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Kevin Sousa Article
Smoked Onions and Fernet Anyone?   November 27, 2012

Pittsburgh's chef Kevin Sousa has developed a reputation for his strong culinary vision and dedication to the steel city, and now he's put his mark on the cocktail scene as well. More>>

Bartender Article
What's Shakin' November 13, 2012   November 13, 2012

Catch up on what's happening around the mixology and bartending scene this week including information on upcoming competitions and bartender insights!More>>

Jack Robertiello
Whither White Whiskey?   November 13, 2012

Two new white whiskies from the biggest names in American spirits make it clear that some folks are optimistic about the quality and prospects for the stuff - count me not among them.More>>

Cocktail Article
The Straw that Stirs the Drink   November 13, 2012

Making your menu stand out means: A. Including rare, housemade ingredients; B. Taking classic recipes and making them your own; C. Handing the menu over to a different bartender each night; D. All of the above.More>>

Pisco Article
Big Pisco   November 13, 2012

Bartenders, especially in San Francisco, have been at the forefront of the return of pisco to the American cocktail repertoire. Master distiller Johnny Schuler explains the differences in this musto verde pisco and how the American palate is coming around to the pleasures of the South American...More>>

Speed Racks Competition Article
What's Shakin' October 30, 2012   October 30, 2012

Catch up on what's happening around the mixology and bartending scene this week including information on new surveys, upcoming competitions and restaurant openings!More>>

Medical Insurance
Who's a Professional?   October 30, 2012

Bartenders are many things, but can the job be considered a profession when so many don't have medical insurance?More>>

Lew Brown Cocktail Article
Four Venues Stirring up New Menus    October 30, 2012

We drop in on new menus in New York, Portland, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, to see how well squid ink and black sesame paste work together, among other things. More>>

Charles Joly Article
Joly Brings New Direction for Aviary   October 30, 2012

Charles Joly has become one of the best-known Chicago bartenders, now he's taken over as beverage director at the chef Grant Achatz-led Aviary, where all eyes will be on him as he rejiggers the menu. More>>

Pineapple Drink
5 Steps to a Better Bar   October 16, 2012

No time to double strain? Can't handle special ice, or six ingredient drinks? There are still many ways to upgrade your bar program - here are five of them that will establish that you really do care about your craft.More>>



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