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No need for a password: A new Prohibition-style, speakeasy bar has opened in Paso! 1122 Cocktail Lounge is located behind Pappy McGregor's Irish Pub, and offers up a high-end cocktail experience (In order to enter, ring the bell in the dark alleyway—how mysterious, right? Learn more by following on Instagram @1122.cocktail.lounge) ... The winners of the 16th annual Central Coast Wine Competition are in: Best sparkling wine was awarded to Arroyo Grande-based Laetitia Vineyard & Winery's 2015 brut rosé; the best red was awarded to Cass Vineyard & Winery's 2016 mourvèdre (Paso Robles). Best pink? Opolo Vineyards 2017 rosé (Paso Robles). What about spirits? Best rye whiskey: Krobar Craft Distillery Cask Strength Rye Whiskey (Paso Robles); aged grape brandy: Bethel Road House Brandy (Templeton); Best new Western gin: Calwise Spirits Big Sur Gin (Paso Robles). Δ

Hayley Thomas Cain doth protest too much when it comes to mayo. Send bites to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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