With more than 20 years in the industry, Sean Enright is one of Pittsburgh’s most experienced bartenders. These days, you can find him at 1947 Tavern on Tuesdays as the host of Admiral Enright’s Carnival Intoxica, featuring a new cocktail menu and guest bartender each week. He also mans the bar at Tiki Lounge on Wednesdays for South Seas night, which regularly features a classic tiki drink, a modified classic and an original, as well as the $300 Mai Tai—a variation on the original that uses only top-shelf ingredients.
Enright also oversees bar operations at The Lit Club, an under-the-radar after-hours joint in Carrick, and recently redid the draft whiskey cocktail menu at Carmella’s Pints & Plates. His best meal last week?
I went to Cambod-Ican Kitchen on Tuesday. As a bartender, there aren’t a lot of places that are open when I get done with work. Cambod-Ican is the original food truck. I used to work at the Rex Theater when they showed indie movies, and they’d park right next door to what is now Nakama on Friday and Saturday nights. Now, they’re in the storefront just a few doors down. They’re open until 5 a.m., cooking for all of the drunk people on the South Side.
I had the fried seafood wontons. It’s basically like a seafood puree with cream, but the outsides have this Korean barbeque kind of glaze to them. It’s almost like a Rangoon. And they’ve got these little pepper flakes they put on them that are delicious.
I also had the chicken kebabs. People used to call the chicken “cat on a stick” and they’ve just embraced that. The kebabs come with peppers in a nice sauce. It’s probably the best after-hours food in the city.
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