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September 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM

The return of Murray Stenson


Legendary barman Murray Stenson will be mixing drinks now at Il Bistro, at least twice a week. PHOTO by ERIKA SCHULTZ/ THE SEATTLE TIMES, 2009

Look who’s back. The city’s most beloved bartender Murray Stenson will start working at Il Bistro next week.

He is scheduled to work Sundays and  Mondays. If you can’t wait to catch up with him, Stenson will be floating around Il Bistro in the next few days to chat with the staff and get reacquainted with this old bar at Pike Place Market. So you’ll likely see him behind the bar a few hours this week.


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May 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Seattle bars getting Moscow Mule mugged

The most stolen item  in Seattle area bars, like this one at Ba Bar. (Photo by Tan Vinh / The Seattle Times)

The most stolen ware in Seattle area bars, like this one at Ba Bar. (Photo by Tan Vinh / The Seattle Times)

Some local watering holes may need to install metal detectors for those on the way out of the bar. Or at the very least relegate the new hire to copper-mug patrol duty. Or maybe train their doormen in the fine art of sniffing out copperware being spirited away, hidden in purses and trench coats.

Maybe a Moscow Mule user fee is in order.

I’m only half-joking because the theft of those lovely tankards is getting absurd. Seattle-area cocktail spots have lost as much as $1,000 worth of these vintage mugs.


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