Asked recently for the name of my favorite female bartender, I realized that I'm a complete sexist. While I could rattle off at least ten great male bartenders, the only woman I could think of was Kris Lykins at Strings. I'm sure there are many fabulous female bartenders in town, but I have to confess that I don't pay much attention when it's a woman pouring my drinks. The fact is, I like my bartenders young, tall, handsome and, in the right venue, lightly tattooed. But maybe my single-mindedness is not the only factor at play here. Maybe I don't notice most female bartenders because they do a perfectly fine job without resorting to the banter that I require from male bartenders. When I dropped by the newly renovated Strings, Kris certainly wasted no time -- or words -- before recommending the Stringstini ($7). Made with Skyy Citrus, equal parts lemonade and cranberry and a splash of Chambord, this new martini is an excellent cocktail, more tart and less sweet than a Cosmopolitan. And here's another sweet deal: On the third Tuesday or Wednesday of each month, Strings will host "Baby Grapes" -- a four-course dinner, with wine for $35, at which diners can learn how to mix and match vino with food from master sommeliers. And no matter which sex holds the bottle, I promise to pay attention.
Recommended For YouPowered by SailThru
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!