Editors Blog

Insights and opinions on the hot issues and stories in the Nightlife Industry.


Margarita Article
The Search for La Señorita Margarita    July 17, 2012

There is a thin line between fact and fiction, a line that is often obscured with the passage of time. Such is the case surrounding the origin of the Margarita. As for the “who done it” part, lets take a look at all of the evidence.More>>

Jack Robertiello
What Does a Bartender Really Need to Know?   July 11, 2012

Is it the origin of the Margarita? How to cure hiccups? What makes bourbon, bourbon? How about how to serve?More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Creating Communities Within Your Bar   July 10, 2012

When you are fortunate enough to have a bar or nightclub with enough square footage to support multiple interests take advantage of it! More>>

Emily Hanna Mayock
The Health Care Ruling—Moving Beyond Shock to Preparation   July 9, 2012

Though the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week upholding most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) may have been a surprise to some, the backlash from many business operators—inside and outside the on-premise industry—was exactly as predicted.More>>

Dave Dronkers
Online Ordering: Adapt or Lose Business to Those Who Are   July 5, 2012

As technology gets more advanced and cheaper to implement, many smaller operators should seriously consider an online ordering system. If you’re not giving your customers this easy way to order, you’ll lose business to those who are.More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Bartending Schools, Hit or Miss?   June 27, 2012

There are standards in place that are the basis of all professions, whether it’s rocket science, history, or culinary arts. Bartending has standards that are kept a secret. Yes bartending schools exist, but they are not typically started and run by those who have a pedigree that is well respected...More>>

Jack Robertiello
The New, New Things.   June 26, 2012

Bartenders and beverage managers struggle to balance the needs of their bars, the demands of their customers and the flood of new products that may or may not catch fire or supply a much-needed tweak to a bar program. Among the latest: an agave liqueur, a new version of Cherry Marnier, and...More>>

Emily Mayock
What’s the Mode Behind Your Message?   June 25, 2012

By interviewing 1,064 consumers as well as 425 restaurant owners and operators earlier this year the National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial set out to find out how your customers like their news from you?More>>

Menu Article
Great Lakes Brews Beer School   June 20, 2012

A brewery tour and beer school at Cleveland's renowned Great Lakes Brewery Company proves to be a learning experience and an unforgettable one as well.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Who Let the White Dogs Out?   June 12, 2012

Or, why white whiskey, barrel-aged cocktails may get your bar attention, but they seem to be deconstruction gone bad to some.More>>



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