August 07, 2012
Are Classic Cocktails Making A Comeback In The United States?
by Jessica Festa (RSS feed) on Aug 4th 2012 at 4:00PM
Gin martini, mint julep, manhattan, old-fashioned, sidecar – these classic cocktail favorites are nothing new in the world of libations. In fact, they've been around since Prohibition, standing the test of time, exemplifying a certain class of drinks that focuses on the spirit in a simple and honest way. While many modern drinks have been invented since then, incorporating exotic ingredients and high-tech machinery into the mixology, there has been a revival of classic cocktails in the last few years. But, how did this quality culture of cocktails begin, where did it go and why is it coming back? Read More
June 01, 2012
560,000 Jobs In The Past Two Years
Restaurants Add 560,000 Jobs in Past Two Years, According to New National Restaurant Association Analysis
April 09, 2012
Contact: Annika Stensson (202) 973-3677, Rachel Salabes (202) 331-5997
(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association reports that restaurants have added more than 560,000 jobs since the beginning of the employment recovery, with more than 200,000 of those positions created in the last six months. As the nation’s second-largest private sector employer with a workforce of nearly 13 million – almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce – the restaurant industry continues to be one of the strongest job creators in the nation and a pillar of the overall economy. Read More
March 23, 2012
The Secret Ingredient
Liquor companies love to claim they use closely guarded, centuries-old recipes. usually it’s just marketing.
By Wayne Curtis - April 2012 The Atlantic Magazine
The original recipe for Benedictine liqueur was discovered in a 16th-century alchemist’s notebook—or so I was told by my tour guide at the Benedictine distillery in Fécamp, France. That notebook, in turn, had been associated with the Benedictine monks, who she said had helped devise the recipe. Any chance that I might glimpse this exalted tome? “No, it’s not here,” the guide said. Read More
March 22, 2012
Yahoo Travel - Americas Best Bars
Check Out Americas Best Bars From Yahoo Travel
From a lounge in a renovated Las Vegas wedding chapel to a 19th-century-style saloon, America’s best bars celebrate the handmade, the historical and the locally sourced. Read More
March 20, 2012
Star Of The Bar Competition
Are you the next Star of the Bar? Professional and amateur mixologists are invited to go head to head and see who can create the nation’s most creative cocktail for the Star of the Bar title and $5,000 cash prize at the 2012 International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. IWSB will be held at its new dates May 6 and 7 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Interested in a shot at the title, a trip to Chicago to demonstrate your skills at IWSB, plus $5,000? Read More