Erick Castro Talks About What’s Working vs. What’s Not

Erick Castro Talks About What’s Working vs. What’s Not

Bartender Erick Castro runs the award-winning and innovative Polite Provisions, in San Diego. The documentary series he shares with his wife; Bartender At Large is increasingly being seen and screened across North America. He’s known for his time working for global brands and bars in big markets on both coasts. Notable on his bar resume are the critical hits, Rickhouse in SF and Boilermaker NYC. Given that he spends a lot of his time interviewing bartenders to gain…

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Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver, an oasis on Hornby street

Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver, an oasis on Hornby street

The “Hotel Bar” in Canada took a bit of a beating in the 90’s and early 00’s. By all accounts, it fell into obscurity and lost its way. After thoughts to a high thread count and a hearty meal. Now, Vancouver is at the forefront of the resurgence of the “Hotel Bar” in Canada. The Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver is true to form and has set themselves on the world stage of service and hospitality. When…

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12 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Drink after a Hard Shift

12 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Drink after a Hard Shift

In part one of this series, “16 Bartenders Share Their Post Shift Cure to a Hard Shift“, we asked industry veterans to talk about their post work rituals that help them to recover after an exceptionally hard shift behind the bar. Food, exercise and the classic bartenders “handshake” (beer and a shot) featured highly. Not all bartenders are elated by the prospect of having a cocktail after making drinks for guests all night, usually at…

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Bar Convent Berlin – PRESS INFO

Bar Convent Berlin – PRESS INFO

Bar Convent Berlin (BCB), One of the World’s Premier Bar Shows,  Announces Its Ninth Edition, Scheduled for October 6-7, 2015 An Estimated 200 Exhibitors to Showcase 500 Brands; 10,000 Attendees Expected from Germany, U.S., Europe, and Beyond   BERLIN—Bar Convent Berlin (BCB), one of the world’s premier trade fairs for the bar and beverage industry, today announces its ninth edition that will take place on October 6-7, 2015. An estimated 200 exhibitors will showcase about…

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Restaurant Pyramid – Servers & Bartenders

Restaurant Pyramid – Servers & Bartenders

“It’s a craft bartending world, servers just live in it.” This is a first piece in a series of posts that will look at the relationships of different people who work in the hospitality industry. Chefs, bar-backs, bussers, servers and bartenders. Everyone that has to work together to give you a great experience when you visit a bar or restaurant. For now, let’s focus on the relationship between servers and bartenders, from guest contributor Michelle…

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9 Questions With Decembeard.co Founder Craig Jones

9 Questions With Decembeard.co Founder Craig Jones

#Decembeard: The Charity and Why It’s Needed Bowel Cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the world, affecting both men and women. Every year just over 40,000 people get diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 16,000 people die of the disease. Craig Jones is a web and applications developer from Birmingham, UK. He is not funded nor does he take any profit from the BeardsForBowels.com project. That means that he juggles…

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Canadian Craft Spirits: Where do you start?

Canadian Craft Spirits: Where do you start?

Ah, the excitement of seeing a new craft distillery open up in your locality. It’s fun and important to support the up and comers. They are a big boost to the scene of craft cocktails. Often they will build spirits around gaps in the bartenders arsenal. For example, having spoken to countless craft distillers, I am confident we will see an explosion in Old Tom styled gins in the coming year.  British Columbia showcased the…

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