And while beet tartare and green juice may seem a world away from tacos and bourbon blends, Tierney sees it as a natural progression.
“It’s the way that I’ve been eating more and more, and I think it’s kind of the way all of our diets are moving,” she says. “I still enjoy a glass of wine and steak frites, but I’m just so much more interested in eating lots of vegetables and wholesome foods and juicing.”
We stopped by the healthy eatery, did some taste tests, and got the inside scoop on Tierney’s cocktail-inspired juice blends. —Lisa Elaine Held
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Fresh juices (and yummy smoothies) are the stars of the menu, We tried a green juice that mixed kale with unexpected ingredients like pineapple, fennel, and thyme, and a carrot-based blend that carried hints of beets and bell peppers. A Local Harvest juice will also reflect what’s on green market stands each week.
Tierney says her team is approaching the blends with the same methods they use to create delicious, balanced cocktails. (At Apotheke, they use a juicer behind the bar, and make fresh herbal extracts from their rooftop garden for the blends.) Tierney also brought Cie Cie White, the former juice genius from ABC Kitchen, to play head juicer and assistant manager.