- Matthew Schniper
Our Whiplash cocktail ($8) incorporates Torres 10 Spanish brandy, Vino Salida vermouth, ginger beer and — wait for it — Dram’s Hair of the Dog bitters. A whole rosemary sprig as garnish bogarts the aroma, also playing into a pleasant, faintly medicinal, after-dinner-like finish; the ginger bites soft, and we like it on the whole. Just as we would happily eat the El Diablo bison burger ($14) again, plated with a notably fresh and interesting salad that includes snap peas, cherry tomatoes and an heirloom tomato wheel bursting with juice and character. The burger’s not as spicy as we expect it to be considering a “super spicy!” menu warning, on account of smoked ghost pepper cheese and chipotle sauce, but it smolders with earthy backbone to delight.