by Kate Schmidt
On Sunday, October 2, Henri mixologist Clint Rogers—who’ll be featured in next week’s Cocktail Challenge—will team up with chef Troy Graves on a pop-up restaurant at Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar. The dinner is themed "In Times of Phylloxera" and will feature cuisine from France, Italy, Spain, and Germany, all countries affected by the root louse that wiped out vineyards in the late 19th century. Pairings will be spirits that would have been available “when wine was off the table,” as Rogers puts it—e.g., absinthe cocktails, beer, rum punch. It’s $85 ($70 for dinner with nonalcoholic pairings), which includes tax and tip; cash only. Seatings are at 6:30, 7, 8:30, and 9 PM; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.