On this episode, Jason Alexander of Tacoma's Devil's Reef & The Fern Room rocks us out on the podcast with talk of Cannibal Corpse, making tuba cool, cocktail ideas that just won't go away, and life as a death-ish metal drummer.
Music industry veteran Mo Herms has spent enough time at bars to have learned that sometimes the people making the drinks make music too, or at least are just as passionate about it. Tune in for casual conversation about cocktails, music, and anything else that happens to come up after a few drinks.
Hope Ewing - author of "Movers & Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine" as well as bar director of LA's Rappahannock Oyster Bar (formerly of Here's Looking at You & Mess Hall) schools us on women in the biz, low abv cocktails, & Ani DiFranco.
For our 1 year anniversary, I head back to the City where I learned to drink... San Francisco! Many-time Best American Bartender nominee Marcovaldo Dionysos (ABV, Smuggler's Cove, Absinthe) rhapsodizes about Chopin, chartreuse, & time spent slinging margaritas. (There may also be German rapping.)
On this episode, Jill Cohen (formerly of Miami's Blackbird Ordinary and currently producing large scale events for Bacardi) talks about angsty female singers, the thrill of creating new cocktails, & the glory of Broadway musicals.
On this episode, Captain Brian Miller of The Polynesian tells us about keeping tiki alive in NYC, mastering the most complex of cocktails, & how to be a pirate in the big city. Also, I giggle a lot.
On this episode, we continue our tropical summer with Doc Parks of Pagan Idol & Zombie Village in SF. He tells us about playing drums, making magic, & removing ancient curses...
On this episode, we chat with Corinna Juarez of Tiki Ko in Bakersfield about teaching, tiki, & the art of experimentation. Want tiki in the middle of Buck Owens country? We've got it.
On this episode, we talk about tiki in Italy with Daniele Dalla Pola (Bologna's Nu Lounge & soon Esotico Miami), playing with fire, rock'n'roll, & his cocktail line, Alamea Liqueurs.
On this episode, Garret Richard of Existing Conditions & the NYC tiki pop up Exotica talks about underage experimentation, falling in love with lounge, & songs that inspired cocktails.
On this episode, Marie King (Tonga Hut) & Jonpaul Balak (Insect Surfers, Tikiyaki Orchestra) give good rum talk, surf rock schooling, and where tiki goes next.
On this episode, we sit with Chris Elford at his tropical bar Navy Strength in Seattle (Spirited Award winner of Best New American Bar 2018) to chat community, cocktails & compassion.
On this episode, Kevin Beary & Cory Starr of Chicago's Three Dots & a Dash celebrate classic tiki, contemplate future tiki, & talk slinging drinks with Lil Jon.
On this episode, we talk with Taejon Romanik of San Diego's Sycamore Den about sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and how cocktails can save your life.
On this episode, you get to be part of my summer vacation when I did an impromptu recording with Cedric & Max of Le Tiki Lounge, a fun-tastic tiki dive bar in Paris, France.
On this episode, we sit in the lovely garden bar, Broken Shaker, in Miami with Eddie Spaghetti to chat about how fresh you can get your cocktail, and Neil Young.
On this episode, we have lunch with Brad Moore, owner of several fantastic bars in Houston TX including Moving Sidewalk, Big Star Bar, the Lei Low & Johnny's Gold Brick.
On this episode, we venture to my hometown of San Diego to talk with the lovely Ami Reis of Bar Pink in North Park.
Scotty Schuder from Dirty Dick in Paris talks about bringing the tropics to the red light district, random rock star encounters, & co-creating the perfect overproof rum.
On this episode, we chat with Jen Akin of Rumba in Seattle about the awesomeness of agricole rhums, Garth Brooks & horses...
On this episode, Yael (beverage director for The Spare Room, Genghis Cohen, Winsome) talks about dancing, being a goth princess screwhead, & justifies vodka. (Spirited Award Winner Best American Bartender 2018)