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Friday, April 18,2014
Cocktail Tales

Booze news

New menus at Ironside and Coin-Op and a Henebery whiskey-pairing dinner

By Kelly Davis
The cocktail menu at Ironside Fish & Oyster, the latest Consortium Holdings (Craft & Commerce, Polite Provisions, Under Belly, Neighborhood) project, is rather epic. It's four times the size of the dinner menu.
Friday, March 21,2014
Cocktail Tales

Booze news

Native Spirits North Park retail shop, Polite Provisions' cocktail glasses and Hiatus' Gin Fest

By Kelly Davis
On the short list of retail shops that San Diego lacks are good liquor stores. That's not to say there aren't any—K 'n B Wine Cellars, for instance, will make your neck hurt with its sky-high shelves of booze.
Wednesday, February 26,2014
Cocktail Tales

Ballast Point crafts a new way to drink

Brewing titan invites San Diego to see its harder side

By Ian Cheesman
Just because I'm best known as a beer writer doesn't mean that's all I have to offer. With my expansive literary pedigree, I'm capable of delivering witty and biting commentary on virtually any fluid. That's why I was the logical understudy to cover Ballast Point's new speakeasy in Scripps Ranch.
Friday, February 7,2014
Cocktail Tales

That's amari

Learning to love bitter liqueur, one amaro at a time

By Kelly Davis
I considered writing about romantic drinking spots for this column, but I'm utterly unromantic. I have, however, been thinking a lot about a type of spirit that sounds romantic: amaro (plural "amari").
Friday, January 17,2014
Cocktail Tales

Frogger and Fernet?

Well-played drinks at North Park’s Coin-Op Game Room

By Kelly Davis
Coin-Op's located in the space formerly occupied by Hubcap (and, just before that, El Take it Easy) and features a big, open front facing 30th Street.
Friday, December 27,2013
Cocktail Tales

2013 in adult beverages

Here’s what a year of (good) boozing looks like

By Kelly Davis
Since this issue’s filled with reflections on 2013, I figured I’d use this space to look back at some memorable drinking.
Friday, December 6,2013
Cocktail Tales

Gifts for drinkers

Wow friends and family with bitters, books and booze

By Kelly Davis
Bitters: A bottle of bitters is a perfect stocking stuffer. If you want to support a small local company with a damn-fine product, get a bottle or two of RX Bitters, currently available in two flavors—Aromatic #7 and Sarsaparilla.
Friday, November 15,2013
Cocktail Tales

DIY whiskey

Getting creative with the amber spirit

By Kelly Davis
Recently, a couple of friends came up with an idea for a cocktail party: Pick a spirit—whiskey in this case—and have attendees buy a nice bottle of that spirit (in the $40 range) and use it to come up with a "signature" cocktail.
Friday, October 25,2013
Cocktail Tales

A tale of two bars

Great Maple provides the antidote to Frauds and Swindlers

By Kelly Davis
I make it a point to use this space to recommend places to go for well-made cocktails. I’ve yet to call a place out—until now. I had high hopes for the Gaslamp bar Frauds and Swindlers. It’s owned by L.A. cocktail all-star Aidan Demarest and I’d heard only good things about the place.
Friday, September 27,2013
Cocktail Tales

Cat Eye Club, Counterpoint and Rumbling Tins

A roundup of crafty new developments

By Kelly Davis
New bar alert! Well, sort of. The Cat Eye Club's (370 Seventh Ave., Downtown) not brand new—it's been around since February—but, it's new enough and it's outstanding.
 
 
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