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Bar Talk: Manhattan Project

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

A native of France, Damien Aries is head bartender at the sexy Lower East Side outpost of the decidedly European sensation, Experimental Cocktail Club, which previously has set up shop in Paris (2007) and London’s Chinatown (2011). THE BEVERAGE NETWORK: What compelled you to leave the Parisian bar world for New York’s? DAMIEN ARIES: I ... read more>

Bar Talk: Kitchen Flip-Side

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Stefan Casseus is the bar manager of Heartwood, the new restaurant in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood from Bradford Thompson, Mark Fiorentino and Nick Mautone. The pies cranked out of the wood-burning oven may be the stars of the joint, but the extensive cocktail list also draws in locals. THE BEVERAGE NETWORK: Heartwood is first and ... read more>

Bar Talk: Second Calling

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Nick Nistico is first and foremost a bartender. Most recently the opening bar manager for Marc Forgione’s American Cut steakhouse in NYC, now he’s translating that operational expertise to Premier Beverage Company’s key accounts throughout ... read more>

Bar Talk: Ships Ahoy!

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Clover Club and Monkey Bar alum Bryan Schneider runs the beverage programs at bustling General Assembly and 57th Street steakhouse Quality Italian, two disparate concepts in Alan and Michael Stillman’s father-son empire, Fourth Wall Restaurants. THE BEVERAGE NETWORK: General Assembly and Quality Italian draw in completely different demographics and are guided by separate cocktail menus. ... read more>

Bar Talk: Midwest Knows Best

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

In 2009, Nick Kosevich was tending bar at the Town Talk Diner in Minneapolis; Ira Koplowitz was in Chicago, behind the stick at the famed Violet Hour. A chance meeting brought the two together, leading to the formation of the cocktail consultancy Bittercube. Here, Minneapolis-based Kosevich (Koplowitz now calls Milwaukee home) talks about the duo’s ... read more>

Bar Talk: Food is His Co-Pilot

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Last year, acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr’s ever-expanding Philadelphia empire made way for Serpico, the South Street restaurant helmed by James Beard Award-winning—and David Chang of Momofuku fame’s former right hand man—chef Peter Serpico. The food is not the only incentive to settle into a booth, however. The cocktail list, overseen by general manager and beverage ... read more>

Bar Talk: Liquid Comfort Zone

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Amid New York’s flurry of ever-changing restaurants vying for attention, there are unassuming neighborhood standouts that remain as fresh and vibrant as when they first landed on the scene. Dark, sophisticated Sorella, located where Chinatown skims the Lower East Side, is one example. Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen—authors of the recently released Sorella: Recipes, Cocktails ... read more>

Bar Talk: Just Fancy Enough

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Extra Fancy, the elevated seafood shack, churns out tempting, playfully named ... read more>

Bar Talk: Pearls of Cocktail Wisdom From Oyster Experts

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Rappahannock Oyster Company, the 100-year-old family business intent on elevating the Chesapeake oyster, also has three restaurants in their portfolio—Rappahannock Oyster Bar inside Union Market in Washington, DC; Merroir tasting room in Topping, Virginia; and Rappahannock in Richmond, a farm-to-table restaurant where drinks are as coveted as bivalves thanks to head bartenders Derek Rowe and ... read more>

Bar Talk: Gin King

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The wine list Pedro Goncalves presides over at New York restaurant Oceana is vast—950 selections encompassing 130 regions—yet the self-taught sommelier and wine director also has a soft spot for spirits. In particular, he’s besotted with gin, which spawned Oceana’s ambitious “Just Gin” program, in partnership with Simon Ford of The 86 Co. THE BEVERAGE ... read more>
 
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