“My brother said something interesting,” Anselm told me as his drink arrived. “He said that the...Read More
The bartender at the Latin American Club was in the process of making a long line of nearly 10...Read More
Ihad expected the Big Rec Tap Room at 24th and Treat streets to be big. An amateur mistake. Both...Read More
Eltawil said he and his family prepare ingredients daily and aim to be as hospitable as possible to their patrons. Eltawil said he tries to keep customers happy, even if it slims down his profit.Read More
Distillations: Barrel Proof is an odd hybrid, with dozens of TVs … and super high-end cocktails. And it works. Sorta.
“Hey,” I said, before he went to make it. “So, I’m trying to figure this place out, and here’s the story I’m telling myself about it. This bar was founded by two guys, business partners, and one of them wanted to own a sports bar that would show all the other sports bars up, and the other guy wanted a chill-but-hip whiskey cocktail lounge. And instead of not making a bar together they just each did what they wanted to do, and this is the result.”
The bartender thought about it. “I like that story,” he finally said.Read More
On a recent hot Friday afternoon, the Aramex restaurant near 16th and Mission Street is bustling with action. Noise from the street bleeds in, mixes with the sounds of deep fryers cooking baskets full of chicken while merengue plays from a bluetooth speaker in the kitchen and industrial fans blow the warm air outward. It’s warmer inside Aramex than the rest of the Mission by at least two degrees.Read More
The sight of freshly cooked Pupusas warms my soul. I’m the child of Salvadoran parents, so pupusas were served for every occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner—pupusas are an all-day kind of food. Mexicans and Hondurans make pupusas too, but El Salvador is credited with creating the beloved disk-like treat.Read More
Every time I’ve met a woman at The Royal Cuckoo, something unexpected has happened. I don’t think...Read More
A moment later, Gena stepped over and put shots down in front of them. They stared at her, surprised.
“I heard about the break-up,” she said, and walked away.
It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a bar in a long time.Read More