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Monday, June 15,2015
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Kind of a big deal at Banker’s Hill Bar + Restaurant

The Stay Classy cocktail is Ron Burgundy-approved

By Ron Donoho
When it was noted that Banker’s Hill Bar + Restaurant serves a new cocktail called Stay Classy, I calculated there are literally thousands of other drinks I could sample, but I was 72 percent sure I would love this one.
Friday, May 29,2015
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Infusing Speed at Park&Rec

New University Heights bar not afraid of dessert cocktails

By Ron Donoho
During the May opening party for Park&Rec (4612 Park Boulevard), a frequent guest from when the location went by a different name points out a showerhead hanging from the ceiling behind a bandstand.
Friday, April 17,2015
Cocktail Tales

Sarah Ellis takes the helm at Sycamore Den

Jaynes Gastropub, El Dorado alum says she learned from the best

By Kelly Davis
Sarah Ellis graduated with a degree in comparative literature, “which set me up perfectly to work retail,” she says. Just out of school, she was living downtown and working at Bloomingdale’s in Fashion Valley.
Friday, March 27,2015
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The Balboa’s new cocktail menu has something for everyone

Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels

By Kelly Davis
Last month, Tin Can reopened as The Balboa (1863 Fifth Ave.), with Tom Logsdon at the helm. Logsdon's burger-focused Dood's Foods moved into Tin Can in 2012—adding food service helped the club keep its liquor license—and, earlier this year, Logsdon was given the chance to take over the whole operation.
Monday, March 9,2015
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George’s Mark Broadfoot knows mezcal

Tips for where to find the smoky spirit and how to drink it

By Kelly Davis
The best part of writing this column isn't the occasional free drink; it's the people I get to meet. San Diego's craft-cocktail community is populated by some rad folks whose creativity and depth of knowledge never fail to wow me. 
Friday, February 13,2015
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Horton Grand’s Palace Bar gets a makeover

Medicine Show pop-up events will highlight diverse spirits selection

By Kelly Davis
The Palace Bar in the Horton Grand Hotel looks quite different than it did just a couple of years ago. 
Friday, January 23,2015
Cocktail Tales

In search of a great Manhattan

Seven Grand’s Meghan Balser talks about the classic drink

By Kelly Davis
As famed bartender Gary Regan wrote, “[A] truly great Manhattan can be made only by someone who truly understands the magnitude of what’s at hand.” And by that he means: If you’re a bartender who can’t make a great Manhattan, you’re screwed.
Saturday, January 3,2015
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Cheers to San Diego cocktails

Highlights from 2014 include smoke, shrubs and Jagermeister

By Kelly Davis
Let this 2014 retrospective serve as a glimpse of how far San Diego’s cocktail scene’s come in just a few years.
Friday, December 12,2014
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Our adult-beverage gift guide

Books, booze and other presents to make you tipsy

By Kelly Davis
Booze makes great a gift. Things having to do with booze make great gifts. And, for that reason, here’s the Cocktail Tales 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.
Monday, November 24,2014
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Return of the Smashing Pumpkin

A to-do list of drinks at Grant Grill, Polite Provisions and Sycamore Den

By Kelly Davis
Since 2010, when San Diego food writer Troy Johnson featured Grant Grill’s Smashing Pumpkin on the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, I’ve had “try that” on my bucket list.
 
 
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