese biscuits. But the real fun starts in the evening with half a dozen house cocktails that “rotate seasonally and according to our whims” along with a full bar and beer and cider on tap. As a Crown Heights resident, I can’t express how happy it makes me that I can finally have my morning toast and my boozy friendship toasts at the same table.

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