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Thursday, November 4, 2010

S.F.'s New Generation of Bar Stars: Lauren Steele

Posted By on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:47 PM

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  • Lauren Steele.

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

Background: A protégé of Amanda Washington, Steele has spent time working as a cocktail waitress, barback, and bartender at a number of bars around town, including Rickhouse and Rosewood.

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."

Also in this series:

-Brandon Josie

-Kyle and Rachel Ford

-Trevor Easter

-Jayson Wilde

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie.

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