Tales of the Cocktail has come to a close, and I am en route to Seattle, ready to cast my gaze once more upon our verdant metropolis.
Meantime though, great news: on Saturday night, Tales named Seattle’s own Murray Stenson (of Zig Zag Cafe) the bartender of the year. Stenson was not in New Orleans to receive the award, so Paul Clarke accepted it in his stead.
Stenson was also up for the Lifetime Achievement award; that one went to Brian Rea.
Big congrats to Murray and to everyone over at Zig Zag. And big congrats to you, Seattle, for getting to order drinks from the bartender of the year any old day, and for being smart enough to know how lucky you are to do so.