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Comprehensive Chowish Craft Cocktail Compendium '09

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Comprehensive Chowish Craft Cocktail Compendium '09

finlero | Jan 15, 2009 07:57 AM

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?

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