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Off the Menu: El Mar at Café Herrera

“Beverage director is my official title; my unofficial title is lush,” bartender Dex Gatlin explains with a smirk on his face. I’m seated at the bar of newly-opened Café Herrera at the Omni Hotel. After eyeballing the extensive cocktail list, I ask him what some of his favorites are. He recommends a drink that’s not yet on the menu.

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Pour Judgment: A New ‘Secret’ Uptown Bar, Atwater Alley

Henry’s Majestic opened last October in the space that once housed ACME F&B. The restaurant and bar from the team behind Bread Winners Café has been plating dinner, brunch, and now lunch, and shaking up some serious cocktails ever since. Alex Fletcher, previously of the People’s Last Stand and more recently Victor Tango’s, has crafted a complex and rotating drink menu that packs a punch.

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