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

Backstage Tour: San Diego Opera’s 'Tosca'

We learn what it takes to stage a famous production

2016 Valentine’s Day Guide

San Diego’s best dinner specials, wine tastings, spa deals, staycations, shows and more

Top 10 Photos of the Year

Here's some love for our photographers—and our favorite photos from 2015
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Ultimate San Diego Bucket List
    Whether you’re a native or a newcomer, we’ve got 50 things every San Diegan must do. Now, get started!
  2. 26 BIG Ideas
    San Diego's most innovative thinkers tell us how they would make America’s Finest City a whole lot finer.
  3. FIRST LOOK: Kindred
    Death metal vegan has arrived in San Diego. From the creative minds behind Craft & Commerce, Noble Experiment, LOVELIKEBEER—plus one of the country's top vegan chefs—comes Kindred. It's in South Park. It's gonna blow some minds.
  4. San Diego's Best New Restaurants 2015
    From upscale modern Mexican to a hole-in-the-wall Thai spot, food critic Troy Johnson reveals his 10 favorite new eateries of 2015
  5. The Ballast Point Effect
    The Great Craft Sale is on. Constellation Brands recently bought Ballast Point for $1 billion. Heineken bought Lagunitas. MillerCoors bought Saint Archer. What does that mean for the craft beer industry? Experts weigh in.
  6. Architecture: Modern Wonder
    Inside Rob Quigley and Kathleen Hallahan’s award-winning East Village domicile
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

More Than 1,300 Prizes are Ready to be Given Away

What are you waiting for? Buy your raffle ticket now

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

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.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships

More Than 1,300 Prizes are Ready to be Given Away

What are you waiting for? Buy your raffle ticket now

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.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags