No tricks, just treats

THE MISSION

By Nicole Honchariw

WhereTrick Dog (The Mission).
When: Weeknights, weekend afternoons (weekend nights get too busy for good “getting to know you” chat).
You’ll need: To keep the water flowing- the cocktails here aren’t messing around.
Cash factor: Low to moderate (but not because of the corn dogs).

Few people get that discreet hip-hop reference you have at the bottom of your Tinder profile, but she did. Bingo. When she agrees to meeting for a drink, you’re going to suggest Trick Dog, the uber cool Mission cocktail spot. You’re naturally going to start with a Biggie and Tupac, which given its melding of tequila, sherry, and vermouth, will prove that sometimes opposite coasts can get along. The two of you will enjoy the jams and hipster vibe surrounding you, and if you find yourselves overindulging on the booze a bit, no need to migrate. The kitchen offers great, easy bites like Halibut crudo, short ribs tacos, and naturally, gourmet corndogs (at 2 for $10, you might just have turned this drink date into the coolest, cheapest dinner date ever). And no need to tell her that the cocktail menu (which true to the Dog’s rebellious nature, changes every six months) was nominated for a James Beard award in 2015. We already know you fancy.








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