The holidays are over, the economy is in the toilet, the weather outside is frightful…seems like a good time to get serious about heavy drinking.
I have a list of places I feel I can rely on for great cocktail craft, but I thought it might be interesting to put together a comprehensive list of our favorite spots around town for serious cocktails, what we like, what we don't like...
A few examples on my side of the river:
-- Green Street --
Pluses: great vibe, going there always makes me feel in-the-know, solid upscale comfort food that never seems pretentious.
Minuses: the food falls just short of greatness, so I'm always a little bummed I didn't go to Baraka Cafe for dinner before grabbing drinks.
Favorite drinks: pisco sour (with frothed egg white!), aviation, Toronto.
-- Chez Henri --
Pluses: stellar bar menu, especially the Cuban sandwiches.
Minuses: the non-Cuban cocktails have generally underwhelmed me, the bar area is pretty tiny so it can get crowded and deafening.
Favorite drinks: mojito, periodista.
How about YOU?