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Amanda Tascher

Articles by Amanda Tascher

A5 old fashioned: Wagyu fat-washed bourbon

Anthony Belcufini Animae 969 Pacific Highway Downtown “Every single night, it’s probably the top seller,” says Anthony Belcufini about Animae’s A5 Old Fashioned. “And it ties into what we do in the back of the ...

November 25, 2021
Wild Turkey bourbon and Elysian Night Owl flock together in his Birds of a Feather

Ramon Torres Barleymash 600 Fifth Avenue #6916 Gaslamp It’s a summerlike day in the city, but my desire for festive autumnal libations rages on. Thankfully, I’m not alone in wanting to soak up the season’s ...

November 11, 2021
Understory’s Satanic Nightjar: sweet, spicy and herbal

Scott Slater Understory 12841 El Camino Real, Suite 209-210 Carmel Valley The hunt for a spooky cocktail brought me to Understory, the central bar within Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Explains bartender ...

October 28, 2021
The Rabbit Hole’s Apple Cinnamon Fashioned: fall flavors

Josh Blanton The Rabbit Hole 3377 Adams Avenue Normal Heights Feeling festive, I make my way down to The Rabbit Hole in Normal Heights, where they’ve curated a fall-themed drink menu. There, bartender Josh Blanton ...

October 14, 2021
Madison’s Queen of Crowns: luck of the draw

Danny Kuehner Madison 4622 Park Boulevard University Heights “What’s your most interesting drink?” I ask Danny Kuehner, bartender for Madison in University Heights. His answer, the Queen of Crowns, does not disappoint, in part because ...

September 30, 2021
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 ...

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