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Amanda Baltazar

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Amanda Baltazar

Amanda Baltazar is a Washington State-based freelance writer who’s been writing about food and beverage since 1996. Read her work online at

Garnishing Glory Article
Garnishing Glory   February 17, 2015
By: Amanda Baltazar

The days of little paper umbrellas are gone and now bartenders and mixologists are garnishing with purpose - making great cocktails outstanding.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party Article
Black Hearts and Single Shots   February 2, 2015
By: Amanda Baltazar

Instead of welcoming love-struck couples, a New York bar is making February 14th a singles night, inviting in those who are not looking for love.

Profitable Bar Promotions Article
Let The Slow Times Roll!   January 20, 2015
By: Amanda Baltazar

Every bar and nightclub has its busy times though unfortunately slower business hours or nights come along with them. But a slow night doesn’t have to stay that way.

As the Latino population expands, bars should think about how to capture this demographic Article
Bienvenida the Latino Population    November 18, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

As the Latino population expands, bars and nightclubs should think about how to capture this demographic.

Things that can destroy you bar business Article
6 Things That Can Destroy Your Bar   September 9, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Here we'll take a look at the top six reasons beyond being financially ill prepared that cause establishments to fail—a lot of them in their first year.

Alcohol Theft / Bartender Stealing Article
16 Tips to Prevent Alcohol Theft   August 19, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

According to the National Restaurant Association, internal employee theft is responsible for 75 percent of inventory shortages and is an $11 billion problem in the U.S.

Strong Sales for Sangria Article
Strong Sales for Sangria   July 29, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Bartenders are now experimenting with this beverage and adapting it from its traditional base of red Bordeaux wine, chopped fruits and sometimes a small amount of brandy.

Minus5  Frozen Cocktails Article
Frozen Fun For Summer    July 1, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

As the weather gets warmer all thoughts are turning more to frozen beverages for bar and nightclub operators. Rolling out frozen drinks, both classic and updated, using top of the line equipment and products is a must.

tips to sell more drinks Article
5 Tips to Sell More Drinks   June 2, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Your bar or nightclub may be falling short in selling additional drinks and at a higher price point, which means loss of revenue and loss of tips.

Wine Systems Article
How to Keep Wine Fresh   May 20, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

There is no excuses for giving a customer a wine that’s past its prime. These days there are several options for bars and nightclubs to keep their vino fresh.

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