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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.


MistralKitchen Seattle Article
Openings: New on the Scene – July 14, 2010   July 14, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Find information on new bar and restaurant openings: LOT No. 3 in Bellevue, Wash., MistralKitchen in Seattle, Heaven Hill venues at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Petit Robert Central in Boston and Apothecary in Lakewood, Ohio.

Passion Fruit Daiquiri Article
Drink Recipes: Delicious Daiquiris   July 14, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

With Daiquiri Day coming up on July 19, get your guests back on the patio with this classic cocktail. But don’t feel locked in to the traditional mix of rum, lime juice and sugar. Find the recipes here.

Bonefish Grill Article
Bonefish Grill Furthers Cocktail Agenda with New Spirit Contest   July 12, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

The "Best Cocktail Featuring a New Spirit" contest allows anyone to submit a recipe involving a spirit that debuted since July 2009, with the winning cocktail to be featured on select Bonefish Grill menus.

beer Article
Tap Into American Beer Month   July 12, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

It’s July, and that means it’s American Beer Month. American beers are just as innovative as their imported brethren meaning local beers and even ultrapremium craft beers should find a spot at your bar.

Beer Sampler Article
Beer: American Beer Month Is On Tap   July 7, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

July is American Beer Month and there is no better way to celebrate than featuring your favorite domestic beers at your bar. Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association, told Nightclub & Bar why American brews are so easy to love.

Pina Colada Article
Drink Recipes: Cool Coladas   July 7, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

It might mean “strained pineapple” in Spanish, but thanks to a number of coconut products available today, the Pina Colada is now an easy cocktail to make. So don’t be afraid to break out that blender, especially when Pina Colada Day (July 10) is just around the corner.

Fruta Fresca Article
Drink Recipes: Marvelous Margaritas   July 6, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

On the rocks, frozen or served with ice, the Margarita is a go-to drink for any occasion — it’s a refreshing, citrusy treat, giving your patrons a tangy lift.

Article
Margarita Madness   July 2, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

On the rocks, frozen or served with ice, the Margarita is a go-to drink for any occasion — it’s a refreshing, citrusy treat, giving your patrons a tangy lift.

Article
Screen Play   July 2, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Watching the big game at the bar is fun for fans and helpful to your bottom line — if you have the right television systems.

Country Thyme Article
Drink Recipes: Summertime Sangria, Beer Cocktails and More   June 30, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Summer means Sangria, ice-cold beers and adult-only lemonades and iced teas. The days are getting hotter and longer, so give your guests a refreshing alternative to gin or vodka creations with these innovative cocktails.



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