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Just One Shift – Donating Tips To Wine To Water

April 8, 2013
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This coming Sunday – April 14, 2013 – I’ll be working my normal shift at 320 Main. I say normal, but we’re going to do something different this week as I take part in Gaz Regan’s movement called Just One Shift. The movement is trying to get bartenders to donate one shift’s tips to Wine […]

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Three Dots & A Dash

June 12, 2012
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I love the smell of Tiki in the morning. Come to think of it, I love the smell of Tiki in the afternoon, evening, and in the middle of the night too. I guess what I’m saying is that I really like Tiki drinks. Three Dots and a Dash may be a bit of a […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned Behind The Bar

May 26, 2011
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I’ve now spent nearly a year on the working side of a bar every Sunday. I went into the adventure planning on maybe doing a few shifts as a barback for Jason at 320 Main and somehow managed to progress from Jason’s shadow to Sunday Lunch Bartender to Sunday Night Bartender in the process. In […]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main

May 16, 2011
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I’m either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. After spending my Sundays working at 320 Main in Seal Beach, California behind the bar, Jason Schiffer and I decided that if Trader Tiki can do Tiki Nights at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon, then why couldn’t we do a series of Tiki nights at 320 Main? […]

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State of the Dood

November 19, 2010

Metablogging is not normally something I really go in for. Still, it would be disingenuous if I denied that it was fairly obvious that things had slowed down here after Tales of the Cocktail in July. With that in mind, I figured I’d take the time to explain what’s been going on and where things […]

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Jaunty Angle

October 5, 2010
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Some drink recipes spend a lot of time rattling around in my head.  I have a moleskin notebook full of recipes that I either come up with out of the blue or during one of the Thursday Drink Night events with the rest of the Cocktail Blogging Degenerates at the Mixoloseum. Most of these recipes […]

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Zaya Gran Reserva

June 22, 2010
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While many rums embrace the pervasive idea that rum is a mixer to be poured with cola or blended with coconut water and never taken alone, others are fighting against the collegiate stereotype and attempting to establish the category as one equal in sophistication to whiskey or brandy.  Zaya is one of the latter. Zaya […]

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