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PEOPLE WATCHING If Hawksworth, in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, is Vancouver’s who’s-whoosiest restaurant, no wonder its bar is white-hot, too. The Hawksworth Bar & Lounge is regularly packed with French cuffs and shiny blow-dries. Against backlit onyx, bar and lounge manager Brad Stanton oversees a selection of handmade mixes, oak-aged cocktails and craft beers so spectacular, you won’t mind drinking while standing – so long as you still can. Taxi!
Sip Shiso Lindos: shiso-infused triple sec with agave, reposado tequila and fresh lime – in a glass washed with Ardbeg Uigeadail Scotch, rimmed with sea salt and finished with a shiso leaf.
Snack Power-chef David Hawksworth’s spicy Bang Bang Chicken, with compressed honeydew melon, cucumber and peanuts, is a playful wink to nearby Chinatown.In the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia St., Vancouver rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com