We’ve been all over Enoteca Rustica lately — with the menu here and tasting photos here — and that’s because chef Jay Gust and co-owner Dave Brackett are doing fun stuff on the west side.

For proof, here’s a photo emailed to us by Brackett, with this caption: “Chef Jay Gust’s applewood-smoked Manhattan poured from a porron over sous-vide sambuca cherry with house bitters.  FUN STUFF at Enoteca Rustica!”

Jay Gust, Enoteca Rustica, Pizzeria Rustica, TAPAteria, Dave Brackett

[Image: Courtesy Enoteca Rustica]