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Audrey Sanders & Jim Meehan, NYC mixologists, up for James Beard Awards

on 07/05/12 at 9:28 am

Booze News

When it comes to cocktails, New Yorkers don’t mess around. This year’s James Beard nominees for Best Bar Program include swanky Manhattan watering holes PDT and Pegu Club — run by Jim Meehan and Audrey Sanders, respectively.

“Words can’t describe how honored we are to be recognized,” says Meehan, whose hidden cocktail lounge — which is located through a phone booth in East Village hot dog joint Crif Dogs — serves up some of the city’s most talked-about libations.

“As a career bartender, being welcomed into the first family is something I’ve always dreamed of.”