Thursday morning, Bar Smyth’s Omar Yeefoon took the national title of Stoli’s Most Original Bartender, winning over the judges with creative cocktails such as a play on a Manhattan and a deconstructed Moscow Mule, which entailed lime, brown sugar, a shot of vodka and candied sugar on a plate. He competed against four other bartenders from New York, Miami, LA, Dallas and Chicago. Yeefoon took Dallas last month at Candleroom where he went head to head with Cedar Social’s Trina Nishimura and the Dram’s Jason Birt. Continue reading
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Greetings from New Orleans! CraveDFW is bellying up to the bar Tales of the Cocktail, which officially kicks off today.
Texas is well-represented at the world’s premier cocktail festival, says Brian McCullough of the Standard Pour and president of the North Texas chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild, with about 25 Texans repping the Lone Star State, such as Mate Hartai of the Libertine, Josh Hendricks and Charlie Pap. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. You know, when all our favorite bartenders (well, almost all of them) jaunt off to New Orleans for the annual convention at the Tales of the Cocktail. Not to be left out, we sent a few reporters to New Orleans to not only sip some fantastic cocktails, but to ferret out the new trends in boozery, sample some of the local cuisine and flavor and otherwise attempt to check in daily with some photos and a report.
Let’s see how our contacts do at the Tales. We hope to hear from them real soon. Right, guys?
Somehow I think this might be like chasing down Hunter S. Thompson reporting on the Super Bowl.
Every year at Tales of the Cocktail, William Grant & Sons unleashes their vast portfolio of great liquor brands at parties with fanfare like no other. At tonight’s party at the New Orleans Museum of Art, they pulled out all the stops in celebration of the tenth birthday of Tales. Continue reading
Yesterday, Big D came to the Big Easy. In a big way. The Texas Cocktail Coalition and Private Social presented Come And Get It! Cocktails Texas Style!, one of the most popular tasting rooms of the day. There, Dallas’ best and liveliest bartenders mixed it up behind the bar and all around the room. Continue reading
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail, the largest bartending convention in the world, held each year in New Orleans. Last year we brought you up-to-the-minute coverage as our reporters on the scene slugged through many dozens of hospitality suites, sampling the latest in cocktails.
This year we have more correspondents attending Tales and a few well respected photographers that will bring us great news and glad tidings from the Crescent City, including the newest addition of a Dallas cocktail event taking place Wednesday morning. Continue reading