Last week for five days San Antonio rolled out their finest red carpet to host their fourth annual Cocktail Conference, one that was well attended by the best bartenders not only in Texas, but from across the country, and beyond. Like its bigger brother in New Orleans, the annual Tales of the Cocktail, there are plenty of cocktails consumed while attended he various events. Those events include both industry and public fetes, all festooned with a variety of spirits, brews and even wine – all with glamour and sometimes a hint of kitsch.
For some attendees it was a time to hone their craft, for others it was about the exchange of thought and trends in the industry. For the public, it was high moments of revelry and a chance to celebrate all things cocktail. All this which raised awareness and plenty of cash for Houston Street Charities, a non-profit set up by restaurateur Mark Bohanan, owner of the premium steakhouse in San Antonio, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood. Continue reading