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Big Star taqueria & bar


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Big Star taqueria & bar

Bhickman | Jan 30, 2010 02:54 PM

The room is warm and inviting, much like chef/partner Paul Kahan’s other establishments Avec and The Publican. Lots of pale blond wood and a gentle, embracing ambiance. Big Star, first and foremost, is a bar, featuring a veritable who’s who of bourbons, whiskeys and tequilas. I’m not much of a drinker, but felt it right and proper to order something alcoholic. So I set my sights on a Sarsaparilla Springs, featuring Buffalo Trace bourbon and AJ Stephans root beer. To my tastes, it was a sharp and bitter swallow, but ultimately mellowed out. I’m a light-weight when it comes to drinking, so if you’re an imbiber, don’t let this deter you from checking out the place. For God’s sake, they’ve got $1 Schlitz beer! I mean, you can’t beat $1 beer, you just can’t. read the full review here:

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