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Amanda Tascher

Articles by Amanda Tascher

Irish coffee meets mezcal at Metl Bar Creamery & Cafe

Katiee Mitchell Metl Bar Creamery & Cafe 2835 University Avenue North Park Metl Bar Creamery & Cafe may have gained a reputation as the House of Boozy Ice Cream, but I want to shake things ...

September 16, 2021
Tamarind Martini: a Mexiterranean candy cuisine cocktail

YVette Lara Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro 4346 Bonita Road Bonita “The Tamarind Martini is our top selling drink,” says Yvette Lara about Romesco’s signature fusion-inspired cocktail. “It’s very tasty, because it has that spice — we ...

September 2, 2021
Gaslamp Breakfast Company’s signature perky pink drink

Erick Zenteno Gaslamp Breakfast Company 551 J Street Gaslamp ”The pink is kind of our signature color here,” says Gaslamp Breakfast Company’s bartender Erick Zenteno. One glance at the restaurant’s perky pink decor and bright ...

August 19, 2021
Bub’s Berry Smash: mulling over the mule

Ashley Pelletier Bub’s at the Beach 1030 Garnet Avenue Pacific Beach The cruel summer heat draws me toward Pacific Beach for a cooling drink. Open and airy, Bub’s at the Beach promises a variety of ...

Give the Smith ‘n Wesson a shot at The Smoking Gun

Alex Ramos The Smoking Gun 555 Market Street Downtown On a bustling corner of the Gaslamp Quarter, I’m chatting with The Smoking Gun’s bartender Alex Ramos, who tells me to give the Smith ‘n Wesson ...

Berry the Rabbits: seasonal berries meet Cuatrocientos Conejos

Jeff Mackay Shake & Muddle 303 H Street, Unit 109 Chula Vista “People were so excited, especially the residents of Chula Vista, to have something like this in their neighborhood,” says Shake & Muddle’s lead ...

June 30, 2021
Cloak & Petal honors Oda Nobunaga’s Demise

Alec Randall Cloak & Petal 1953 India Street Little Italy Underneath an indoor cherry blossom tree, bartender Alec Randall serves up one of Cloak & Petal’s most popular drinks, Nobunaga’s Demise. He tells me it’s ...

June 17, 2021
A silky Southern Sour for bourbon beginners

Jessica Vos King’s Fish House 5625 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad (760) 431-3474 kingsfishhouse.com Carefully pushing a coupe glass toward me, busy bartender Jessica Vos shares a bit about what sets the Southern Sour apart from ...

June 4, 2021
The smoke and magic of Louisiana Purchase’s Voodoo Carré

Rob McSheaLousiana Purchase2305 University AvenueNorth ParkEllington Inline - does not appear at previewLook no further than North Park for a taste of the French Quarter. In keeping with the theme of Louisiana Purchase, Rob McShea ...

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