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Five Questions for the Bartender: E. Smith Mercantile's Jessie Poole

"You can basically pretend you're on a Scottish cliffside feeling the salty sea mist on your ruddy cheeks."

10/07/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Rumba's Kate Perry

"Pardon the obvious bias, but the most underrated spirit is rum."

09/30/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Le Zinc's Andy McClellan

"I want people to think about local liquor in the same way they think about local seasonal food."

09/23/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Artusi's Adam Fortuna

"It was like deleted scenes from 'Kill Bill'—blood, glass, and roses in slow motion."

09/16/2013 By James Ross Gardner

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Canon's Dustin Haarstad

"I've seen my fair share of crazy things from fights to marriage proposals."

09/09/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Cafe Flora's Amber Ricciardi

"Gone are the days where a sodapop was a special occasion treat, and I seek to reclaim that tradition."

09/03/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Aleko Lilly

"Vodka’s like tofu—you can add any flavor to it and it will carry the day."

08/26/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Doug Wargo

"A guy looked me dead in the eye and said he was going to wait outside for me after work and kill me."

08/19/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Alex Negranza

Liberty's bar manager lives a double life of coffee and alcohol.

08/12/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Jeremy Barnett

"I love to educate, inspire, and create beverages that become part of my guests' memories."

08/05/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Chris Zulueta

"I am a mimicked collage of all my favorite bartenders."

07/29/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Joshua Fejeran

A sports reporter turned bar manager comes clean about his relationship with margaritas.

07/16/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions with the Bartender: Amanda Reed

What she saw in Thailand, the praises of Aquavit, and how wine influences Amanda Reed's cocktail creations.

07/08/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Elizabeth Powell

"I noticed a woman dancing on a tall table, shirtless. She was with a pro hockey player."

06/24/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Darek Betz

The Brave Horse Tavern barman has seen a lot of shenanigans in the past 13 years.

06/17/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Kathleen Manley

"I think more people are interested in simple, traditional drinks that highlight the characteristics of the spirit," Manley says. (We are.)

06/10/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Sara Rosales

A (gross) tale of peeing in a pint glass, and the Manhattan that changed everything.

05/20/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Noah Momyer of Monsoon East

Spreading the word about Monsoon East's capabilities one smoked cocktail at a time.

05/13/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Leroy Thomas of Rocco's

"A flask full of applejack is a crowdpleaser."

03/18/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Five Questions for the Bartender: Seth Sempere of the Coterie Room and Suite 410

"There are reasons why bathrooms are for customers only, and those reasons usually require gloves."

03/13/2013 By Allecia Vermillion