Grub Street: First Look at Alder, Wylie Dufresne’s Pub-Style East Village Restaurant

Alder began serving purple pub cheese, fried quail with banana curry, and Shamrock Amigo cocktails on Thursday, and as expected, New Yorkers are lining up to see if they can handle the wacky menu. At 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Alder had already stopped taking names for tables for the entire night — and EV Grieve snapped a photo of the massive line to get in before doors even opened. 

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