Food & Drink


2018 Winner: Amanda Saladino at The Hawthorne

Photo Credit: Emily Hagen


Jackson Cannon’s classy Kenmore Square speakeasy boasts an abundance of bartenders with the essential combination of technical chops and frictionless hospitality that characterizes the best craft cocktail bars. Saladino is a star among stars here, a blur of compact motion and economical energy who somehow manages to make each customer feel personally attended to and cared for. After nearly seven years in business, the Hawthorne is still the real deal, and Saladino is its paragon.

The Hawthorne

500A Commonwealth Ave., Boston • (617) 532-9150

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