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Robbie McGrath holds court and crafts bloodies at the bar at Matt’s in the Market. Photo: Lucas Anderson.

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McGrath’s heat of choice: Melinda’s XXXXtra Reserve. He’s also a firm believer in Sacramento brand tomato juice. Photo: Lucas Anderson.

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McGrath isn’t into elaborate garnishes—just a lightly pickled local green bean. The rest of the drink, he says, speaks volumes. Photo: Lucas Anderson.

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