Cafe Society

Reader: Bartender profiles pour out deserved praise -- another round!

For the past two weeks, Laura Shunk has been going behind the bar every Friday to interview a local mixologist. First up was Brian Smith (above) at Pinche Taqueria; Joshua Smith of TAG and Williams & Graham was featured last Friday.

And Brian M is ready for another round:

I'm SO glad you guys decided to bring this segment back. Josh is such a great part of our Colorado bartending family and deserves the praise. It's fun to read about other bartenders in the scene besides the usual suspects.

For longer looks at the local spirits scene, read Laura Shunk's "Clear Thinking" and Sean Kenyon's comparison of the start of Stranahan's to early punk.

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