Martinez bartender Julio Richelieu allegedly created the first martini in Martinez back during the Gold Rush era. That historical footnote, never firmly established, was celebrated Saturday as the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Julio Richelieu Day, which was declared by Mayor Rob Schroder.
La Tapatia, Sunflower Garden and Barrel Aged all participated, making their own martinis for strollers, at least some of whom probably did more veering than strolling toward the end.
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