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Jack Robertiello
3 Tips for the January Doldrums   November 28, 2011

Smart bar operators know that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are just distractions; the real work begins in January, when the winter doldrums strike hospitality businesses in every part of the country. Consider these suggestions... More>>

Robert Plotkin
Are you Prepared for the Worst?   November 22, 2011

Expect the unexpected. It’s a common enough saying but one that’s especially true in this business.More>>

Jack Robertiello
It's the Singer, Not the Song   November 15, 2011

Never have there been so many drink competitions, but where are the great drinks? Jack Robertiello speaks out about why creating new cocktail recipes is the least of what a bartender needs...More>>

Sean Evans
Cranberry, Orange Juice and Tonic Water Again? Let’s Mix Up Table Mixers   November 10, 2011

Regardless of the city or the format of the venue those opting for bottles are issued the stock set of mixers (cranberry, orange juice, tonic and soda water), but beyond that the options are essentially nonexistent. Why is that?More>>

Robert Plotkin
Tapping the Lighter Side of Beer   November 8, 2011

Beer remains the favorite alcoholic beverage of men and the second most frequent request of women. Yet despite its enormous popularity, there is a lot about beer you might not know.More>>

Jack Robertiello
In A Pickle   November 1, 2011

It's great that bartenders have started paying more attention to the freshness and quality of their garnishes, but something's missing — great house-preserved fruits and vegetables.More>>

Sean Evans
Tenjune Rings in Year Five of Operations   October 26, 2011

Meatpacking District's Tenjune celebrates its fifth year of business with a star-studded affair, and we take a look back at the past half decade of bright lights, big names and crazy nights.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Bartenders vs. Mixologists: What's the Difference?   October 25, 2011

Are there substantive differences between bartenders and mixologists? With cocktail culture firmly in the limelight, the word “mixologist” is bandied about so loosely that distinctions between the two have become obscured. More>>

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The Skinny on "Skinny"   October 18, 2011

Even in the age of tough anti-alcohol measures and faddish bottled cocktails, bartenders need to be as adept at making low-calorie and zero proof drinks as they are at Flips, Shrubs and Tikis.More>>

Dave Dronkers
Six Steps to Effective Facebook Posts    October 17, 2011

Facebook can be a valuable marketing tool, but only if you are posting at the right time and with the right type of message. Check out these six steps to effective posts. More>>



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