Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hear This, Drink This


Published:

The Mattson 2

Surf jazz: a weird concept. Jazz is all dark, smoky nightclubs and tortured players. Surf music is sun, bikinis, and hula hoops. But listen to Feeling Hands, the third and most recent disc from San Diego’s The Mattson 2, and you’ll become a believer. In fact, Feeling Hands won “Best Jazz Album” at the San Diego Music Award on August 8th. Made up of twin brothers Jonathan (drums) and Jared (guitar, bass), they make pretty, accessible music whose richly textured melodies deftly lead the mind on a vivid inner journey. Weird, indeed, but worthy. mattson2.com

 

 

Shanghai Mule

Chris Simmons of Smoke & Mirrors Cocktail Co. brings a Far East influence to many of his drinks at Burlap, the “Asian Cowboy”-themed resto from Brian Malarkey. A standout is the Shanghai Mule, a Pan-Asian twist on the Moscow Mule, which uses ginger beer and limejuice. Simmons subs Ty Ku sake and Dolin Rouge sweet vermouth in place of vodka, and adds his own custom blend of Chinese five-spice bitters (five spices: star anise, clove, cinnamon, Szechuan pepper, and fennel seed; bitters: a month-long steeping process for Simmons). “A classic mule uses aromatic bitters, but the sake creates a smoothness, so I needed something to give it a little punch,” says Simmons. Effervescent, bright, and relatively low in alcohol, it’s an ideal sipper for the waning days of summer. Burlap, 12995 El Camino Real #21, Del Mar, burlapeats.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Hello, Dolly: The Queen of Country Music Comes to San Diego

Here she comes again! 5 reasons to get your tickets now for the Dolly Parton concert on September 27

(Park)ing Day Transformed Downtown Parking Spots into Public Parks

We explored 8 of them

How Agent Orange Is Still Devastating San Diegans

San Diego vets are still suffering from the toxic herbicide, and struggling to get benefits from the VA
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. 27 Secret San Diego Spots
    From hidden caves to dead bodies beneath a public park, here's our third annual guide to all things hidden and hush-hush
  2. FIRST LOOK: False Idol
    San Diego is now home to a world-class tiki bar—False Idol
  3. Best of San Diego 2016
    Our annual and completely subjective guide to SD’s best
  4. The Chilling Facts About Craft Beer
    Why colder is not always better
  5. FIRST LOOK: Decoy Dockside
    San Marcos gets an ambitious, two-story gastro-lodge on the lake with Decoy Dockside.
  6. Top 10 Off-Site Events during Comic-Con 2016
    No badge, no problem—these happenings are free and open to the public
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags