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Alissa Ponchione

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Alissa Ponchione

Alissa Ponchione is a contributing editor for Nightclub & Bar Media Group, writing feature articles as well as the Promo Power e-newsletter. She is a recent graduate of American University with a master's degree in literature; she also graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she majored in magazine journalism. Alissa's magazine experience has included work at AARP The Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Southeast Ohio.


Camarena Article
Sinful Sippers   February 1, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

Mardi Gras is a time for hedonism to reign free, so why not make sure your cocktail menu is just as experimental and care free as any Mardi Gras party?

Diesel Article
Anything Goes on Fat Tuesday   February 1, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

At Pittsburgh establishments Diesel Club Lounge and Local Bar + Kitchen — both owned by brothers Mike and Adam DeSimone — Mardi Gras is a one-two punch of fun, excitement and beads for days and days.

Article
It Takes Two   January 18, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

The dynamic team of Ed Culleeney, managing partner of PL8 in Barrington, Ill., and celebrated mixologist Adam Seger are working together to make Valentine’s Day at PL8 a special experience this February for patrons looking to celebrate love.

Champagne romantic Article
Setting the Mood for Valentine’s Day   January 18, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

Valentine's Day is a holiday that draws people to your establishment. The promotions experts at Patrick Henry Creative Promotions offer helpful tips and advice for hosting a Valentine’s Day promotion that will have guests engaged in your business for years to come.

Cheers Article
Valentine's Day Promos We Love   January 18, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

For bar owners and operators, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that brings out those star-crossed lovers, as well as the lovelorn. If you need some stimulating ideas to celebrate the holiday, check out some of our favorite promotions from past and present.

Cocktail Article
That's Amore   January 18, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

If it’s not Cupid’s arrow that adds to a loving atmosphere, then it’s certainly something else. And on Valentine’s Day, usually it comes in the form of a cocktail — a love potion that will entice the most enamored customers to your establishment.

Pineapple Jalapeno Article
Sports Night Cocktails   January 4, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

If there’s anything a sports fan at your bar or club needs, it’s a cold beverage. When placating the intense anxiety that comes after kick off, a cold beer sometimes just doesn’t cut it, so add an extra twist with fruit juices or syrups that can change the course of the game.

Football Article
Get in the (Big) Game   January 4, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

With the Big Game only a few weeks away, Chris Picone, beverage director for Caesars Entertainment, talks with us about what it takes to create a sports promotion that will give guests myriad reasons to come to your establishment for Super Bowl Sunday and beyond.

Soiled Dove Article
The Soiled Dove Scores    January 4, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

The Soiled Dove in Denver, Colo., takes Super Bowl viewing to a whole new level by hosting its annual Super Bowl party at its live entertainment venue to much fanfare and anticipation of avid football fans.

Wings Article
Gridiron Glory at Bull & Bear    January 4, 2012
By: Alissa Ponchione

At Bull & Bear bar in Chicago, sports matter, and with the Super Bowl only weeks away, the sports bar is gearing up for one of the biggest days of the year with good food, good drinks and good company.



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