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Jim Meehan on Bartenders, Bacardi Legacy and Tipping

Jim Meehan on Bartenders, Bacardi Legacy and Tipping

At the recently concluded Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in San Francisco (see our recap), we caught up with a few industry luminaries who were in town to judge the semi finals and finals. One such judge was Jim Meehan. The man behind New York cocktail bar PDT now calls…read more →

Derek Brown’s Columbia Room Is Back in DC

Derek Brown’s Columbia Room Is Back in DC

It would be an overstatement to say that Derek Brown birthed DC’s cocktail renaissance. After all, before he burst onto the scene, there were plenty of Washington bartenders–Todd Thrasher and Gina Chersevani notable among them–doing interesting work. But when Brown opened The Passenger on an emerging block in late 2009,…read more →

Scene Report: Austin Bartender Justin Lavenue

Scene Report: Austin Bartender Justin Lavenue

Justin Lavenue is having a good year. The talented barkeep was just named Eater Austin’s 2015 Bartender of the Year, and prior to that he was named Food & Wine’s 2015 Best New Mixologist and Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender. So he seemed like the kind of guy we might…read more →

Q&A With Booze Traveler Jack Maxwell

Q&A With Booze Traveler Jack Maxwell

If you like drinking alcohol and going places, you’ll probably like Booze Traveler, the original Travel Channel show hosted by actor and adventurer, Jack Maxwell. The second season kicks off tonight, and it’ll find Maxwell venturing across the globe in search of interesting drinks and the people and stories behind…read more →