To All Men of Hospitality

Rape and sexual violence are not a joke. That I even have to type that sentence depresses me beyond words. There is no part of this profession which entitles you to getting laid, be it with guests, cooks, bartenders, cocktailers or that hot new host. The titles of those positions are gender-neutral and you will […]

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Seeking The Undersized Glass

“It’s 1:45am as I start this.  I’m in my living room, shirtless in pajama pants, belly still full several hours later from a cage match with steak, fried vegetables, desserts and cocktails, all of which I vanquished in shameful quantities.  The American in me whispers in gluttonous groans that this is what success feels like.  […]

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Kill The Mixologist

The Mixologist is dead.  Long live the Mixologist.  Now is the time of the Bartender. I first saw the word ‘Mixology’ in a Red Robin sometime back in the Nineties and instantly thought it was the stupidest thing I’d ever encountered.  By the time I began to delve into the craft side of bartending though, […]

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