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Drummer Emi Kariya Sips Cocktails at The Narrows When She’s Not ‘Party Drinking’

Out this month, “Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love” is Joshua D. Fischer’s debut book, and the first to come from Bedford + Bowery. Here’s a new installment of the series.

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Emi Kariya (Photos: Phil Provencio)

For more than eight years, Emi Kariya has lived in Bushwick. Nowadays, she finds the neighborhood to be “hip to the max.” Says the 42-year-old drummer and designer, “I don’t have to go to Williamsburg anymore. I used to bike all the way there for every show, every hang. Friends would only hang in Williamsburg. They wouldn’t come here. Now they all travel here. And it’s great.” Now they travel here to spots like The Narrows, the cocktail bar where Emi is a regular.

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It’s Negroni Week, Here’s Where We’re Tossin’ Em Back

Perfection (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Perfection (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Ah, the Negroni — one part gin, one part Campari, one part vermouth, but all parts refreshing, bitter sophistication. The Italian-born drink was immaculately conceived in 1919 by a bartender who, looking to make a drink called the Americano boozier, swapped soda water out for gin. It’s great either on the rocks or up — we’ve even seen a dangerously boozy frozen version that’s perfect for summer (but not for dignified nights) at the Narrows.

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At Bushwick’s Newest Outdoor Drinking Destination, Your Phone Will Never Die

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Finally, Bushwick has a watering hole with personal USB ports and outlets built right into the bar, so your iPhone won’t die while you’re ‘gramming the awesome back patio.
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Check Out King Noodle, a ‘Roller Rink on Acid’ Serving Asian Grub and Tiki Drinks

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

King Noodle (Photo: Jon Hoeg)

Just a few doors down from their cocktail bar The Narrows, Keith Cochran and Matt Webber have opened King Noodle — a laid-back Pop-Asian restaurant serving up haute drunk-food and tiki drinks into the wee hours.

At a preview party Tuesday, one patron described the fifty-seat spot — outfitted with disco balls, in-your-face neon and graffiti, and flimsy tables and chairs — as a “roller rink on acid.” Owner Keith Cochran, dressed like Tony Montana in a breezy Hawaiian shirt and fedora, said it was “a meeting of K-town and Bushwick.”
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