San Francisco's Trick Dog and The Bon Vivants have been awarded the 2014 Spirited Award for the best American bar team at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans Saturday. This is the first year for the award that celebrates teamwork in the bar scene.
Lou BustamanteKevin Diedrich at the Burritt RoomLast May we were the first to talk to Burritt Room's bar manager Kevin Diedrich before he opened the bar, and now we're breaking the news that he's officially leaving the Crescent Hotel bar. His last day at the bar is Friday, June 24, and from the soun ... More >>
Editor B/FlickrAt this year's Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, the Harvey Wallbanger (right) went up against Sex on the Beach. The Wallbanger came out on top.Classic cocktails from the 19th to early 20th centuries ― like the Sazerac ― have become standards on Bay Area bar menus. The ... More >>
Brandywine HartmanNeyah White left the bar at Nopa to work for Suntory Japanese whisky.As a career choice, bartending has seen historic ups and downs. It was a genuine profession in the 19th century, an outlaw one during Prohibition. And up until recently, tending bar was a gig you held down ... More >>
Liza GershmanJosh Harris of the Bon Vivants, right. (To the left is partner Scott Baird.)Thanks to an article by Chantal Martineau that appeared in the Atlantic Food Channel last week, one of the discussions engaging the bar industry has filtered out to the public. At this year's Tales of the Coc ... More >>