San Francisco’s Trick Dog Knows No Creative Limits

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Obscurely nestled in a multi-story townhouse in San Francisco lies Trick Dog, a James Beard nominated drinking establishment run by The Bon Vivants. The vibe is decidedly homey with a warehouse feel, as a canine-themed neighborhood bar should be.

In this episode of “Across the Bar,” brought to you by the Foodable Network, we are joined by Morgan Schick, the creative director at Trick Dog/The Bon Vivants, who fell in love with bartending while working as the head chef at a nightclub in Portland.

Schick walks us through three out-of-the-box cocktail creations — all named after calendar months and, naturally, dog names — including a drink built around a cheese garnish that includes whiskey, wine and beer.

How does Schick develop ideas for new drinks? What ingredient combinations are staples at Trick Dog? And how does the bar expedite service without sacrificing drink quality? Watch the full episode to find out!