Blue Duck Tavern's New Patio

This Earth Day, the vaunted West End favorite's opening its spruced-up terrace with a new bar station and a huge communal table made from a 50,000yr-old slab of Kauri wood, perfect for ruining with water rims from new spring cocktails like the gin/ mint leaves/ bitters Green Leaf, the lemon-infused rum/ Maraschino/ egg whites/ sparkling wine Bubble Sour, and the honey-heavy Derby Days with mint leaves and Buffalo Trace, a rudimentary art form that's actually quite impressive given their clunky hoofs.