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jigger Article
Guarding Margins With Portion Control   January 3, 2012

For many operators, eliminating shrinkage could mean the difference between succeeding financially and not. From an operational perspective, protecting profit margins begins at the point of pour. Read on to find out how you can help preserve your bottom line!More>>

Martini Article
The New Class of Cocktail-Friendly Spirits   January 3, 2012

One of the precepts of modern cocktail culture is the better the liquor, the better the drink. Like the spark of genius, some have it — most don’t. So if sipping a slice of the good life is in your near future, consider expanding your cocktail horizons with a few new, engaging spirits. More>>

Tiki Article
Tiki Secrets Revealed   January 3, 2012

One trend that’s now firmly entrenched on both coasts and headed inland is Tiki. Not only are they delicious, Tiki drinks needn’t be priced through the roof to yield big profits. They’re an unpretentious slice of 20th-century mixology loaded with recession-busting possibilities. More>>

Wine Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Jan. 9, 2012   January 2, 2012

The largest self-service wine system sets sail on a Royal Caribbean International vessel, Coors outranks other leading brews in a blind taste test and Champagne sales appear to be bubbling up. More>>

Sean Evans
Photoblocker Bucket Doesn’t Get the Big Picture   December 22, 2011

Argentinean beer manufacturer Norte announced an invention called the Photoblocker, a novel enough concept for protecting patrons from being photographed. However, it has a number of basic flaws, both in physical execution and in the basis for the idea.More>>

Ludlow Article
Around The Scene: Dec. 22, 2011   December 22, 2011

XS and Tryst Las Vegas nightclubs shatter toy drive record, NYC's Ludlow Manor comes under fire, EMM Group is eyeing up NYC's Bowery Street and RPM Nightclub at the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas kicks off its Grand Opening festivities this month.More>>

IMOK Article
If Mom Only Knew Opens on Manhattan’s Lower East Side    December 22, 2011

Behind a nondescript façade on Eldridge Street lays If Mom Only Knew, a hybrid lounge-bar. It has nearly the same layout as its prior incarnation, The Eldridge: The most marked differences are the lack of pretension and significantly lowered drink prices. More>>

DJ Irie Article
DJ Irie Spins Himself Into a Brand   December 22, 2011

Most people know Ian Grocher by his stage moniker: DJ Irie. Amid national top club residencies, he's also the official DJ for the Miami Heat as well as the official DJ for Carnival Cruise Lines. And during his limited free time, he's Jamie Foxx’s official DJ. The jet-setting mix master shares his...More>>

White Russian Article
The Dude Abides White Russians   December 20, 2011

The White Russian is the unpretentious, straightforward combination of vodka, Kahlúa and milk. Born in the early 1970s, the under-appreciated rocks drink has spawned an amazing number of highly successful progeny, and as such, it now represents a substantial branch of American mixology.More>>

Gavel Article
Serve Responsibly or Suffer the Consequences   December 19, 2011

You know you're going to have a bad day if you’re in court, and you see Randy Durnal take the stand for the plaintiff. In the area of dram shop litigation, he is a tenacious investigator and a highly persuasive witness. If staying on the right side of the law is important to you, it’s best to...More>>



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