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Cocktail San Diego

Polite Provisions Dark Harvest Cocktail

Polite Provisions, the airy San Diego bar from Erick Castro and multi-talented business partner Arsalun Tafazoli (Craft & Commerce, Neighborhood, Noble Experiment and more) in once-sleepy University Heights delivers one of the most complete...
Bar Crawl Los Angeles

Blogger Bar Hop Careens Through Hollywood, Los Feliz, Pasadena and Downtown on the Trolley of Death

Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla’s e-mail arrived on December 28, enlisting a crack group of cocktail commandos to join her and “L.A. cocktail ringleader” Aidan Demarest on a bar crawl. It was the...
Bartender San Francisco

Off Duty Drinking: San Francisco Bartenders

I recently asked eight of San Francisco’s top bartenders one simple question: “Where and what do you like to drink when you’re not at work?” Their responses may surprise you. Brooke Arthur (Prospect) Honestly,...
Bartender San Francisco

Interview: bartender Erick Castro (Rickhouse)

Riverside County native Erick Castro has achieved acclaim as one of San Francisco’s top bartenders, but his career began at an unlikely but ultimately invaluable venue: a San Diego branch of BJ’s brewhouse. “Working...
Bar San Francisco

Rickhouse: Yo Ho Ho And a Barrel of…Bourbon

When two trusted mixologists both agree on a bar, there’s little doubt that your next move should be to go there. That’s what happened two weeks ago when Copa d’Oro bartender Vincenzo Marianella and...