Todd’s Mill Brings Traditional Cocktails to Lower East Side
The Lower East Side has a new cocktail destination: Todd’s Mill. After a few soft openings, Todd's Mill's liquor is shelved, the grill is on, and they’re ready to serve you.
“Once we signed the lease, my three other partners and I got together and started building this spot with our bare hands, and with the help of some carpenter friends,” says Todd’s Mill co-owner, Matt Suchomski. He and his partners have created an inviting wood-finished dining area, and a red-brick exposed bar with a glossy wood finish.
Suchomski says that it was his grandfather’s general store that inspired the bar. “My grandfather owned a store in southern Illinois. In the back of it was a bar and people knew each other, hung out, ate and drank. We wanted to incorporate a "back room" type atmosphere, where everyone in the neighborhood knows each other and comes to hang out.”
Suchomski gave us a sneak peak at the menu and Todd’s Mill will be serving bar snacks like razor clam dip with kettle cooked chips and lamb ribs with hibiscus pomegranate honey. And for spirits, Todd’s Mill has a full bar with a lot of brown liquor providing a savory and traditional taste, as well as some fancier cocktails, too.
Todd’s Mill keeps it low-key but will provide some great palate teasers. “Serious food, serious cocktails but with a very chill vibe. No dress-up. Come as you are. Todd’s Mill is going to be whatever you make it," says Suchomski.