SFoodie's series focusing on San Francisco's up-and-coming stars behind the stick, the Muppet Babies of the shaker.
Who: Lauren Steele
Where to find her: Rye, 688 Geary (at Leavenworth), 474-4448
Why she made the list: Under Washington's tutelage, Steele is developing quickly, creating some unique variations on classic cocktails using Italian amaros (bitters). "You can make some incredibly delicious bucks, sours, and Manhattan variations with them," Steele says. "I would have to say, though, that I'm a sucker for any kind of sour."
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