Focused, knowledgeable, and personable, Stenson has been celebrated in recent years by a variety of national publications; the latest award was bestowed by his peers in the trade. No slouch ("Mur the Blur" is his nickname), his trademark isn't so much speed as sensitivity: he knows his customers and tastes every drink. Classic cocktails, not date-night garbage.
"Sex on the Beach?" he once said to a newbie at the bar. "I'm sorry, I don't know what that is."