The death of izakaya Goro & Gun was sad, but it made way for new life in the form of an innovative bar. Moving Sidewalk (run by Goro's former bar manager, Alex Gregg) initially received a lot of attention for creating nitro-frozen cocktails, some of which were designed to change character as they melted. Moving Sidewalk is no snooty, pretentious bar, though. The program changed this past summer to a more lighthearted theme inspired by the surfer-crime drama Point Break. Among the most popular drinks are Babes, a carbonated, bottled cocktail of white rum, clarified strawberry and lime, and the MS House Old Fashioned with bourbon, rye, piloncillo syrup and Angostura bitters.
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