Bartender Health; Doing The Wrong Thing The Right Way

Bartender Health; Doing The Wrong Thing The Right Way

The summer of 2016 is seeing a rise in popularity for a bartender trend that once seemed implausible, health and fitness. Jim Meehan recently issued a rousing call to bartenders to live less as flash in the pan rock-stars. He wanted more career artisans in a technically challenging profession. I consider Meehan’s talk for pourdrink.org titled Serving Ourselves And Each Other required viewing for everyone in the hospitality industry. And he’s not the only one pushing for…

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9 Bar Books to look forward to in 2016

9 Bar Books to look forward to in 2016

Now that the January blues are over and the December splurge is mostly paid off, publishers are getting ready to roll out their 2016 releases. We picked 8 books we’re most excited about, plus a bonus one that may be published this year. So get your bookshelves ready: here’s what you need to know about what’s coming up this year in Cocktail Literature. 1.  Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail Who: Talia Baiocchi, Leslie Pariseau What: Books…

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2 Lessons From The PDT #PDTvan Pop-Up

2 Lessons From The PDT #PDTvan Pop-Up

“PDT didn’t become one of the best bars in the world because it makes the best drinks,” relates Jim Meehan . Meehan is the founder of the East Village mainstay Please Don’t Tell (PDT) and author of the PDT Bar Book. He’s doing a Q&A in front of a room of Vancouver’s top bar talent. Jeff Bell, the current GM/Head Bartender of PDT, is by his side. “We all have different palates, so some of you…

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The PDT Cocktail Book – Review

The PDT Cocktail Book – Review

Why is The PDT Cocktail Book so popular? There are cocktail books that an aspiring bartender should read before they apply for their first bar gig. There are books that an experienced bartender needs to read before they plan to open their own establishment. Lastly, there are piles of cocktail books that a drink historian must read before the thought of writing about cocktail culture takes firm hold. Bartender Jim Meehan skillfully provided the textbook for all…

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