Taste: Spirits: How We’re Drinking

Cocktail-Cart comeback

Hear the words “bar cart,” and the first thing that comes to mind may be a creaky booze jalopy rattling up an airplane aisle. But visit R2L on the 37th floor of Two Liberty, and here’s what you’ll find gliding through the dining room: a sleek, custom-made stainless steel version kitted out with storage for glassware and all the proper tools for whipping up a martini or champagne cocktail right at your table. While table-side food preparation of the flambé variety may have fallen out of favor in this era of casual dining, table-side cocktail service is one retro trend we think may catch on. Two Liberty Place, 37th floor, 215-564-5337, r2lrestaurant.com.