Murray: da best

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Murray Stenson, the celebrated barman at the Zig Zag Café on the Pike Street Hillclimb, was named "Best Bartender in America" at the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans this weekend.

Focused, knowledgeable, and personable, Stenson has been celebrated in recent yuears by a variety of national publications; the latest award was bestowed by his peers in the trade. No slouch ("Murr the blur" is his nickname), his trademark isn't so much speed as sensitivity: he knows his customers and tastes every drink. Classic cocktails, not date-night garbage. "Sex on the Beach?" he once asked a newbie at the bar, "I'm sorry, I don't know what that is."

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