Bars & Happy Hours

Q and ale

Posted: July 29th, 2016 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Before the local barbecue craze took hold, there was Frankie the Bull’s BBQ, which opened nearly eight years ago on an inconspicuous frontage road that runs along West Morena Boulevard. It was launched in part by Frank Terzoli, the vivacious contestant from Bravo’s “Top Chef” (season two), who eventually bailed to pursue other endeavors locally and abroad.

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Howling margaritas

By Dr. Ink Don’t be deceived by the rope lines that often form outside of Café Coyote in Old Town, at least when they’re small. The wait time to be seated is generally brief if you’re not picky about taking a table in the main dining room, the courtyard patio or the roomy cantina, which features a modest-size bar. And until gaining entry, there’s plenty of tortilla-making to watch at the front of the building […]

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Tropical shots

By Dr. Ink Good thing I don’t live in proximity to El Zarape Restaurant & Tequileria, where I would likely stagger out of happy hour all too frequently from their $6 spicy mango margaritas and $5 rum horchatas. Or as I learned in my last visit, I’d be powerless in resisting their $4 pineapple-infused La Fortaleza tequila shots, which verge on two-ounce pours.

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