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Upper Crust Trattoria's 'Shawn's Quarter'


Cards Against Humanity"he's probably sipping on an Old Fashioned made with bitters, muddled orange, and maraschino cherries. Lately, Hafley and his wife, Darci, have been hanging at the bar at Upper Crust Trattoria, conveniently midway between our two houses. To say that this has become a sort of bizarro Cheers situation for the Hafleys would be a massive understatement. Case in point: On our last visit, my husband and I learned that Shawn, now nicknamed "The Mayor of Upper Crust," has his own drink at the bar. Of course, it's a whiskey drink. Dubbed "Shawn's Quarter" by creator/bartender Mike Michaud, the drink features rye whiskey, cognac, cherry liqueur, sweet vermouth, and two kinds of bitters. Of course, it's topped with a maraschino cherry. Would anything less do for "the mayor" himself?

About $11; 11560 Los Osos Valley Road, SLO.

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