Bow & Truss, a tapas restaurant to open this May

Morgan Margolis, who opened Federal Bar, will open Bow & Truss in North Hollywood this May featuring “traditional Spanish influenced” tapas, cocktails and 10+ beers on tap. Chef Stefhanie Meyers will lead the kitchen, who previously served as Chef de Cuisine at the Federal Bar. The space will feature a front patio and an open kitchen. 11122 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

6 questions with Blind Tiger Cocktail Co.’s Dustin Haarstad

At the age of 28, young Dustin Haarstad is already an established cocktail craftsman, having worked in bars as soon as he was legal. Originally from Seattle, WA, Dustin credits his love for the crafted adult beverage to a college friend who introduced him to Murray Stenson of (formerly) Seattle’s Zig Zag Café, winner of American Bartender of the Year at the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Presently, Dustin serves as a Brand Ambassadors and Mixologists for Tequila Fortaleza and operates his own cocktail creation company, San Diego-based Blind Tiger Cocktail Co., with his business partner Adam Stemmler. This May he’ll be representing San Diego at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, one of the biggest cocktail events in the States. We caught up with Dustin in San Diego and learned about the man behind the craft (also, where to grab a drink in S.D., Chicago and Seattle). Read More