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Bar Bet

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably takes place. With a seemingly endless…

Beer Buddies

You may wonder why this list exists. And why should you care about what beers I like to drink? After all, I hold no official title of beer expert (I should totally get my cicerone…

Bar Bet

Back in November, we embarked on an experiment within the pages of our sister publication, (614) Magazine, or rather a dangerous game, one in which bartenders could have a little fun with ingredients, and each…

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Drink.Drank.Junk.

I’m gonna start strong here, and I am gonna ask that none of you disagree with me—because I’ve experienced it and you haven’t: One of the greatest joys in life is taking a pull from…

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Cuppa Change

Kenny Sipes wants your money. He wants your attention. He wants your company. He wants your support. Kenny Sipes wants it all. He wants to have his cake and eat it too. Kenny Sipes wants…

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Bar Bet: Ghost Pepper

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably takes place. With a seemingly endless…

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Dinner & A Show

“All day we’ve got three salmon, two pot pie, two hamburguesa…” “One trout sells this ticket! Let’s move!” “Everybody should be helping!!” Sauté pans clang against the gas stove burners. Stacks of plates rattle against…

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Bar Bet

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably takes place. With a seemingly endless…

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Bar Bet: Candy Canes

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably takes place. With a seemingly endless…

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Cold-Blooded

Greg Butauski’s 23 years of experience in ice carving have resulted in a 2005 World Championship, a position as captain for Team USA at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, a title of Certified…

Frozen in Time

Presented by Chris Manis with promotional consideration provided by Clinebell ice machines and Prohibition “Can I get it on one of those big cubes?” I get this request at least five times a night. The inquiry…

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Say Yes to Nocino

Did anyone out there notice the dude driving around Grandview on November 19 with his window down in 30-degree weather, blasting “Chasing Heather Crazy” by Guided By Voices, and fist-pumping the air outside the window?…

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Breathe it in

Early evening light creeps through the windows, dancing across plush black leather, wood, and brick, revealing the haze that fills the room. Jazz piano riffs break through the conversations swirling around you like the smoke…

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Winter Warmers

This year’s (614) Holiday Cocktail Competition presented by Campari was bigger than ever. The Gallerie Bar and Bistro played host to 24 bars from around the city, and beyond the outer belt. 200 people attended…

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Bar Bet

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably takes place. With a seemingly endless…

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Fall Plea

Today I come to you, hat (and scarf) in hand, begging you to join together for the greater good. Autumn is upon us, and we are not on track to meet its demands. Fall is…

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Hopped Up

Beer and coffee are the good cop/bad cop of the imbibing world, and the two have been tag-teaming us for decades. Beer puts on a show, threatening a hangover with no parole and striking fear…

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Booze Traveler

Cocktail anyone? I can thank the Boy Scouts of America for teaching me two things – the smell of the campfire will always mask the smell of the cigarettes you smuggled in your first aid kit, and…

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