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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

S.F.'s New Generation of Bar Stars: Jayson Wilde

Posted By on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Jayson Wilde.
  • Jayson Wilde.

SFoodie's series focusing on San Francisco's up-and-coming stars behind the stick, the Muppet Babies of the shaker.

Who: Jayson Wilde

Where to find him: Bourbon & Branch, 501 Jones (at O'Farrell), 346-1735

Background: Wilde: "I worked behind a desk at an insurance company for 12 years. I had always enjoyed fine spirits and cocktails but had never really considered stepping behind the bar until I couldn't bear being stuck in a cubicle all day with my brain turning into mush. ... I got a barbacking position and the first night I stepped behind the bar, I knew I never wanted to leave it."

Why he made the list: Wilde's enthusiasm paired with his hunger for the history and craft of bartending craft have pegged him as a guy with serious momentum.

Others in this series:

-Brandon Josie

-Kyle and Rachel Ford

-Trevor Easter

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

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