Sasha Petraske, Richard Boccato and Ian Present, who own and operate Dutch Kills, have founded Hundredweight ice and cocktail services, were they will be providing custom made ice for other cocktail bars in NYC.
The New York Times reports:
Anyone who has patronized Dutch Kills, the cocktail bar in Long Island City, Queens, has probably noticed the showy supporting role ice plays in its drinks. Long frozen spears skewer highballs.
Paperweight-size cubes weigh down rocks glasses. For other drinks, bartenders hack away at microwave-oven-size blocks, hewing custom chunks perfectly suited to each cocktail. Now, the Dutch Kills team will be exporting their vision of frozen water beyond Queens. click to continue reading